On the heels of potential ecological disaster and a Great Lakes regional legal battle to keep Illinois in check to prevent invasive Asian carp from accessing the lakes via the Illinois River, some have suggested that consuming this ravenous invader may be a partial solution and apparently there is already a market for the fish and plenty of others who are already cooking it up (note: path of research and links credited to the Reader's Food Chain blog's Whet Moser). I am ready to catch a couple of these, cut them up, and experiment with cooking their flesh. As an amateur-at-best fisherman, I have a few questions for the fishing experts out there: is it possible to catch them this time of year, would I need a fishing license (especially since it seems there is such an abundance and potential catastrophe at stake because of them), and where on the Illinois River do you reckon would be the best place to catch them. I have done research on how to catch them- when they're lively they seem to jump right into your boat or are easily caught by net. I have read techniques using dissolving lure material to catch carp in the winter too, but any fishing tips would be greatly appreciated. My intent is in earnest and with quite a bit of determination, if not somewhat naive. Does anyone else have experience catching and eating these fish? Anyone interested?