West Okoboji Fish Kill Believed To Be Of A Natural Cause

Fri 6-16-2017

(West Okoboji)-- Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are looking into a fish kill on the east side of West Lake Okoboji. Mike Hawkins is a fisheries biologist with the DNR...West Lake Fish Kill 

"These species are mainly bluegills but we are seeing a few other species. The cause is most likely natural. It's a thing that we see typically this time of year in natural lakes, not all the time but this is the time of the year we're going to see these if they're going to happen."

He says it should be a fairly shortlived event.