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Jacques Nuzzo of Decatur caught this 4.5 pound largemouth bass on a chartreuse green woolly bugger and a five-weight fly rod. Nuzzo said he and a friend were fishing for bluegill in a Mason County pond and the bass was trying to eat the bluegill as they were being reeled in.
Check out this video shot in northeastern Peoria County by Rob Hilsabeck on Saturday, Nov. 17, during the first weekend of firearm deer hunting. Is this a dog? A wolf? A wolf-dog-coyote cross? What’s your opinion?
The Illinois Department of Agriculture said Friday the small, metallic-green beetle native to Asia has surfaced near Salem in Marion County and at an Interstate 57 rest area in Effingham County. STORY & COMMENTS
In May 1804, Lewis and Clark set out to explore the West. Their historic adventure is still studied in classrooms and by history buffs today. But, some people take it even a step further. STORY & COMMENTS
Try to imagine the small fish cupped in Trevor Miller’s hands someday giving a catfish angler an unforgettable fight. That is the fondest wish of the 16 people who showed up to help stock 7,000 six-inch blue catfish at Lake Springfield on Tuesday. STORY & COMMENTS