Bass Fishing Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,800 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Cant wait till they die off on Lake Austin but their life cycle scares me... Need to find a way to catch them and have weekly tournaments..lol

Stocking History for Triploid grass carp in Lake Austin
8,998 in 2013
17,369 in 2012
13,000 in 2011
4,400 in 2009
3075 in 2007
1600 in 2006
4300 in 2004
3825 in 2003

total of 69,767 grass carp....wow



The grass carp grows very rapidly. Young fish stocked in the spring at 20 cm (7.9 in) will reach over 45 cm (18 in) by fall. The average length is about 60–100 cm (23.5–39.5 in). The maximum length is 2.0 m (6.6 ft) and they grow to 45 kg (99 lb). According to one study, they live an average of five to 9 years, with the oldest surviving 11 years. In Silver Lake Washington there is a thriving population of grass carp passing the 15-year mark. They eat up to three times their own body weight daily.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,800 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
TPWD say they can live for at least 10 years and probably longer in Texas waters. so by 2023 or 4 more years, the carp hopefully will die off and no more stocking will happen.....please

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
its too late...The damage will never be reversed hydrilla has been/will be replaced by zebra mussels, there is no way to predict what will become of LA. In 20 years who knows? Till then... those bastards will bite crankbaits (small ones) so fish for carps :(
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top