Thursday, August 23, 2012

And a good time was had by all

This is a fairly common sight on the Ohio River bank in my area, although this particular spot, a popular one for fishing, tends to be worse than others.

I guess people think the wind or a rising river will carry it away. Or they just don't care. Probably the last.

Around here, litterbugs tend to prefer their drinks in green soft drink bottles, Wendy's cups and Bud Light cans. Bait containers also are popular, 

More on Asian carp

I talked this afternoon with a Kentucky official about the impact so far of Asian carp in the Ohio River and its tributaries in the lower river. I wrote it up as an update to my online story on The State Journal web site here.

Did Indiana really consider a gun season on these things? Can you imagine living along the Ohio River, sitting in your back yard sipping on some sun-brewed sweet tea and some guys come down the river in a boat, scaring silver carp and making them jump out of the water to be targets for bow and arrow or a shotgun? I can see that happening, legal or not.