From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), June 22, 1922, page 1:
Fish Were Plentiful.
Monday afternoon the river raised rapidly, due to heavy rains in Iowa, and great numbers of fish were driven to the surface by the mud which was stirred up. It almost seemed as if Skidmore had moved to the river banks, for everyone who could get there was on the job.
When the fish literally crowd one another out of the water, it is a shame not to pick them up, and all who went after them came home with all they could use, and plenty to divide with their neighbors who were unable to go.
It has been a long time since so many fish have been seen in the Nodaway, and probably will be long before they will be so plentiful and so easily caught. The largest fish reported was a 38-pound cat, caught by James Gale.