Asian carp are everywhere in the Illinois River, along with many other river systems. They even have tournaments to see which team can net the most flying carp. This all might sound like fun and games. Well it can be, until someone gets hurt.


The size and number of carp that can take to the air is astounding, and many end up in the boat or collide with shooters onboard. A few laughs and a few bruises seem to be the routine when carp flop in, but sometimes a jumping fish can cause real damage. During a recent DVD shoot, photographer Bill Konway happened to capture the following stills of Brackett’s fiance, Jodi Barnes, getting hit in the face with a flying carp. Here’s the story of what happened… [continued]

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Photo: Bill Konway