The silver carp reportedly traveled roughly 35 miles upriver against strong current, from La Crosse to just north of Winona, in less than a day – the farthest north a tagged silver carp has made
Data will help agencies learn more about invasive carp.
An angler told the agency a silver carp jumped into his boat as he deployed a trolling motor.
The tagged silver carp will provide the DNR with valuable data on the movement and habits of this invasive species in the river system.
In 2017, two silver carp were captured in the same location.
“No silver or bighead Asian carp were seen or caught during two-weeks of intensive monitoring,” today’s announcement said, adding that additional monitoring will take place.
Concern in Michigan is high after capture of a silver carp in the Illinois Waterway.
In eight consecutive years of intensive monitoring and fish sampling in the Chicago Area Waterway System, this is the second time a bighead or silver carp has been found above the electric dispersal barriers.
Bighead carp also found during proactive monitoring.