A few years ago, no one would have guessed this back-channel pastime could draw nearly a thousand competitors from coast to coast, including archery-industry veterans like Dave White. The teenager draws and releases. Almost as quickly as he saw the fish, Ellenberg let fly an arrow. Roy and Judy Holmquist love the sport — but prefer to keep it yards apart in their fishing shacks on the river They have a unique tale of fishing love. The fish removed from the lakes will be placed in a refrigerated truck and taken to processing plants. And that puts them at the mercy of hunters like Zach Nayden, who has come with his crew to the small town of Bath, Illinois, to capture some carp. From there they have been slowly migrating into Tennessee waters.
Fishing teams hunt pesky Asian carp in Ky. lakes
Grass carp is another species introduced into U. Steve Caksackkan, a commercial fisherman from Paris, Tenn. Get the new News Sentinel app. They caught 41 tons of Asian carp. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife fisheries director Ron Brooks said about 38, pounds of the carp were caught Tuesday. The sound barriers play loud noises underwater and scare the carp, which are extremely sensitive to sound, away from dam locks.
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Rideout said three things stand out about Asian carp: State officials created the tournament to raise awareness about the carp, which has spread throughout the Mississippi River and its tributaries since being introduced in the s. As they do, they simultaneously draw back their bows and, nearly in the same motion, send arrows flying. With a lot of teamwork and scrambling, they heave the bloody gar on board. There are two main Asian carp species invasive in the U. Croix River, not far from the Allen S. His vision for the organization involves expanding bowfishing education and preserving the sport, and he hopes this will continue to encourage bowfishing's explosive growth.
The fish removed from the lakes will be placed in a refrigerated truck and taken to processing plants. While this might keep the Asian carp problem at a manageable scale, keeping the population from spreading is a different challenge. Edit Article Add New Article. In the past 11 years, they have added friends, racked up four wins and caught thousands of Asian carp. Professional tournaments held locally may lose ground to more carp-free lakes, amateur anglers may choose other areas to vacation and bring their families, and an annoyance may grow into an area economic problem. The river Everett mentions is the Illinois, a principal tributary of the Mississippi River. Get the new News Sentinel app.