I had no idea Asian Carp were in this lake!

I had no idea Asian Carp were in this lake!

Joined: 23 Jul 2006, 15:45

10 Feb 2013, 04:24 #1

I recently saw a photo posted by Jason Sealock.  It was a side image view of the bottom of Kentucky Lake.  It was staggering the amount of Asian carp that were along the bottom.  I had no idea they were even in that lake system.  It appears it's a huge problem now.  I found this thread from a fishing board there. 

http://www.fishin.com/forums2/kentucky- ... demic.html

Many of those guys are scared to death that the carp are ruining their game fish populations.  They even went as far as saying they need commercial fisherman to keep the numbers down.  Below is a link to the side imaging photo.  I don't know if it will come up.  It may not if the facebook profile is private.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater

Did any of you know about the problem on Kentucky Lake?
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Joined: 28 Jul 2007, 04:33

10 Feb 2013, 04:58 #2

OH BOY! HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Joined: 30 Dec 2006, 02:23

10 Feb 2013, 12:22 #3

What a shame. once they are there it is almost impossible to get rid of them I heard.
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Joined: 16 Dec 2006, 11:45

10 Feb 2013, 22:15 #4

Time goes by so fast.
Dan and I fished two invitationals there in the late 80s and there was no mention that there was a threat, or even that there was a fish called an Asian Carp.
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Joined: 16 Dec 2006, 23:18

11 Feb 2013, 15:24 #5

I guess the depth of the water is the problem with getting rid of them. Aren't they sterile? If that is true then after a point they are gone provided there is no restocking. We have them to cut down on the weed infestation but because the water is so shallow they can shock the lake and remove the fish whenever they want.
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Joined: 15 Dec 2006, 02:06

11 Feb 2013, 21:32 #6

They are not sterile.

Jonesy
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Joined: 02 Oct 2007, 15:44

12 Feb 2013, 17:28 #7

I Hunt Snipe wrote:I guess the depth of the water is the problem with getting rid of them. Aren't they sterile? If that is true then after a point they are gone provided there is no restocking. We have them to cut down on the weed infestation but because the water is so shallow they can shock the lake and remove the fish whenever they want.



DO you mean grass carp?
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