BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officers say a second kind of invasive Asian carp has reached the waters simply downstream of Indiana’s largest reservoir.
The current discover of bighead carp in Salt Creek slightly below Lake Monroe’s dam comes after silver carp have been discovered since at the least 2015 within the dam’s tailwaters.
Asian carp have not been discovered within the lake, which spans almost 11,00zero acres in Monroe and Brown counties.
However the Division of Pure Assets is reminding anglers it is unlawful to make use of small fish taken from the dam’s tailwaters as bait in Lake Monroe itself.
That prohibition goals to maintain juvenile Asian carp from reaching the lake and its upstream tributaries.
DNR fisheries biologist Dave Kittaka tells The Herald-Times“prevention is the easiest way to cease” Asian carp from spreading.