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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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Deep-dea delight? Or disaster?

September 16, 2009 at 05:40 AM

The threat of high winds and 4-5 foot seas kept us at shore Monday instead of out on a planned deep-sea fishing outing aboard the 62-foot charter Necessity.

I’m wrapping up a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama today with hopes of one more shot at deep-sea fishing, something I’ve never done before. Due to scheduling, we spent Tuesday fishing in Mobile Bay and rescheduled our offshore trip for today.

So far the weather looks iffy. The wind is blowing. Waves are lapping outside the window. And I’m reminded of the sign above, located inside Necessity.

Guess I’d better start eating Dramamine. I’ll have updates later, should you care to follow the story of the weak-stomached angler.


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