Asain Carp are dying in Illinois!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by dgde4x4man, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    La Moille, Illinois
    I read a report from AP news this weekend that thousands of Asain Carp both the bighead and the silver (Silver are the ones that jump) are dying by the thousands in the Illinois River from Starved Rock down stream to Havanna. DNR does not know why but are not worried. They think it might be a virus that is related just to the carp. Finally a little good news!
     
  2. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Nebraska
    Good, it's a bad thing when any species gets a illness that thins them out like that, but for us it is a good thing. Slimy, stinkin, jumpin' fish!

    Aaron

    TA2D
     

  3. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Greenwood, AR.
    Good news! Now start thinning them out more by fishing for them and eating them. They're pretty tasty.

    Eric
     
  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    What the H-E-double toothpicks is going on...? Mad cow disease, West Nile Virus, Bird Flu, now the Asian Carp Creepin' Crud... I'm almost afraid to leave the house...:lol:
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    But, what do I know?
     
  5. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    i hate to hear that i was just starting to take a likeing to those jumping archery targets
     
  6. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Virginia
    The best carp is a dead carp. They should have stayed in Asia.
     
  7. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    Illinois
    Those darn things cost me a nice catt max rod and an ABU reel. I was running up the wabash river last year doing about 20 mph. Those carp started to jump out of the water and keep up with me. I didnt have my rod and reel strapped down. One jumped into the boat and flopped around kicking the rod and reel in the river. I was mad as hell. The darn carp flipped back into the river so I couldn even through the thing on the bank for pay back.

    It is always something!

    D