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November 6, 2014
Seining ceases on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON — After just two short hauls from the southern end of Lake Ocheda’s west basin, commercial fisherman Scott DesLaurier has pulled...
November 6, 2014 - 9:39pm
August 20, 2014
The great divide
WORTHINGTON — Three years and one month ago this week, nearly 30 people gathered on the shores of Lake Ocheda’s east basin to discuss potential...
August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
April 24, 2013
Threat of aquatic invasives brings greater enforcement, awareness
WORTHINGTON -- Last year, boaters in southwest Minnesota may have received a free pass -- a warning instead of a citation -- if they forgot to pull the plug on their bilge tank before leaving a lake. This year, with stepped up enforcement and a heightened concern for the spread of...
April 24, 2013 - 9:38pm
April 4, 2013
Big fish story: Asian carp issue reaches Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- New tests show Asian carp likely are not colonizing Minnesota waters, however, experts say that shoudn't slow efforts to stop the...
April 4, 2013 - 10:37pm
August 17, 2012
Fish barriers keeping carp out of Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Earlier this summer, Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District Administrator Dan Livdahl witnessed literally thousands of carp in the channel between Peterson Slough and the western basin of Lake Ocheda. The rough fish were gathered there because 10, five-foot wide steel gates...
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August 17, 2012 - 9:49pm
December 14, 2011
Outdoors, environment groups see 120 days to stop carp
ST. PAUL -- Federal and state officials have 120 days to act against destructive Asian carp that could infest most Minnesota waters, a coalition of outdoors and environmental groups says. "I don't think it is anything we should tolerate," Jeff Forester of the Minnesota Seasonal Recreation...
December 14, 2011 - 9:16pm
August 11, 2011
Bighead carp found in East Okoboji Lake
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- State environmental officials say bighead carp have been found in East Okoboji Lake in northern Iowa and they believe flooding on the Missouri and Little Sioux rivers may have allowed the fish to pass over area dams and eventually into the lake. The Iowa...
August 11, 2011 - 9:32am
July 20, 2011
Carp removal is key to improving water clarity on Lake Ocheda
WORTHINGTON -- Water quality on Lake Ocheda has been poor for years, and it's no secret that carp populations in the 1,700-acre lake are to blame for the constant stirring of sediment in the three basins. That sediment has prevented sunlight from reaching the lake bottom and promoting...
July 20, 2011 - 8:29pm
November 14, 2008
Letter: A plug for corn-fed carp
Now that the price of corn continues to decline, perhaps we should consider raising corn-fed carp. They gain weight much quicker than pork. They would be accepted by nations short of protein -- especially those who will not touch pork. Carp feed on everything green, including alfalfa,...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
September 11, 2008
HLWD meeting on carp is Monday
HERON LAKE -- Carp constantly root around the bottom of whatever lake or river they live in, stirring up pollutants, encouraging algae growth and making water murky. The non-native carp also wreak havoc on local ecosystems and edge out the game fish Midwesterners love to eat. Fishermen,...
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Column: Ideas being tested to control carp population
WORTHINGTON -- Last week, I shared my views about what I thought about the common carp and how it made its way into almost every body of water in North America. Carp are here to stay and the only thing that can be done to limit their devastating effects is to try to control their...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am