$100k grand prize at stake in 100-hour fishing tournament on Connecticut River

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HARTFORD--It's not an easy way to make $100,000, but it's certainly impressive.

The Connecticut Carp Fishing Tournament kicked off on Monday, starting a 100-hour competition to catch the most carp.

Whichever angler breaks the current record of catching 43 pounds and 12 ounces of carp in the 100 non-stop hours--set by Michael Hudak, who is competing again this year--will win the grand prize, and people from across the country have traveled here to try their luck on the Connecticut River.

Competitors will camp in tents while they fish along a 50-mile stretch of the river, starting at Hartford's Charter Oak Landing and spanning to the Haddam Meadows State Park.

The tournament began at 10 a.m. Monday and will end on Friday at 2 p.m., after 100 continuous hours.