Asian Carp

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by SmokinBarrel, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. SmokinBarrel

    SmokinBarrel New Member

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    Another reason to reduce the creel limit on Catfish. Maybe an increase in the Catfish population would force them to target more Asian Carp as a food source.:eek:oooh:

    Link: Asian Carp - Great Lakes
     
  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    Take a big flatty to gobble a 100 lb carp.....got my 808 ready..lets go get him lol
     

  3. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    Yeah they was showing this on fox news as well today.I hope it works , talk about one big chum pile...
     
  4. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    whats the length of toxicity of rotenone??
     
  5. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  6. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I read an article a year or two ago about bighead carp, they are hard to catch but they have made a difference in water quality, they eat all that green stuff.
     
  7. Fishhead1

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    They use Potasium Permanganate (Sp) which neutralizes the toxin. So in this case at the end of the 6 mile stretch (which I believe is at the dam there) they'll have a drip which should nullify the chemical.

    Just FYI, the state biologists weren't excited at all about this, this came down from the Feds and political pressure. I'll be interested in hearing/seeing the results when it's all said and done.
     
  8. westman407

    westman407 New Member

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    I just didn't get how it could kill all the other fish but not the Asian carp.... How sad and what a waste. I am curious of this will affect the ecosystem. I mean if they killed all the other fish and there are still Asian carp left. then it sounds like free reign for the carps to grow even more.