High water slow Carlyle carp harvest

February 05, 2010 at 09:09 AM

Rod Kloeckner reports that high water in the Kaskasia River has again slowed the commercial harvest of abundant Asian carp massed below the Carlyle Lake dam.

“The problem we’re having is they’re releasing too much water through the dam to create conditions conducive for those guys to go down there and net,” said Rob Maher, commercial fishing project manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “There’s interest from the fishermen and there’s certainly interest from the DNR.

“I think everybody is supportive of it, but we just don’t have the right river conditions that will allow those guys to get in there and take fish out.

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