Asian Carp

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Posted on January 28, 2013 by

GTFO – GET THE FISH OUT!

With the invasion of the Asian Carp and their hostile takeover of our water systems (and airspace) it’s time we co-opted another popular internet acronym for ourselves. GTFO – GET THE FISH OUT! Our prayers go out to all the Americans, unable to defend themselves without the use of their assault rifles, killed in this waterborne kamikaze assault.

If you liked this, you’ll probably love MILF (Man I Love Fishing).

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Posted on January 24, 2013 by

Epic Aerial Bowfishing

The Peoria Carp Hunters are back with yet another asian carp carnage video. It’s videos like these that have me seriously considering buying a bow this year, honing my skills, and possibly even checking out some of the local bowfishing opportunities. I’m also hoping to take a trip to the Chicago later this year and time permitting I’d love to take the trip down to Peoria to do some epic aerial bowfishing of with these guys.

The Peoria Carp Hunters were also featured on Animal Planet’s “OFF THE HOOK” with host/pro wrestler Eric Young. Check out the video after the break.

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Posted on April 2, 2012 by

Asian Carp From Hazard to Hot Dog?

We hear about the dangers of Asian Carp on an almost regular basis, but it’s pretty rare to hear about a success story surrounding the species threatening our great lakes let alone a possibly profitable and appetizing one. Yet, that’s exactly what I have to share with you today, and that’s no fish baloney! Except when it is fish baloney…

“Without them, I think we’d be a dying breed,” said Ron Brown, 64, a commercial fisherman who has worked the waterways of Illinois for decades. Behind him, in a flat-bottom fishing boat, lay his day’s catch — a gooey, 5,000-pound heap of invasive Asian carp.

These omnipresent fish rank among the worst environmental threats facing the Midwest, but along the front lines of their invasion, they are sparking an economic mini-boom. The federal government is throwing $50 million at the problem this year, including generous bounties for the fishing industry. Meanwhile, entrepreneurial processors are cashing in on high demand for the fish abroad and placing bets on a burgeoning domestic market.

“We basically took a bad fish and turned it into a good fish,” said Lisa McKee, CEO of Big River Fish Corp., a Pearl, Ill., fish processing plant that now owes 80 percent of its business to aquatic invaders infesting long stretches of the Ohio, Illinois and Missouri rivers.

Another processor, Schafer Fisheries in Thompson, Ill., sold 30 million pounds of carp last year, much of it ground for fertilizer or sliced into fillets. Although unpopular with Americans, bighead and silver carp are some of the most-consumed meats in China. The plant owner, Michael Schafer, 56, said he hopes to boost his profits by selling foreign buyers on his just-perfected formula for carp baloney and, of all things, carp hot dogs.

via The Daily

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Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Peoria Carp Hunters 2 – The Invasive VS The Inventive

You might recall the when we posted the original Peoria Carp Hunters video. Well Zachary Hoffman himself emailed me to say they’ve just released the sequel! I hope you brought a clean pair of underwear with you this morning because you’re about to ____ your ____. You’ve been warned!

Check out the Peoria Carp Hunters official website for more info.

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