Mississippi River stories and news
Carp in the News
Carp -- Queen of Rivers or Pig With Fins?
Stop carping and start cooking - recipes
and tips for cooking carp
Asian carp are more abundant than last year. Consumers have less money to spend in restaurants. Restaurants are serving more local, naturally grown foods. Local commercial fishermen are selling carp cheap. All of the forces are aligning to create a new interest in carp dishes in the Upper Midwest.— Reggie McLeod, Big River editor/publisher, aka "The Carp Guy"
Big River and the Carp Contest in the news!
"The Carp Special?" WXOW in La Crosse, Wis.
"Magazine Editor becomes Carp's Champion" Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.
Big River's Carp Challenges 2010
Name That Carp
We think more people might enjoy eating carp if they had more tantalizing names.
A panel of distinguished carp experts have selected the top three names for each species from the entries sent to Big River last month. Voting is closed for your favorites.
The winning name for each species will appear in the July-August issue of Big River and online here. The person who submitted each winning name will receive a limited-edition Big River “Name that Carp” t-shirt. Duplicate entries of winning names will be decided by a drawing.