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Jeff Lampe
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 Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

A typical Dale Bowman fish

March 26, 2009 at 08:27 AM

Had to do this. Sorry Dale. Here is Chicago Sun-Times writer Dale Bowman showing off a typical Bowman-esque catch (picture stolen from his informative Weblog, as are many others that appear in PSO). This from the Illinois River. Think he could be in the money at this weekend’s MWC tourney?

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Speaking of recently released fingerlings, here’s my buddy Chef Todd with a muskie he caught last weekend out of Lake Storey. Note how large his fingers look compared to the fish. This one came a few days before the Chef celebrated his 45th birthday by sampling most of the menu at The Dew Drop Inn Pub and Grub bar and grill in Farmington. Look for turtle to be added to the menu there soon at least once a month.

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Not that I should make fun of anybody. Biggest thing I caught this week was a 3-inch green sunfish at the Hanna City Sportsman’s Club. But hey, at least I didn’t take a picture of that little rascal.


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