Friday, July 20, 2012

Asian Carp-still a nusiance

   The nuisance fish, Asian carp are alive and seem to be making some headway into Great Lakes waters according to information just released from the DNR.
   Evidence, eDNA, was discovered in Lake Erie waters. Following this discovery, electroshocking took place with no fish discovered.
   In my opinion, that doesn't mean the fish aren't there or haven't been in these waters. There is some concern that with all of the food available to gamefish in both Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, once those carps get into the Great Lakes system, they'll find pickings pretty good and wipe out fish populations by eating everything that isn't nailed down.
   I'm not a scientist nor do I have any training or background in fisheries biology. But it stands to reason, at least to me, that if eDNA have been discovered, then the fish that created it can't be too far away.
   Call it a gut feeling but many sportsmen, especially anglers, feel these carps are already here. Stay tuned. There's more to come on this subject.

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