DEAD OR ALIVE
Bighead Carp are reproducing in populations along the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers. They have been reported in states as far as California, Minnesota, and Florida. they were introduced to the Mississippi River when private hatchery ponds were washed out in the state of Arkansas in the 1970s or possibly they were let go into the wild when they were no longer needed by the fish farmers.
If we could eliminate Bighead Carp from our rivers, the native species would have a much better chance at survival. The Bighead Carp is always feeding and competes with larva for food, this makes their populations decrease because the larva don't get enough food to survive.