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Thousands gather for annual fishing tournament in Illinois

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BATH, IL (WZZM) - Hundreds of fisherman from across the country gathered along the Illinois River this past weekend in the fight against Asian carp.

It was all part of the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, Illinois. The participants use nets to catch the fish as the head down the river in boats.

Tom Matych of Muskegon shot home video of this year's tournament. As an avid fisherman, he's concerned about Asian carp getting into West Michigan lakes and streams. "This is the destruction of the Great Lakes. Once they get too big, they're immune to any predator."  more...

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