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11-10-2007, 05:13 PM
I keep hearing about this town of Bath in Illinois that has these flying asian carp choking out sport fish. Any one know of any spearing in the area? If the fish are that thick, it sounds like a great place for a tournament.
11-12-2007, 07:09 PM
I don't know but either with my speargun or shotgun I'm going.
11-13-2007, 07:18 AM
The fish are thick and a tournament would be great! But it's in the Illinois River. You can't see your hand more than 4" from your face, even then it's just a shadow. They do run down the river to get them to jump and bow hunt the carp. Odd thing about Illinois, you can spearfish in the state but with restriction that make it so that the only place you can actually spear is the river. And the river is the last place you want to dive. due to visibility and pollution.
11-13-2007, 02:03 PM
If it's such an invasive species, you would think the DNR would figure a way to get us in there to wreck those flying suckers.
11-13-2007, 03:29 PM
I don't think IL DNR is the best DNR in the country. And they are thick through the river. They have knocked people off their boats, injure people. They don't mind you going in and shooting them, have at it :). Problem is, you can't see. There are 100lb+ catfish by the lock and dams too.
Like I said, you can run your boat down the river and put a reel on your bow and shoot them. Believe me, if there was enough vis to see and shoot the carp I would.
I've never been in the river, never wanted to.
03-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Wow, watched both those videos.... that is crazy.
Imagine one of those 20 lb fish jumping in your boat as you're clipping along at 30 mph. Need to get some skeet shooters out on the front of the boat.
03-12-2008, 01:12 AM
...can you eat 'em? I would imagine if they are in the carp family, probably not.
Man, crazy Sheeet
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