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Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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A pair of Argyle Lake 6-pound saugeye

September 29, 2008 at 07:37 AM

Call this bonus week, since you get two versions of Flathead’s Picture of the Week. Then again, since you didn’t get one last week (because the editor was vacationing), it’s really no bonus.

The picture above is of a pair of 6-pound saugeye from the fish survey at Argyle Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. Displaying the fish are Ken John, site technician, and Bridget Napolitano, site naturalist. The annual fall electrofishing survey showed a nice population of saugeye from 1-6 pounds and a nice largemouth bass population from 1-4 pounds.

The surface water temperatures are still in the low 70’s and the crappie and channel catfish were still in deeper water Even with all of the recent rains, the water in Argyle Lake was not turbid. It’s a very pretty state park to visit in the fall! 


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