We have a watershed lake and the Watershed Board drained the spillway for routine erosion maintenance. Some of our neighbors came over & scooped out appx 500 lbs of crappie, bass, bullheads, catfish, perch/bluegill . . . they didn't take the gar. That's one serious fish fry!
I had a great uncle in WWII who told me that his unit was camped beside a creek while they were in England getting geared up to go into Normandy, and they'd gotten tired of eating the same old thing, so a few of them decided that a fish fry was a fine idea. I'll never forget him saying "You know, if you throw a couple of hand grenades in the water you can get all kinds of fish!"