A group of carp has been located in Mud Bay (a.k.a. Crystal Bay) and the commercial fishermen were lined up to come seine the area.
4-16-19 Update: The commercial fishermen worked hard today to pull their nets through the muddy bottom in Crystal Bay (a.k.a. Mud Bay). They ended up netting an estimated 5,000 pounds of carp, but this was a lot less than the 30,000 pound haul they were anticipating. The carp will stay netted at the location overnight until they are ready to be removed from the lake later this week.
Luckily the noise and netting didn’t scare the carp out of the bay and the commercial fishermen would like to take another shot at a seine tomorrow. We’re hoping that the second time is the charm!
Please DO NOT use boats, or recreational watercraft in Mud Bay (Crystal Bay) until the carp have been removed. Any activity or loud noises in this location could scare the carp out of the seine area and make removals less successful or prevent the seine from happening entirely. If you would like to watch the netting and removals, please do so from the public roads or join us at the Upper Prior boat landing later in the week to see the carp get loaded up onto the semi-trailer.