Tunica Lake, Asian Carp, Fish, Jenniffer Herrin; Mississippi, Fish,...

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Fast Facts: - Mid-South Woman Attacked By Flying Fish At Tunica Lake - Jenniffer Herrin Says Hundreds Of Asian Carp Injured Her - Herrin Wants A Mississippi Agency To Post Warning Signs It's a fish tale that Jenniffer Herrin of Nesbit, Mississippi admits may sound almost unbelievable.
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jamie

Olive Branch, MS

#1 Sep 20, 2010
This is now just making the news. Asian carp has been there for a few years. Hell, I've been hit by one! People even bow fish these fish! I feel bad for her and her family, but many people have been injured in the past years! This is not NEW news!
lee

Collierville, TN

#2 Sep 20, 2010
Tunica is for fishermen - not for boating!
123ABC

Simpsonville, SC

#3 Sep 20, 2010
Now that's a fish story or they were really liquored up :)
Sandy

Germantown, TN

#4 Sep 20, 2010
The picture accompanying this story has no resemblance to an Asian Carp.
Bryan

Memphis, TN

#6 Sep 20, 2010
Yuck - tubing/swimming in Tunica Lake? I'd pass on that....
TJMemphis

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2010
Can these fish be eaten?
NO 1 U NO

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 20, 2010
What a litter of idiots. Why not go and see for yourself and then comment.
blubloodedameric an

Arlington, TN

#10 Sep 20, 2010
These fish are in every lake or waterway that connects to the Mississippi River. They infest and grow very quickly and are very easily spooked by running motors. They hang in the upper few feet of the water table, so they jump out when frightened. Take my words of advice, don't ski, tube, or boat in these waters. These fish grow to about 40 lbs +, so you can just imagine how hard of a collision it would be. Again, no new news, but one to take heed to. You have been warned!
Tina

Millington, TN

#11 Sep 20, 2010
ummm so the fish "kept her under water " ???? This is a sort of comicial statement .
Ropes2Good

Columbia, SC

#12 Sep 20, 2010
h8munkys wrote:
One more reason to leave the dirty south. First it was the munkys, then the spixx, now the asians are taking over.
You're a dumbass but I sure wish people wouldn't use "Racy" when they mean "Racist". Can't they tell the difference? If not, look it up.
English Major

Germantown, TN

#13 Sep 20, 2010
This is a sensationalist, poorly written and researched story. As others said, these fish have been in the river and related oxbow lakes, and have become a serious ecological problem. There is no way to control them, and they do congregate in huge schools. They react to the sound of boat engines by jumping out of the water, and have hit drivers and boat passengers. This woman was riding in a tube pulled behind a pontoon boat.
Fish leaping into the air struck her as she went past, like hitting a bug with a windshield.

BUT, THE FISH DID NOT ATTACK HER, OR HOLD HER UNDERWATER. SHE WAS NOT BITTEN, OR OTHERWISE INJURED, OTHER THAN BY INCIDENTAL IMPACT.

These fish are plant feeders--they do NOT "attack" other fish or people. They did not "hold her down". She simply was knocked off the tube into the water and had a biomass of fish over her when she tried to surface

And how did she lose her life jacket??? A properly zipped and snapped personal flotation device would have stayed in place during the entire event, and would likely have prevented the broken collarbone from impact with the fish.

This is one giant "fish tale" (Pun specifically intended."
whatever

Memphis, TN

#14 Sep 20, 2010
could those fish actually dent the boat?? or was the boat already dented??
whatever

Memphis, TN

#15 Sep 20, 2010
TJMemphis wrote:
Can these fish be eaten?
..i was told they cant be eaten
Sqryl

Canton, MS

#16 Sep 20, 2010
I think that something is a little "fishy" if you ask me!

“Ignore the stupid. ”

Since: May 10

& the rest make sense.

#17 Sep 21, 2010
Boat motor spooked the fish, she panicked and fell off the tube, decided it was her turn for 15 min. fame. End of story.
nesbit38651

Barnesville, OH

#18 Sep 21, 2010
Since I don't fish or spend time on the water around here I hadn't heard about the asian carp, so it was news to me. Not the best reporting, tho
Stop Snitchin

Memphis, TN

#19 Sep 21, 2010
"asian carp" will now be known as "thug fish".
sintosue

Memphis, TN

#20 Sep 21, 2010
Really!!! This girl is mental for real. I'm sure this is just a plan to sue the city of Tunica.
MOM

Byhalia, MS

#21 Sep 21, 2010
I own a camp down there and the carp DO fly out of the water as boats simply freak them out. As said before, they have been there for years doing this. There should be signs posted though for newcomers to the area, and WHY in the world would you want to put your body in that nasty water anyway???
Guest

Collierville, TN

#22 Sep 21, 2010
Tina wrote:
ummm so the fish "kept her under water " ???? This is a sort of comicial statement .
You are an idiot. Why are you people on here criticizing this woman. Yes, these fish grow big enough and for this many to attack at once would certainly keep you under water. about the time you come up for air, there they are collided with you again. Wait until you see these fish for yourself, then you will change your attitude. That is a promise!!!

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