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    Asian Carp locations

    Hey folks;
    I want to bust the cherry on bowfishing. I am lead to believe that the dams at Kentucky and Barkley are essentially overflowing with them, but that's a three hour drive from louisville and I have never done this before. I'm no stranger to not getting fish, but a six hour round trip to get skunked is not attractive. Is there any action to be had from the shore below McAlpine?

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    I don't know how thick they are below the dam but I know they are pretty thick in some of the creeks down closer to deer Creek. I had several jump in the boat with me as I idled up and back out of them last summer.

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    This may be the first thread on the entire internet that complained about the lack of Asian Carp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugsy View Post
    Hey folks;
    I want to bust the cherry on bowfishing. I am lead to believe that the dams at Kentucky and Barkley are essentially overflowing with them, but that's a three hour drive from louisville and I have never done this before. I'm no stranger to not getting fish, but a six hour round trip to get skunked is not attractive. Is there any action to be had from the shore below McAlpine?
    Bow fishing is prohibited at the fossil beds. As mentioned before the feeder creeks are full of them. Had a hard time keeping them out of my cast net Fri. Now I get to repair them Grrr.

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    Chuck, you got your picture taken on Friday while the search was on for that missing body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyme2fish View Post
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    Yep they got me with there drone lol. I thought it was a police drone. Sad part I have talked with the drowned fisherman on more than one occasion. Be careful out there guy's. Chuck
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    That's not chuck that's his decoy.
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    I went down there Sunday to scout and saw the prohibition on bowfishing. I guess it's too dangerous for the concrete and rebar rubble pile to have arrows around.
    Regardless, I saw no carp. Is Deer Creek south of McApline? I'd prefer to not need Indianan licensure, but I am not opposed to it in principle if I can shoot from the bank at actual fish

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    I've seen them below the spillway of Taylorsville Lake (Salt River) ... but, I don't know if they venture up the Salt River that far unless the water flow is high.

    Whatever you do, and wherever you do it ... take the fish home & eat them, or dispose of them properly ... PLEASE !!

    Many reports of dead Asian Carp with arrow holes in them have been spotted stacked up and left on the bank around boat ramps on some of our lakes. They stink to high heaven when they die and are left to bake in the Sun. Kill them, photograph them, then take them home (for fertilizer or food) or get them back out into the water they came from ... not on the bank or ramp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugsy View Post
    I went down there Sunday to scout and saw the prohibition on bowfishing. I guess it's too dangerous for the concrete and rebar rubble pile to have arrows around.
    Regardless, I saw no carp. Is Deer Creek south of McApline? I'd prefer to not need Indianan licensure, but I am not opposed to it in principle if I can shoot from the bank at actual fish
    I would think shooting from the shore would be pretty slow. Most do it from a boat at night with high powered spot lights. I would like to help you more but simply don't hunt them, I have enough problems with them when I am trying to get bait. As pappy said dispose of properly. And kill the heck out of them. Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat12 View Post
    Yep they got me with there drone lol. I thought it was a police drone. Sad part I have talked with the drowned fisherman on more than one occasion. Be careful out there guy's. Chuck
    Don was out there too,he told me they opened the upper dam 4 ft at once .. Guys when they blow the 30 second siren , at the end of the siren they open the dam . Who else thinks they should look around with binoculars? Maybe that could have been avoided. But the bottom line when fishing at the falls wear your PFD
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