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Old 09-04-2015, 06:24 PM
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:27 PM
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Shit. It was only a matter of time, unfortunately.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:06 PM
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Damn, that is WAY to close to my home waters of Lake Erie!! I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the carp aren't being planted in different waters by people just so they can get a thrill out of feeling responsible for them proliferating.
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Russ, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you.
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A few Asian carp have been found in Lakes Erie and Ontario in the past. Numbers are in single digits.

I understand that there are some Asian communities that believe it is good luck to buy 2 live Asian carp- one to eat and the other to release alive. Toronto has a large Asian community. They might be getting live carp from some a$$hole like this one.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...157300115.html
I'd like to attach a 20 lb weight to this jerk and troll him behind my boat for a few hours.
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There are already reports of asian carp being caught in the St.Clair River between lake Huron and lake St Clair.Not many,but from fishermen that know what they are looking at.There have been numerous seizures of live asian carp at the Blue Water and Ambassador bridges between the USA and Canada.Why is this important? Asian culture is to replace a live fish into the water when you remove one or use one from nature.Guess what they have been doing?
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'Moot that is terrible news.
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Originally Posted by StClairFlats View Post
'Moot that is terrible news.
Allegedly the fishermen have reported the incidents along with evidence which the MDNR denies.Kind of like the Michigan Cougar and Wolverines they denied were here.I got the story direct from a guy that fishes the river every day.
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
Allegedly the fishermen have reported the incidents along with evidence which the MDNR denies.Kind of like the Michigan Cougar and Wolverines they denied were here.I got the story direct from a guy that fishes the river every day.
Enough valid reports like that and the OP's and the Army Corps of Engineers will say "See? We don't need to do anything about the Chicago Shipping Canal after all!"
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This is not good news. However, while all species of the asian carp are bad, it seems the bighead and silver are the worst ones, not the grass carp.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
This is not good news. However, while all species of the asian carp are bad, it seems the bighead and silver are the worst ones, not the grass carp.
Agreed. They stock them in the canals here and urban lakes to keep down the vegetation. White amurs, I believe. Against the law to keep them, but you can catch and release all day. A blast to catch on light tackle and a small Mepps spinner bait.

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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I thought I was on you ignore list? Either way nice to talk with you.

You put a bunch a grass carp in Lake St. Clair and allow them to multiple they will decimate that fishery and the surrounding fishing industry! Heck, even if the grass crap got into Lake Erie, the damage they could do in the west end of the lake would be massive.
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