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Denny and Jan Reed of Henry report that crappie fishing at Mission Oak Inn is really taking off with the warmer weather. They caught 30 fish in about an hour fishing from the bank with small jigs. They averaged 3/4 lb with the largest weighing 1.4lbs.
The virus is striking people earlier this year because the weather created good breeding conditions for the mosquito that carries the virus. Last year, Illinois' first human case wasn't reported until Aug. 19. That year, there were 34 cases, including three deaths. STORY & COMMENTS
Tony Killon and Bob Sexton won a catfish tournament on Lake Springfield May 21 with two fish weighing a total of 40.4 pounds. The channel catfish weighed only 1.8 pounds, but a big blue catfish put them over the top at 38.6 pounds. STORY & COMMENTS
Birdbaths can add a point of interest to the backyard garden and provide a source of water for wildlife. And concerns they might create breeding opportunities for mosquitoes can be alleviated with regular care or special features that keep water moving. STORY & COMMENTS
Steve Lotz of Lena, Ill., and Dave Daughenbaugh of McConnell, Ill., won the Illinois Walleye Trail's second tournament of the 2011 season on Sunday, Nov. 7, in Rapid City, on the Mississippi River with a six-fish limit scaling 13.42 pounds and earning $1,450. STORY & COMMENTS