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Chicago Carp Classic to be held Saturday

Updated: October 27, 2012 6:19AM

An international flavor will run through the 19th annual Chicago Carp Classic this weekend and show how much carp fishing in the United States has evolved.

Paul Pezalla, the owner of Wacker Bait & Tackle in Broadview, said the presidents of Marukyu Japan, Marukyu China and Marukyu UK are expected. Marukyu is a major Japanese bait company with an eye on the expanding U.S. carp market.

The tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Montrose Harbor, with pegs (designated fishing spots) from the harbor mouth to the
horseshoe. It’s quite the scene. Rod stands of long rods with beepers attached, worth thousands of
dollars, overlook the Chicago skyline.

The weekend events begin with recreational fishing at the Chicago lakefront, Chicago harbors and the Chicago River on Friday and conclude with the same Sunday.

Registration and information is available at

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