ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Something stinks in the water at Hanna Park. Officials with the city, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission said the reason is thousands of fish that have recently gone belly-up.
They have washed up by the thousands at the lake in the Mayport area park. FWC officials say complaints started coming about a week ago and the fish are still washing up on the banks.
"Probably change my mind about fishing out here, the smell is not that good!" said Carlos Alvarez, who was bike riding along the lake when he was hit by the stench of rotting fish.
However, the Staleys of Jacksonville weren't going to let the stink push them away as they tried to celebrate their 28th anniversary and only day off this week from Sippers Coffeehouse, which they own.
"I'm not going to take any home. I'm just catching and releasing with dead fish.