Asian Carp found in Chicago Waterway System
June 24, 2010
GLSFC Special Bulletin
Asian Carp Found in Chicago Area Waterway System
A 20 lb, 35″ Bighead was netted in Lake Calumet, 6 miles from Lake Michigan
One Bighead Asian carp was found on June 23, in Lake Calumet along the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). This is the first physical specimen that has been found in the waterway system above the Electric Barrier System. The Bighead carp was found in Lake Calumet which sits between T. J. O’Brien Lock/Dam and Lake Michigan. The find was made in the northwest corner of the lake, approximately six miles downstream of Lake Michigan by a commercial fisherman under contract to the I DNR during routine sampling efforts in the area. The fish was measured to be 34.6″ long and weighed 19.6 lbs.