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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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May 12: Picture of the Day

May 12, 2010 at 09:23 PM

What a weird weather day it was today in central Illinois.

We drove to Prairie Lake at Jim Edgar-Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area early this morning and fretted about lightning much of the way down.

Once we arrived, the light show only got worse. But we waited 30 minutes, the rain and flashes passed and we fished all day without getting wet.

Even so, it was weird weather. The wind came from every direction. Clouds rolled in and out. The sun shined for a bit, but mostly hid behind clouds or tried to peak out as it did in this picture. The backdrop of some of the many flooded trees at Prairie Lake gave this shot a spooky feel I kind of like.

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