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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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Still plenty of Asian carp around

September 04, 2010 at 05:28 PM

In case anybody was worried about the status of Asian carp in the Illinois River, stop worrying.

As this picture from Thad Cook proves, carp are alive and well.

Cook snapped this photo Aug. 16. And while Cook works for the Illinois Natural History Survey, he was not electroshocking when the fish started jumping. He was merely motoring through Chain Lake.

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that makes me sick

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/05 at 08:38 AM

I wonder why these fish developed the jumping reaction to noises.
I mean, they’re huge fish, -what is in their natural environment that they would try to escape from, by jumping out of the water? Crocs?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/05 at 09:45 AM
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