I don't think you can catch them like you do game fish. You have to either throw in a net or make some noise and they jump in the boat with you. I don't think you are going to get busted for fishing without a license....and since it is illegal to throw them back in the water many people don't have any choice but to go "fishing" for them. lol Asian Carp vs. Commercial Fishermen: 2.5M lbs now out of Illinois | WGN-TV 15k pounds of carp in a day is a lot of fish to be catching (and that's half of what they were catching when they first started). Don't think I have ever tried that one. My father's side of the family was from Oregon (Bend) and I loved the smoked salmon up there. We would make trips to Depoe Bay to a smoke house that had some of the best d*mn smoked salmon I have ever had and we would pick up some of the salt water taffy as well.