Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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Bowfishing tourney produces new state record bighead carp

Robb Kemper of the “Team Fish Slayer” bowfishing team set a new
state-record for bighead Asian carp during the Bowfishing
Association of Illinois’ second-annual Director’s Shoot on the
Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park, July 16-17.

The record fish, weighing 59 pounds, 4 ounces, was among nearly
12,000 fish taken by participants over the weekend.

The previous bowfishing record for bighead carp in Illinois was
43 lbs. 5.6 oz. set last year on the Des Plaines River in Will

Read more about the record carp and the Director’s Shoot in the
July 29 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.


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