Carp in Alabama

Carp compete with other aquatic species. Grass carp are useful for reducing weeds in ponds, but no fish may be stocked in Alabama waters without a special permit. Carp are actually part of the minnow family.

Common carp

Grass carp

Asian carp

Carp are common in most larger Alabama bodies of water including streams.
Common carp, like this one from the Tennessee River at Ditto's Landing, are common in larger waters throughout Alabama.