I had a very interesting meeting with Dr. Dan O'Keefe who is pictured in the 2nd photo holding an Asian Carp that is used for display. (It didn't come out of the St. Marys River)
Dan is with the Michigan Sea Grant SW District Extension Educator. Dr. O'Keefe explained many things about the Asian carp to me. To summarize what he said, Asian carp may indeed make their way to the St. Marys River but he predicts they won't thrive because of the cold temperatures. He thinks if they do reach the St. Marys River, they will never reach the numbers found in the Illinois River.
Dr. O'Keefe produces an interesting newsletter called West Michigan Angler News. You can link through here to read the newsletter.
The Grand Rapids Press ran an article today about an upcoming first Asian Carp regional coordinating Committee meeting to be held in Michigan. The meeting will be held Sept. 23 at Saginaw Valley Community College.