I made up mind earlier today to take camera equipment and head down to Bath, IL population 350. Well when I arrived around 1:00pm the town had tripled in size. Today was the start of the 7th annual Redneck Fishing Tournament on the backwaters of the Illinois River. The event was started by Betty DeFord, manager of the Boat Tavern. There fifty boats entered in the afternoon flight. Each boat pays a $ 50.00 entry fee and is required to have a 2011 fishing license. The men and women dress-up in various outfits and have fun while trying to eradicated the Asian Silver Carp. Hope that you like my snaps of the tournament and if you get the chance to check out the cast of characters.