An individual who began a fishing tournament south of Peoria is a winner of the Illinois Conservation Basis Hall of Fame. Betty DeFord was concerned within the Redneck Fishing Tournament when it started in 2006. She says the invasive silver and massive head carp conquered the Illinois River and made it harmful to be on the river. The neighborhood got here up with a tournament to catch them.
Different winners of this yr’s Illinois Conservation Basis Hall of Fame embody Brian Drendel of Batavia for selling aggressive bass fishing and John Burke Jr. of Bartelso for searching security work.