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Crappie White 

Illinois hunting and fishing

Wayne Schneider’s 3-10 crappie

County: Peoria

Catch Date: March 27, 2009

Notable: High water yields slab crappie.

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Bass Striped 

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John Henry’s 16-pound hybrid striper

County: DeWitt

Catch Date: March 17, 2009

Notable: Bomber spoon entices hit from big striper.


Bass Largemouth 

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John Teimeyer’s 8-8 largemouth

County: Sangamon

Catch Date: March 14, 2009

Notable: Bass biggest ever seen at Lake Springfield.

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Catfish Flathead 

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Pastor Everly’s 65-pound flathead

County: Tazewell

Catch Date: March 11, 2009

Notable: Huge fish caught by 76-year-old angler.

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