About Captain Carp
At Captain Carp we know carp!
Our facility is located in the heart of the Midwest near the convergence of the Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri rivers, one hour north of St Louis.
In the 1970’s fish farms began importing invasive carp species – mostly bighead, silver and grass carp – from China to help clean their ponds, and before long these fish escaped into the Mississippi river system. The Carp found few predators and abundant food and quickly spread throughout the Midwest, and are now established as far north as Chicago and Minneapolis and as far west as Denver. Today these invasive fish make up 90% of the biomass in parts of the river system, and it is feared if they are not controlled they will spread throughout the country