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$500 Bounty Placed on Carp in Little Muskego Lake

A bounty will be placed on carps that are tagged by the DNR in hopes that fisherman are encouraged to catch a lot of carp.

Carp in Little Muskego Lake will soon have a $500 bounty on their heads, according to a Muskego Now article.

The Little Muskego Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District will pay a $500 bounty to anyone who catches carp that is tagged by the Department of Natural Resources.

This is an incentive for people to fish as many carp as possible.  The idea is that if fishermen know that there are some carp with tags on them and with bounties that might encourage them to catch as many as possible in hopes of catching one with a tag.

Carp are known as an invasive species that can damage a lake’s ecosystem.

The program will start when the DNR catches and tags a number of carp, which has not been determined yet. 

Dan April 24, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Yeah baby lets get carpin!!!! Also good fertilizer
Shawn April 25, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Is there an open season on carp? Or can they be fished year round?
Denise Konkol (Editor) April 25, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Year round....I recall my dad catching them, keeping them and using them as Dan mentioned as fertilizer in the garden. They are an invasive species and you're welcome to remove as many from the lakes as possible.
Shawn April 25, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Is there bowfishing allowed on little Muskego ?
steve kersten April 25, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Carpe every dayum
Gina April 25, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Eagle Spring Lake (Waukesha County) has the same program going since 2009. The 1st tagged carp was captured on April 16th and was worth a bonus $500.00 ($1,000.00) total. More information is available on their website at www.eaglespringlake.us
Walter Spitzer April 26, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Yes - bowfishing is allowed. Little Muskego Lake Association and Little Muskego Lake District have sponsored the Wisconsin Bowhunters to fish the lake for carp. If you do catch them, please do not return them to the lake. Use them for fertilizer, some people smoke them and eat them or deposit them in the trash.
Stephanie May 01, 2013 at 04:57 PM
so you can only get the 500 for ones that have a tag on them? when does this start for little muskego lake? and where do you take them once you catch them?

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