I think people are under estimateing the damage and threat two fish are puting on the native wildlife. The two fish im talking about are the Asian Carp and the Bullseye Snakehead. Lets start with the Asian Carp. These monsters can grow up to 100 pounds and more then 4 feet long. They have a incredible filter feeding system that can pick out somthing the size of dust. They inhabit all through the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri rivers and many of their tributaries in the US. They are now abundant in the Mississippi River watershed from Louisiana to South Dakota and Illinois, and are close to invading the Great Lakes. The silver carp is also called the Flying carp for its tendency to leap from the water when startled. They can grow to over 40 lb (18 kg), and can leap 10 ft (3 m) in the air. 'Not as big as the Big head carp'. Many boaters traveling in uncovered high-speed watercraft have been injured by running into the fish while at speed.
Now lets talk about the Bullseye Snakehead. They are a top predators. They will eat whatever they can fit into there mouth, also can stay up to three days out of water.Officials first found out about the snakeheads in May of 2002, when a fisherman visited a government office in Annapolis, Maryland, with a photograph of an unfamiliar fish he had caught and then re-released in Crofton. Biologists soon identified the fish as a Northern Snakehead. One of the many people who converged on the pond after the initial news reports in late June captured a second adult. On two different days in early July, an angler and a fisheries biologist each pulled about six young snakeheads out of the pond; some were only two inches long, indicating that these were not simply individuals that had been released, but offspring from a breeding population. In a survey in late July, a freshwater fisheries manager captured more than 100 juvenile snakeheads estimated to be about five months old. Snake heads have been spotted in the states California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, Arkansas Illinois, and Rhode Island.
So if u hook one of these dont relese them, instanly kill it. For better waters tomorrow.