Dead Fish On the Banks at Comanche Trail Park in Odessa

by Victor Lopez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - You can imagine the surprise and even shock that many people must have felt when they came out to Comanche Trail Park, expecting to do a little fishing, only to find dead fish.

The fish come in all shapes and sizes from small bait size to the big trophy size, all lifeless on the shore.

It's not known exactly when these fish started floating belly up or why.

The Odessa Police Department tells NewsWest Nine, they haven't recieved any calls about the fish problem.

NewsWest 9 also tried to contact the local Game Warden even the City of Odessa's Parks and Recreation Department for a statement, those offices are closed due to the Labor Day Holiday.

The smell and mess not stopping some from dropping their lines in the water out here, but they did so with caution.

This isn't the first time there have been problems at the Comanche Trail Park in Odessa..

You might remember back in December of 2005, the park was closed after a strange blue inky color was reported shortly after the lake was filled with rainbow trout.

Midland Duck Pond also had a similar problem in 2002 when hundreds of fish died due to low levels of oxygen in the water.

As we said, we still don't know when the fish started dying or what exactly the problem is, but just to be on the safe side you might want to put off any fishing plans at Comanche Trail Park until park officials address the problem.

In the meantime, we'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available.