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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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Best-looking IHSA bass boats

May 07, 2010 at 11:49 AM

One of the sidelines of any big-time bass fishing tournament is checking out the boats.

Well, in my estimation the best-looking boat out of the 57-team field here at Carlyle Lake belongs to St. Charles, pictured above. Boat captain Dave Fuerst (shown in his boat) paid to have the special decals made after St. Charles placed third last year.

The only other real contender for best looking is last year’s winner, Pinckneyville (pictured below). Only this year instead of a big panther, they’ve got Knight Hawk Coal emblazoned on the side of the boat. I preferred the panther but understand the need to get sponsor dollars given the state of education in Illinois.

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