Invasive silver (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead (H. nobilis) carp (collectively bigheaded carp) dominate the Mississippi River Drainage, outcompete native species, and continue to expand northward. Silver carp demonstrate an unusual jumping behavior to boat traffic. Understanding this response is important from a behavioral standpoint and critical to developing effective control methods. Experiments in outdoor concrete ponds (10 x 5 x 2 m), investigated the impact of pure tones (500 – 2000 Hz) and a recording from an outboard motor (0.06 – 10 kHz) on bigheaded carp swimming. Speakers broadcasting the sound stimuli were placed at either end of the concrete pond and bigheaded carp behavior was assessed using overhead cameras. Silver carp were consistently directed away (mean: 11.8 ± 1.3 consecutive responses) from the broadband sound (outboard motor recording) and the bighead carp were more responsive, exhibiting a median of 20.0 consecutive responses (1st Q: 12.0, 3rd Q: 23.0). However, both species were less reactive and habituated quickly to pure tones (after 1-2 trials). Field observations of silver carp jumping frequency, orientation, and direction in response to fast moving (16 – 40 km/hr) boats suggest that jumping is non-random, as the fish primarily move away from (79.8%) and behind the boat (> 90%), avoiding the area directly astern (< 4 m) in the most turbulent part of the wake. Finally, broadband sound (> 150 dB) stimulated wild silver carp to jump in a small tributary of the Illinois River. The fish demonstrated a different pattern than those reacting to the fast moving boats, with carp jumping all around the slow moving boat. This research suggests that sound can be used to alter the behavior of bigheaded carp with implications for deterrent barriers or other uses (e.g., herding fish to increase harvest).