From the “we can’t make this up” files comes this. Is it a potential solution to the jumping, flying, devouring Asian carp menace? Let you answer thata one, but I do know this: Nothing mankind can devise will keep those suckers outta anywhere, same as zebra mussels, hydrilla, etc. Following is from here: Hundreds or [...]
What does an NFL pass rush look like if you’re Eli Manning? (Go Giants!) Looks like what these crazy Illinois “yoots” found out in their quest to rid a river of some Asian carps. Don’t try this at home!
Charlie the Carp? Check Out These Vids Speaking of bounties on fish, saw an article the other day about these Asian carp and how some scientists – I want to say, in Arkansas? – were studying whether canned Asian carp could take over for canned tuna some day. From our own USDA, quoting food technologist [...]
Carp get fingered for a lot of negative aquatic issues, but a recent study** took a new look at one particular aspect of an old issue. Researchers asked what happens on a large scale (~6500 sq. ft.) when you put carp, bass and bluegill together in the same area.
Well, that’s one way to make lemonade outta some lemons. Bath, IL hosted the 7th Annual Redneck Fishing Tournament this past weekend on the Illinois River. The goal is to catch as many of those bizarre jumping Asian carp as you can, but it’s catch as in baseball, not fishing: no rods allowed.
Asian carp, the aqua-locusts. At this point, no one has a clue how to stop these things. Meaning really stop ‘em. They’ve been charging up the Mississippi River, and the massive bureaucracy that is the Army Corps of Engineers is studying whether to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship canal, which connects the Mississippi to [...]
First of all, the answer to that question if you’re one of those Euro carp-lovers is “no.” Those guys literally hug and kiss fat carp in ways that are…disturbing (check it here). But apparently at least some English carp-smoochers think the answer to that question is “yes.” You might recall that England is the country [...]
I kinda want to experience this, but kinda don’t. I’m also thinking about building a fertilizer plant in Indiana.
The Prez recently signed a law banning the import of bighead carp into our fair waters. Bigheads are the ones whose eyes look like they’re too far down. Silver carp, already banned , are the ones that jump out of the water. Our question: like it makes a huge difference? Guess bans are an obvious [...]
You Gotta See These Pics Remember this pic? It’s the French guy who caught a giant koi (fancy carp) that many people doubted was real. Well, as you can see from this slideshow, it’s real. The guy is a big carp maniac. Or…weirdo. Check out the following photos. Giant – kinda obese – fish for [...]
We all know how much of a threat the invasive Asian carp are to America’s delicate aquatic ecosystems and beloved native fish species. But our resident gamefish aren’t the only ones whose lives are at stake. Just ask the woman who was almost murdered by a school of the soulless, scale-laden thugs.
Those pesky Asian carp have been in the headlines a lot lately. Last week we saw the appointment of America’s first “carp czar“, and then there was the genesis of the giggle-inducing “Until You Beat Them, Eat Them” campaign courtesy of Michigan congressman Dave Camp. Carp czar? Congressman? We don’t need no stinkin’ politicians! We’ve [...]
I don’t know which dumb thing to start with, but both of these belong in the category “you can’t make this stuff up.” Carp Czar Our amazing country has some problems right now, notably financial ones like: T-word national debt, Congress and the president spending like it’s their last year on Earth, sending as much [...]