Today a friend of mine called me to see if I was available to help him on Monday. He lives about 70 miles away from me so I was sceptical about it. I asked him what was the thing he needed. He replied he wanted me to help him empty a lake.
Now I have never done this before, and unfortunately I still won't be able to. He says, there are huge Bluegill, Bass, Catfish, and possibly Crappie in there, that we get to keep. I can not fathom the interest in someone doing this so I asked what the deal was. He responded that the owner wants to just put Koi in this pond.
Now Koi are a form of Carp, they are pretty to look at and relaxing to watch. My friend can not tell me how big this "lake" is but if the fish are as big as what he is saying, that's a huge body of water to put Koi into. I asked if he was farming them. My friend doesn't know.
I am up in the air here because I would love to fill my freezer but have reservations about destroying the ecology and a natural lake like this just so I can eat and someone else can look at pretty things.
We shall see what transpires on Monday. If I find some work this weekend to justify the drive out there i might go just to see it. We would not be getting paid cash for doing this, the trade out is the fish!
What would you do?