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Old    lakeski (lakeski)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-16-2010, 3:58 PM Reply   
The White House announced their plans for controlling Asian Carp. One of their plans calls for closing the Chicago locks for 3-4 days per week to block the fish and then to allow shipping to use the locks the rest of the time.

Are they serious?!? They have got to be kidding!

I know that the Carp will be consulting their calendars and voluntarily holding back from entering Lake Michigan on the 3-4 days per week that the Feds say it is OK to open the locks for shipping.

You can't make this stuff up! It's sad.
Old    JUST-IN-TIME (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-16-2010, 4:01 PM Reply   
you guys need more fisherman up there!!

only one way to get them gone

poison, but thats not good for people
Old    CMC X Stars (02wakesettervlx)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-16-2010, 5:22 PM Reply   
Really, they're not already in Lake Michigan. Yeah right. The nets haven't worked, so why wouldn't we just poison them. Noone eats fish out of the Illinois River or the canal, so just poison them and get it over with. I really don't understand the need that people seem to have to screw with the ecosystem. They are Asian Carp, why didn't we leave them there in the first place? Oh yeah, because we can control nature.
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-16-2010, 7:39 PM Reply   
And to think, us west coasters are still complaining about zebra muscles.
Old    CMC X Stars (02wakesettervlx)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-16-2010, 7:49 PM Reply   
The fricken Asian carp jump, and that's where the problem lies. In addition to that, they breed quickly, and overtake the existing population in relatively short order. To think that the carp haven't already made it into Lake Michigan is ignorant. They may not be prevalant yet, but they are there.
Old    JUST-IN-TIME (justintime)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-16-2010, 7:52 PM Reply   
we had pike come in over here to cali a few years ago

we had to cut their heads off and tell DFG where and when we caught them

they paid like $20 a head!!!!
Old    Brad Riddick (riddick)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-16-2010, 8:20 PM Reply   
i like the idea of gettin paid to catch them! i dont see how you can poison them haha...nice thought tho!

Bottom line though. shipping ships need to figure out an alternative to ballast...maybe someone will figure up an alternative to ballast...maybe that will change wakeboarding and create unreal wakes behind one of the new alternative to ballast boats

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