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  • Any experiences with Asian carp or thoughts on how to deal with the buggers? I only hear about them in the Illinois River since

    Any experiences with Asian carp or thoughts on how to deal with the buggers? I only hear about them in the Illinois River since they are an electronic barrier away from Lake Michigan. Figure it is inevitable for waterfowl/boats to eventually transport a few ripe carp eggs over the barrier.

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    Yeah I have heard of them, we have them in New York in the Erie Canal. They are fun to catch and release though. I do not know much about the destruction they cause. We also have Zebra Mussels that have ruined the fishing.

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      MLH,
      This is something I could talk about first hand all day. The Ill. river is where they are most prolific. They have moved from there into the Mississippi. Those SOBs aren't just dangerous to boaters but to our native fish species. The game depts. in Mo. and Ill. have pretty much given cart blanch to any methods of eradication, bow, shotgun, you name it. The officials are actually trying a massive collection effort of these fish with the idea of not only eliminating them but taking the flesh and feeding prisoners. It is edible and carp ain't bad if done right.

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        From everything I have seen they are causing some damage and need to be addressed, We have a big population in a lot of the lakes I fish, but they are the common variety carp, not the problematic asian variety.


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          Agreed with Jim in Mo!

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