Carp often form large aggregations under the ice. We use telemetry to locate these aggregations and work with commercial fishermen who use large seine nets to remove the carp. This method can be very effective at times but is limited to lakes/areas with obstacle-free bottoms. In lakes with trees or rocks, the nets, which are dragged along the bottom, can easily snag, which makes their use impractical. Also, many native fish are captured during under-ice seining and need to be manually sorted out from the catch.
Once we locate aggregations of carp under the ice, a successful seine haul can capture thousands of carp.