News

Redneck Fishing Tournament Again Draws Hundreds

Redneck Fishing Tournament Again Draws Hundreds

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Several hundred people from around the country again descended on tiny village of Bath Illinois for the annual “Redneck Fishing Tournament” this past weekend.

Tourney veteran John Knapp says he is trying to do his part in protecting the river from the Asian Carp.

“We are just trying to do our part in getting rid of the invasive fish that are keeping our fish to getting to vegetation,” Knapp says. “I come down every year from Kappa (IL).”

Much of the captured carp was given to a local fertilizer company but several chefs were on hand to give out cooked samples.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Mayoral Candidates Debate on WTAX — And Ask Each Other Questions

Fresh
3-26-15 Mayoral Debate

Minimum wage, right to work zones, and other questions were posed.

in Local

Springfield Opens New Park

3-26-15 Playground

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

in Local

Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

money pile

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

in Local

Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

schock

Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

in Local

National Guard Talks More About Guardsman Accused of Terrorism

3-26-15 National Guard

An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.