Asian carp have taken-over the Illinois River downstate.
So now the state and fisherman are going to have a little fun with them.
The first “Flying Fish Bow-fishing Tournament” is being held in Peoria this morning.
Teams are competing to see who can catch the most, with cash prizes up to $2,500.
The event is also intended to bring awareness to how invasive the Asian carp have become in our waterways.
The state department of natural resources will be handing-out information.
Chefs will be cooking up carp creations.
For more information on the tournament, you can check out the city of East Peoria’s page.