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Asian carp fishing tournament coming next week

Twenty-one teams from Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee have signed up for the country’s first commercial fishing tournament for Asian carp.

The Carp Madness Tournament is being held at Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky this Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Our goal is simple: We want to purge 100 tons of carp from two of the state’s best fishing lakes,” said Ron Brooks, fisheries director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

“Kentucky Afield” television host Tim Farmer will emcee the final tournament weigh-in at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kentucky Dam Marina ramp in Gilbertsville.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is offering $10,000 to the commercial fishing team that brings in the most poundage. The department is dividing a total of $20,000 among the top five teams. Netting is the best way to capture Asian carp since they are plankton feeders and do not bite baited hooks.

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  • Rosemary Kelly

    It would be nice if they could donate the fish for shelter cats and dogs. I wonder if someone could process it into food?

    • edro3111

      Rosemary, that’s an excellent idea! Hope someone sees your post and if not this year, maybe next they can set something up!

    • Charlie

      Humans can also eat this fish !

    • fliteking

      Just happens these finned wonders are tasty and a good source of protein for humans too.

      Recipes galore: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=asian+carp+recipes

      Conservatives should fund a canning facility where the “Unable to find work entitlement seekers” could work 40 hours a week, then we could issue canned fish to the illegals instead of food stamps.

  • Charlie

    A very loud engine and plenty of nets around boat .Then these crazy carp would jump into the nets. Purge our waters of this invasive fish. Drag a barge with nets loud noises, make it so nets flip up and dump fish into barge. Good luck with the fishing of these carp.

  • pointman49

    Question, is it legal to motor up & down those ‘carp’ waters with shotguns & shoot them like skeet targets??? If so, wouldn’t that be great ‘Anti-Drone’ practice??? Will also provide excellent training for our Olympic Skleet Shooting Team. So we can show we are “green”, we can process all that dead Carp & Skeet to starving & homeless liberals~!!~I would love feeding it to Nancy Pooplosi~!!

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