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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

Back in the Blog saddle again

June 15, 2009 at 06:39 AM

I’m back. Whether that’s good news or bad is up to you.

But after a few week hiatus, I’m back at the keyboard and ready to start blogging regularly again. My brain and fingers needed a rest. So a trip East was the perfect tonic. Visited relatives. Saw friends. Relaxed. Dumped the kids for a couple days. And no, I did not fish once on vacation.

Now I’m starting to get the itch to fish again. Last night Mike Gensler and his crew stopped by with a bucket full of fish. That got me real itchy. So there should be fishing anecdotes to report soon. First, though, comes some work. Today I’m off to Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge near Havana to meet with the new refuge manager. Then it’s off to Bloomington this evening to chat with the dozen bass pros Terry Brown has brought to town. That’s at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge from 5-8 p.m. if you hadn’t heard. Pros will include Denny Brauer, Mark Davis, Shaw Grigsby, Tommy Biffle and more.

For the rest of the week my plans call for adding a few new bloggers to our Blog Roll. First up is Jay Angel, who will be writing under the title of Northern Illinois Outdoors. Jay will be a good addition. More will follow him.

So keep your eyes open. And check back soon. Because I’m back.


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