MDC biologists are looking at bighead and silver carp (invasive species) to see if they have any impact on our native fish species.

Biologists would like to collect all bighead and silver carp caught by anglers on Lake of the Ozarks, Truman, and Table Rock lakes. We will look at captured fish to see if there is any dietary overlap with our native paddlefish, determine if they are mature and able to reproduce, and look at various ages and sizes of fish. If you would like to help out, please save and freeze any bighead and silver carp that you catch. Contact Quinton Phelps at (605) 695-0593 (cell) or Trish Yasger at (660) 530-5500 (work) to arrange a pick-up of the fish you’ve collected.