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Asian carp: Marking the kill zone

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John Farmer said he did not mark a single fish on Friday in the kill zone on the Little Calumet.


Farmer is one of the top bass fishermen in Chicago fishing, make that Illinois fishing. He's shown above celebrating a rare BASS victory by an Illinois fisherman in the 2004 Kentucky CITGO Bassmaster Open.

The Crete man is the one who introduced me to fishing on the inland side of the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam more than a decade ago.

Friday he went out to try that area and Lake Calumet again. He launched from Waterfront Pub and said he did not mark a single fish until he locked through.

Even with restocking, it will take years for that 2.5-mile kill zone on the Little Cal to come back.

There is a cost beyond the money and manpower to this giant science experiment being conducted by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.

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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on July 6, 2010 8:33 AM.

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