Ron Brooks

3:14 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

State Official Says Asian Carp Bow Fishing Tournament Won’t Make a Dent

A bow hunting Asian carp tournament is coming in May to reduce the fish’s population, but a state official says it won’t have a significant effect.

Fisherman James Story is coordinating the tournament in hopes of encouraging bow hunters to go after the carp. But Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Fisheries Director Ron Brooks says there are just too many fish to make an impact in one day.

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6:55 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Fighting Back the Asian Carp

Byron Hopkins holds up a bighead carp caught at the Carp Madness tournament while his grandfather Ronnie Hopkins looks on.
Whitney Jones WKMS

The invasive Asian carp are multiplying rapidly throughout the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries. They're a scourge for native fish, tourists and commercial fishermen. Whitney Jones went to the first Asian carp fishing tournament to find out why Asian carp are such a destructive nuisance.

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12:23 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

KY Fish and Wildlife Seeks To Curb Invasive Carp Population In Tournament

Credit USFWS Photo

A March fishing tournament is set to curb the  growing population of the invasive Asian carp in the region.

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