The District is currently tracking the radio-tagged carp, focusing attention on Upper Prior Lake where the carp population is the highest. The carp population on Spring Lake is currently meeting the target population goal for the lake, consequently this year we are focusing efforts on Upper Prior Lake which still has a much higher carp population well above levels considered damaging to the lake.
In order for a winter seine to take place, there are several factors which must all line up before we can go after the carp. Unless all these conditions are met we cannot seine.
Status of Winter Seine Requirements: (Updated 1-25-19)
- Ice Conditions: Suitable
- Carp Locations: Carp are clustered but not in a location known to be safe for seines.
- Temperature: Temperatures are forecasted to be very cold for the next week or two – too cold for the native fish.
- Commercial Fishermen: Tentatively ready if other conditions become favorable.
- Market: Market is currently available for carp.
For more information visit our carp management program page.