Two years ago in the summer of 05 on the Illinois River, Chris Brackett
was doing some Bowfishing for some big heads by the dam above Pekin IL. Brackett drove around looking for some bigheads to shoot and these little silver fish kept jumping behind the boat and the
simple reason that they are scared of the boat and motor.
loving to shoot anything that moves had told all the guys there that he
would shoot one out of the air.
Since the first fish was shot by Chris
that hot summer day in June, it has become the most exciting sport the outdoor industry has seen in the last 20 years.Vibration and water turbulence is what drives the silver carp crazy.
Crazy enough that they shoot out of the water at an alarming rate and soar to heights of over 10 ft. Chris
has mastered the phenomenon of getting the fish to jump and Brackett
is better known to some people as "The Flying Fish Guy".
If you hear Chris yell "get ready" you better duck or draw your bow because he
sees something the average person doesn't.
Whether it's a swirl or a wake made by the fish and almost on command the hundreds of fish erupt from the water.
Chris's dad, Charlie says, "Their like popcorn popping up, pop, pop, pop....and they just keep coming.
Then as fast as it started, it ceases.
putting the boat into neutral and letting everyone in the boat gain there composer and throw out the dozen or so fish that
Contact info Chris Brackett 309-369-5614