Joe Colloton has seen a dead fish or two in his lifetime.
   He has a lakehouse on Green Lake’s Sandstone Avenue and is an avid fisherman. But he’s never witnessed something like this.
   “Everyone’s wondering what’s going on,” Colloton said. “The smell is horrendous. I mean, it’s just gross.”
   It seems hundreds upon hundreds of dead carp are suddenly turning up on Big Green.
   “They’re everywhere,” Colloton said. “They’re out in the middle. They’re on shore. They’re 100 yards off shore. They’re going underneath the pier. There’s no rhyme or reason to where they’re located.”
   Smelly, dead carp, all around Wisconsin’s deepest lake. It’s a phenomenon he’s been noticing the past week or so.
   The issue became clear as he looped the lake.
   “We went out in the boat, and the kids started counting [dead carp],” he said. “And then when they got to 100, I said, ‘All right, you guys, knock it off.’”
   Monday, Green Lake Association (GLA) Executive Director Stephanie Prellwitz reported her phone has been “ringing off the hook” with people who are concerned and confused at the unsightly, decaying fish.
   By her best assessment, it’s good news vs. bad news ... Read the full story with theories on why the carp are dying, only in the June 23, 2016, issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.