If the idea of sitting by the dock of the bay bores you to tears, but you'd still like to catch a few fish, there's always skarping.
The idea is simple, even if the execution is not. You ski or wakeboard behind a speed boat on a river, and try to snag the Asian carp that leap out of the water in the boat's wake. Quick reflexes, good grip strength, and a high tolerance for wiping out hard after a fish hits you in the face are all helpful to the skarper.
The idea was invented by , which leads tours for bowfishers looking to hunt down Asian carp, an invasive species which has overwhelmed waterways across the U.S.
While they won't allow customers to skarp themselves (we can only the stack of insurance waivers you'd need to sign), they have a couple of variations on the net and hoop method of skarping that they practice themselves. For instance, what if you ditched the net and basket for swords, tridents, spiked clubs, and a tennis racket lined with fishing hooks?