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Commercial fisherman Myles Rolbiecki holding the 47-pound bighead carp he caught in Lake Pepin on Nov. 16.

Bighead carp caught in Lake Pepin

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A 47-pound bighead carp was caught in a seine net by commercial fishermen on Nov. 16, in Lake Pepin near Frontenac, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Bighead carp, members of the Asian carp family, are nonnative species that can cause serious ecological problems as they spread into new waters.

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