A team of fisheries experts looking for evidence of Asian carp in Lake Erie has come up…empty.

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Using electrofishing and nets to probe Sandusky Bay, Maumee Bay and Western Lake Erie, fisheries experts this week from Ohio, Michigan and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could not find an Asian carp. The team of researchers, responding to four positive DNA samples collected in August 2011, took more than 500 water samples last week. Those samples will be analyzed for Asian carp DNA, with the results expected in a month.

According to the story, the team found lots of common carp, but no evidence of bighead or silver carp. Of course, the $64,000 question is: How long will that last? How long do all you Great Lakes area anglers think it will be before the invasive hordes storm the Great Lakes? Is it a question of not if but when, or do you hold out hope we can keep them from the lakes?