Brittney Stephens, of Wentzville, Missouri dodges an airborne Asian carp during the Redneck Fishing Derby in Bath Friday. Photos by David Zalaznik.
Redneck Fishing Tournament photo album
August 03, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Peoria Journal Star
Hundreds gathered Friday for the opening round of the Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath.
Participants try to capture Asian carp from boats using hand nets as the fish leap through the air.
Thousands of pounds of the fish are caught annually in the event.
Journal Star photographer David Zalaznik was along for the precarious ride on the Illinois River.
Nick Baker, of West Peoria, takes aim at a leaping Asian carp Friday in the lead position of a boat load of Peorians.
Marci Johnson, of Star Valley, Wyoming, snags a carp.
Angela Stephens, right, and her sister, Brittney, left, of Wentzville, Missouri, along with their father, Dan Mack, carry their load of Asian carp. The family caught 111 of the carp in the two hour outing.
Colt Rich, right, of Findlay, calls out "Toes! Toes!Toes!" as a barrel of Asian carp are set down on his foot by his helper Seth Klauser, of Shelbyville.