|Dates*: ---- Aug. 7th & 8th, 2015
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THIS FAN PAGE, NOR THE OFFICIAL ORGANIZERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS ... SO PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
First things first. Where to stay? Click here. Click here for registration info. $50.00 per boat per heat entered. Pre-paid registration strongly suggested at the Boat Tavern. Please have a representative of your boat sign in and pick up a participation and rules packet prior to the heat you have selected to enter. One hand held dip net per participant only. The 1st through 4th places will be picked for most Asian Silver Carp per heat will be awarded, then 1st through 4th places of most Asian Silver Carp caught will be awarded at the end of the 4th heat. A Costume judging for each team per heat will be held for teams wishing to participate prior to each heat at the check in station. EVERYONE USING A DIP NET MUST HAVE A VALID ILLINOIS FISHING LICENSE. All boats entered must comply with State of Illinois regulations. Go to http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/recreation/boating/Pages/default.aspx for all licenses and regulations. Any other details can be found at the the Redneck Fishing Tournament Offical Website operated by Mike Chrysler (contact info below).
(Mrs. Betty Deford, at the Boat Tavern is a tourney contact: 309-546-2545 - email@example.com. Mr. Mike Chrysler with the Original Redneck Fishing Tournament website is another tourney contact: 317-358-9444 - firstname.lastname@example.org)
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"This breed of carp does not belong in these waters. An imported carp to help keep farm ponds clean accidentally got loose. Eventually they wound their way to the Mississippi and into many other tributaries. With few predators they are making a mess of the rivers eating the food that native fish would normally thrive on. The object of the redneck fishing tournament is to haul in as much carp as possible. You don't use a pole... a net will do! You need a good loud john boat and just tool on down the river and catch these flying carp... yup I said FLYING, since these fish jump out of the water because of the noise. A net helps to catch the ones that fail to jump into the boat. I suggest wearing a helmet or hardhat since these things have been known to injure people as the fish leap out of the river."