Dear Arkansas, I feel doubtful they died unless you've seen many floaters. If you've been near the BOW the entire winter, you'd likely see signs. It can take some time for the BG & RES to even act interested in feeding to begin with. Start with very small handfuls (a cup or two at the most) in the morning and/or evening at the "good fishing" times. When they do start feeding on the smaller amounts it often initiated the feed frenzy communications that fish somehow transmit to others. It will grow from there in the weeks to come. Just be consistent with your feed times as they are habituated to "dinner time." I use a Texas Hunter with two daily disbursements to keep me honest. Cheers. Don
NE Ohio, 2 ponds @ 1.3 @ 16' & .5 ac.@ 6'. Aeration x 6 bottom diffusors, 2 HVLP fountains, Honey Hole habitat x 35 pcs, FHM, SMB, WE, RBT, YP, BG, HBG, CC (in newer WE/SMB pond only) 2nd 1/2 ac pond LMB, CC, RSF, SMB, BCP, CBG, HBG, FHM.