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Thousands gather for annual fishing tournament in Illinois


BATH, IL (WZZM) - Hundreds of fisherman from across the country gathered along the Illinois River this past weekend in the fight against Asian carp.

It was all part of the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, Illinois. The participants use nets to catch the fish as the head down the river in boats.

Tom Matych of Muskegon shot home video of this year's tournament. As an avid fisherman, he's concerned about Asian carp getting into West Michigan lakes and streams. "This is the destruction of the Great Lakes. Once they get too big, they're immune to any predator."  more...

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How about a 108 boats with wide choke 12GA. Shotguns? That way the fish in the river would feed on the bloody shot ones.8/13/2010 12:14:23 PM
James Landon
Get the miltary in it with their AA12 Shotguns. Dead fish food quickly for the live ones 300 rounds per minute would be a good demo of that fantastic gun.8/13/2010 12:20:04 PM
James Landon
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