A drastic response to the Asian carp problem

Published online: May 05, 2011 News chicagoist.com
Viewed 295 time(s)
The Asian carp population that threatens the ecosystem of Lake Michigan requires a thoughtful, reasoned response. Unfortunately, Peoria Carp Hunters isn't that. But it sure as hell is funny.

Nathan Wallick, the Firefighter/EMT behind Peoria Carp Hunters, calls it "bowfishing on steroids." Asian carp jump out of the water when they feel vibration and turbulence in the water and Wallick has found that aluminum deck boats and two-stroke outboard motors work best. Wallick offers bowfishing trips along Peoria's waterways for groups of 4-6 people. His boat of choice is an aluminum deck boat with a raised deck for bowfishers to take aim at the leaping fish.

Or maybe you want to don some of the spike and claw carp hunter armor and head out into the water on skis.


You May Also Be Interested In...

March 31, 2015

Cascade Cycleboats launches pedal-powered boat tours

A rickshaw by any other name...wouldn't be a rickshaw anymore, I guess. But Cascade Cycleboats certainly evoke those three-wheeled conveyances of years past.
March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!