The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says the dead fish began showing up last weekend. Now, the fish litter the shoreline, and the stench fills the air.
“It just stinks really bad,” said Yesenia Compean. “You had to cover your nose when you walk by there.”
Edward Hinojosa and his family spend almost every other weekend in the Kemah area.
“Never seen nothing like that in my life,” said Hinojosa.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says the shad or bait fish are likely showing up dead because of oxygen depletion.
At this time, there are no plans to investigate the fish kill any further. There’s also no word on any plans to clean the fish off the shoreline.