The Redneck Fishing Tournament

The Fish Are Flying — literally — at the Redneck Fishing Tournament
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Because the fish breed prolifically and possess very bony bodies (which make them somewhat unpalatable) their numbers have grown exponentially in the Mississippi River and its tributaries, like the Illinois River, where the tournament takes place on an eight-mile stretch near Bath, Illinois.

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