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4,150 fish in less than 12 hours

July 20, 2009 at 03:38 PM

The winning team at Sunday’s Bowfishing Association of Illinois state championship out of Henry checked in with 4,150 Illinois River fish in less than 12 hours.

Reports Tom Davis of Henry:

There were 28 boats, 71 adults and 3 kids (16 and under). Total prize money was $2,955 including $500 donated by Innerloc. We had around two hundred door prizes probably totaling around $2,000 in value. The Innerloc big fish was awarded to a 16.3 lb Bighead Carp. The top team in the numbers category had over 4,000 fish. The top team in the Big 30 category (weight up to 30 fish – 10 silver carp max.) was 216.5 lbs. There were four places paid in the numbers category and four in the Big 30 category and 4 awards for individual big fish categories plus the $500 Innerloc fish (biggest fish taken with an Innerloc fishing point, excluding silver carp).

There were 12,764 fish counted from 11 boats. The other 17 boats probably averaged at least 200 fish. Well over 15,000 silver carp were taken out of the river. Best guess, I would say the total was 17,000 to 18,000.

 

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