carp http://peoriapublicradio.org en Bowfishing teams hitting the water for Flying Fish Festival http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bowfishing-teams-hitting-water-flying-fish-festival <div>Teams of bowfishermen are hitting the Illinois River Saturday morning for the first Flying Fish festival and bowfishing tournament. &nbsp;The goal is to rid the river of the invasive Asian Carp species while bringing awareness to the sport of bow-fishing. &nbsp;Jim Goff is General Manager at Bass Pro Shops that’s helping put on the event. He says sponsoring the Flying Fish festival fits the company’s values to help conservation and preservation efforts of area waterways.</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:44:18 +0000 Tamie Yost 26339 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bowfishing teams hitting the water for Flying Fish Festival Local investors trying to land carp processing plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/local-investors-trying-land-carp-processing-plant <div>A carp processing facility on the Illinois River is still being considered. It’s estimated such a facility could create 40 initial jobs and cost as much as $10 million to build. That’s according to Peoria County Rural Economic Development Director John Hamann. He says investors from China, Texas and New York are looking at building a possible carp facility. Hamann says Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin and Chillicothe have also identified physical sites where a plant could locate. He says an ideal location can be tricky to nail down:</div><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:22:40 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26197 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Local investors trying to land carp processing plant Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/carp-stakeholders-push-peoria-processing-plant <p></p><div>The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River. &nbsp;That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish. &nbsp;The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois. &nbsp;Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line:</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:37:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12475 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant Fishing on a golf course http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fishing-golf-course <p>The massive flooding along the Illinois River is surging into homes, businesses and public spaces. While some residents leave their properties as the waters rise, others in Central Illinois are making the best of the flooding, if not taking advantage of the situation. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:51:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4409 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fishing on a golf course