Oakland Fishermen Fear Carp Invasion A recent discovery by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that invasive Asian carp may have bypassed an electric barrier intended to keep them out of the Great Lakes is cause for a "sense of urgency and emergency" according to some Oakland County residents.
Killer Carp! Trying to net an Asian carp that was soaring through the air a few feet away, Mike Pernet didn't see another 10-pound fish flying at his head till it him square in the mouth. "It hurt," Pernet said, blood running from his mouth and down his chin as he sat in a boat on the Illionois River. "It loosened some of my teeth."
Fishing for Controversy Mark Evans fancies himself a superhero, fighting environmental crime in Michigan waters. His villains are carp, dogfish and gar, bottom feeders with bad reputations for turning clear water muddy. His weapons are bows and arrows. On a good night, he and his guests might kill 50 fish.
Bow Fishers Say They're Within Law Mark Evans was clearly agitated. "This is what the DNR tells me I can do legally," said the Waterford Township resident. "I'm a firm believer if people knew what we were doing, we wouldn't get the hassle." Evans shoots carp and other rough fish with a bow and arrow.
Tours and outings help raise awareness of invasive carp threatLakeConservation.com would be happy to arrange a tour to view the carp population on your lake, or provide a detailed presentation for your next association meeting to educate your members on the importance of carp control.
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