“There were so many jumping, they almost sunk us,” she recalled. The carp also eat the same algae favored by baitfish that local gamefish feed upon, decimating native fish populations. So in 2005, the Boat Tavern hosted the first Redneck — no rods, just nets and bats (protective gear recommended). Five boats took 200 fish that year. Word got out. In 2011, 5,000 people showed, and more than 200 boats took on the carp.