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Asian carp bowhunting charters on the Illinois River

Fishing

Asian carp bowhunting charters on the Illinois River

Nearly 200 miles from home and 15 years since he last handled a bow, Bobby Svadlenak stared at the dark river and prepared to take aim at the mysterious creatures.

Arrow pulled back, he spotted nothing in the water. He waited and waited and … SPLASH. A flash of silver sprang out of the river.

SPLASH. SPLASH. Another and another. It was an airborne explosion of Asian carp, the scourge of the Illinois River – and the target of Svadlenak’s bow.

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