|Dates*: ---- Aug. 5th & 6th, 2016
A lot more info here. -- Facebook group here.
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 and here for rules and other info. View this years schedule here. $50.00 per boat per heat entered pre-registration and $60 day of. 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. The rules are simple, "catch" as many asian carp as you can in the heat, with one handed nets, your hands (be careful) or simply by being on the water and having them jump in your boat. No Fishing Poles are allowed!
You will need something to keep your catch, large trash bags or something to able to transfer your fish off the boat to the couting area. It is illegal to throw any of the Asian Carp back into the river once they've been caught.
PAYOUTS: Each heat will award 4 Places for the most fish caught and 1 best costume in that heat. We will be paying 4 places for overall fish caught in all heats combined that day. (Top Money awarded for each day at 7pm at the Redneck Stage at the waterfront) Any other details and RULES can be found at the the Redneck Fishing Tournament Offical Website operated by Betty Deford (contact info below).
(Mrs. Betty Deford, at the Boat Tavern is a tourney contact: (309) 546-2957 - Facebook Message)
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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."