Asian Carp, brought over from the far east to aid in cleaning commercial fish ponds in Arkansas. It seemed like a good idea at the time; however, it all went bad when the Mississippi River flooded in the 1970’s and they escaped into the wild. Now they are taking over rivers and lakes along the Mississippi, Ohio and connected waters. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is addressing this problem and one possible solution to that problem in this edition of Kentucky Afield TV.
***UPDATE**** Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, KY is taking a run at the Asian Carp market. With an abundance of Bighead and Silver carp in nearby waterways, the fish market is set to process and sell these fish for consumption. Commercial fishermen have often said if you pay us for the invasive carp we will catch them and that is exactly what is happening in Western Kentucky. Watch the video here:
Other shows Kentucky Afield has on the Asian and Bighead Carp…
-Bowfishing for bigheads, how to clean them and several recipes:
-Kentucky State University’s plan to market these fish:
-Bowfishing at night for bigheads:
-More indepth interviews with Fisheries Director Ron Brooks on the problem:
Courtesy of Gary Howey’s Outdoorsman Adventures – Walleye Fishing on Bitter Lake in Waubay, South Dakota with Cory Ewing from Waubay Lake Guide Service
Here it is folks! This is all the footage that I managed to gather while on my guided bass fishing trip with Matt Allen! I even got to fish with The Josh St John of JSJ Bait Co! It was truly an amazing, educational, unforgettable experience! I got to experience the big dogs go to work and show me how it’s done!
I did not get all of my catches on film. I was really disappointed that my camera battery died 2 casts before the fight for the 6.40 lber I caught but what can you do?
The smallest bass was 2 lbs, but I caught several 2.5s, 3s, 3.5s, 4s, and a few 4.5s along with a 5.35 lber!
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