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Ed Hardesty of South Charleston, Ohio, sent in this photo of his son Travis who caught and released this nice bass on July 2 east of Canton, Ill. The fish was 21½ inches long, his personal best while fishing a Mann’s Auger tail around heavy cover.
Federal and Illinois officials said Thursday that they will intensify efforts to find Asian carp in Illinois waterways this year but cut back on DNA sampling that has scored positive hits without resulting in the discovery of the invasive fish. STORY & COMMENTS
It’s Christmas Bird Count season, and nothing will keep dedicated birders from counting as many birds as they can in a single 24-hour period. Not cold, snow, wind or rain — even horizontal rain — can put a damper on the Christmas count tradition that is more than a century old. STORY & COMMENTS