The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.
12/25/2005 @ 09:51 AM Contributed by: bowfisher Views:: 8,944
This is a story I wrote from my expiriences on Iowas interior rivers over the past decade while bowfishing. This fish sometimes referred to as the Asain carp is going to have a serious impact on the habitat of Iowas gamefish. Also the dangers of being hit by one while boating....
This article and the photographs were contributed by Graystoke (believed to be the guy behind those Foster Grants, holding that "golden ghost" and his fly rod....or it could be Mr. Goldstoke, the carp catcher, the alter ego of Dr. Graystoke, the trout fly fisherman)
Why is it that when one thinks of a Carp, words and impressions, in the negative sense come to mind? I mean think about it. In the hierarchy of fins that swim, where do you rank the Carp? Is he revered? Do men and women brag about going Carp fishing to exotic places? Do you have, (or heck, anyone you know!) own a 3-D graphic sticker of the feisty Carp on the topper of a 4WD truck?
I think the point is taken. But the question remains; why don
12/30/2003 @ 12:50 PM Contributed by: Tony Views:: 4,548
I found this particularly interesting. Australia is looking to curb carp populations which have caused millions of dollars in damage and has hurt the populations of other game species. They plan to do all this by introducing a gene that prevents female offspring from being born. Hrm, ok, so what is their plan once the populations are back to 'normal'? See this article on Yahoo! News.
06/27/2003 @ 10:28 AM Contributed by: dtrumbower Views:: 8,224
Saw a story on the television this morning about the influx of Asian Carp in the Missisippi. They actually jump in the boat. They sound like they are a big threat to other fish species.
You can look at more info in this article from The Star Tribune.