The weird story on bighead carp from Garfield Park just keeps going.
Fishermen are catching and snagging many fish, ones which survived the fish kill, stacked near the fresh water supply on the north end. This pile includes carp and bighead carp from Friday evening.
Tom Palmisano at Henry's said most of the bigheads are running about 47 inches.
This is one of the bigger ones.
For comparison, the one that Spencer Miller caught on Thursday was 49 inches. And the Illinois record (69 pounds) caught by Jack Bailey from the Carlyle Lake tailwaters on May 4 was 51 inches.
I would hardly think this possible, but the Asian carp saga in Chicago keeps growing and becomes even odder.