KENTUCKY LAKE - Each week, fishermen spend hours on Kentucky Lake hauling in Asian Carp.

Ronny Hopkins buys the fish and said these men are making inroads to decrease the population, but sport fishermen may not fully understand what commercial fishermen are doing.

"We're having to ramp up to do more to deplete the population of the Asian Carp, but yet work it in harmony with the sport fishing," Hopkins told Local 6.

Hopkins said many nets are found floating on the surface - some, he suspects, are cut on purpose because recreational boaters are unaware of unrestricted Asian Carp netting.  "Instead of running through them and going, zigzagging through them, if they would just go around them," Hopkins urges the pubic.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife began the Asian Carp harvest program in 2011.  Commercial fishing season typically runs from November through March, but because of over-population, Neal Jackson said the state expanded the Asian Carp season year-round.

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