Thanks for the thoughtful reaction, bubs!
Yeah, I know that the ODFW stance on carp is negative. I've heard a variety of answers as to which type of carp species we have here, and have also heard that they are destructive to the vegetation in our systems.
Where else do I know the name, "Wapato" from? Was that an indigenous tribe here that the plant species (that you mentioned) was named after? Was it a language that was spoken here?
I also saw a video that described how to fillet the carp around the "Y" bone, which would make a relatively boneless chunk of fish to fry. When I get some time, I'll see if it's already been posted and see if I can find it on Youtube. Since carp are invasive and considered by many to be problematic, it'd be an excellent source of food, once one knows how to prepare it.