I shoot the darn things. We have tried lake michigan as well as the many rivers that lead to it via chicago and the closest we have gotten to the big lake is lasalle/peru area where the asian carp are in great abundance.(yes I shoot them from a moving boat...aka aerial bowfishing) we take in a good 100-150 a day and we have been doing this for years and have hardly made a dent.
Lake Calumet find is about as rare as the angler catching a sturgeon from shore at the indiana dunes to the SAME angler who caught the northern snakehead at burnham harbor outside of chicago's chinatown.
This is a big political fiasco. I for one try to make a difference with my friends weekly with taking these things out.
I am an avid angler and these fish are truly garbage. Yes I shoot them among other highly invasive species in illinois waterways.
BigJim, if you are interested I can since we launch out of the triple K
conservation area alot(joliet/arsenal road exit on rt 66 aka I55) If you dont want the corpses you can sell em to the asians who bring trailers with coolers on them or take them home and toss em in your garden.
There is NO solution to this, unless they completely seal off LM from its tributaries.