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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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June 17: Picture of the Day

June 17, 2010 at 01:32 PM

This school of small bullheads was one of several groups working the shallows at Glen Oak Lagoon in Peoria.

These bullheads were stocked recently in advance of the annual Urban Fishing Program at Glen Oak Lagoon, which runs today through August 11. To sign up your group for a morning or afternoon session of fishing instruction and hands-on fishing, call (309) 681-2865.

I sure hope these tiny little bullheads grow quickly, because even the first-time anglers I spoke with today were fairly unimpressed by the tiny little whiskered rascals.

Watching bullheads bite did take me back to me own youth, though. I still remember a fishing trip to Minnesota being rescued when we were able to catch bullhead after bullhead from below Stacy’s Dam. As I recall, the bullheads got to the point where they were biting a bare gold hook. That made up for days of trying (and failing) to catch northern pike or other more impressive gamefish.

 

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