Out at Grand Lake St. Marys, the blue-green algae problem is under control, but efforts to help clean up the lake continue.
The Get the Carp Outta Here fishing tournament wrapped up on Sunday, as fishermen of all shapes and sizes attempted to bring in as many carp as possible. Carp are just one type of rough fish found in Grand Lake St. Marys. With their large size, they stir up silt on the bottom of the lake, worsening the algae problem.
To help get these over populated fish out of the lake, fishermen competed for cash prizes, while also assisting with lake clean-up efforts. With fishermen coming from all over the country, sales are up for businesses in Celina and St. Marys, especially for Dan Manning's Outdoorsman.
Two people making the trip to St. Marys, Walter Hallum and Christopher Law, of Columbus. Half-way through the final day of fishing, Hallum and Law had brought in the largest carp on the weekend, at just over 19 pounds.
Also doing his part, 14 year old Josh Fuerst, who says the best part about the tournament is spending time with his dad.
Surpassing last years total weight of 4 tons, fishermen reeled in over 3 tons on Saturday alone.