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flying carp found in IGL's

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I am sure as everyone knows it was only a matter of time, saw this on the local news site today:

DES MOINES, IA - Dozens of leaping carp have been caught in East Okoboji Lake and one in Spirit Lake in northern Iowa, but officials say they aren't likely to reproduce because the invasive fish prefers large rivers for spawning.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a commercial fishing company caught the carp in late March and early April.

Last summer's flooding on the Missouri River allowed the fish to swim past barriers, and biologists feared it had enter the glacial lakes via a creek. Local leaders are trying to raise $700,000 for an electric barrier.

Biologists say since water levels have fallen, there's less a threat of additional fish entering the lakes. Silver carp, which can reach over 50 pounds, tend to leap out of the water and have harmed boaters.

does anyone else actually think they really wont spawn?

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This could have been easily prevented years ago... Many have fought for a barrier to keep the fish in the lakes and the lake owners were totaly against it, now with the threat of Silver carp they are readily opening their checkbooks and want a barrier in place ASAP....According to the Silvers spawning habits they need moving water, luckily this year we have none and local fisheries guys seem the think they won't spawn, time will tell....

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