Carp

State investigating common carp deaths in Michigan lake

LAKE ORION, Mich. — State officials are investigating the deaths of hundreds of adult common carp at an Oakland County lake. Michigan’s DNR said between 250 and 500 of the fish have been found dead since mid-July in Lake Orion, northwest of Detroit. Area residents reported the dead fish to the state agency. DNR fisheries division staff collected samples July…

Carp-chaser lands Utah state record

Henry Charlier, of Boise, Idaho, landed a state-record 34-pound common carp from the Snake River on May 3. Henry wrangled the lunker carp while fishing the stretch below CJ Strike Reservoir. The fish beats the previously-held record of 30.4 pounds, set by Alexander Veenstra last December. As an avid angler, Henry enjoys the challenge of chasing big carp, which can…

Minnesota DNR invasive carp barrier nears completion

A bighead carp like this one, from the St. Croix River bordering Minnesota and Wisconsin, was verified in North Dakota recently. (Minnesota DNR)JANESVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR has begun work on an electric barrier project to keep invasive carp from reaching the Le Sueur River. The structures near Eagle Lake and Janesville are scheduled to be completed within the…

Carp removal project kicks off at Lake Minnetonka headwaters

Above, below: On Friday, Sept. 7, crews pulled up the first nets that have been set in Steiger Lake in Victoria. (Photos by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District)The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD), in coordination with Three Rivers Park District, Carver County, the City of Victoria, and the rest of the Six Mile Creek-Halsted Bay Subwatershed Partnership, is beginning the first…

Minnesota DNR blames illegal goldfish release for dead carp

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota conservation officials are blaming the illegal introduction of nonnative ornamental goldfish for large numbers of dead carp washing up on a lakeshore south of the Minneapolis area. The Minnesota DNR says a virus from the koi goldfish also has been found in at least eight other southern Minnesota lakes in the past year. The investigation began after…