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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 7: Picture of the Day

May 07, 2010 at 07:45 PM

“They won’t call it the Dead Sea any more, will they,” Terry Brown joked Friday afternoon during the weigh-in of the second Illinois state bass fishing championship.

No, they won’t make as much fun of Carlyle Lake now.

Not after seeing 166 bass and 22 limits come to the scales in a much-improved first day of fishing at the Illinois High School Association’s prep bass tourney.

If last year was frustrating, today was fantastic.

The weather cooperated fairly well, despite high winds that drenched anglers and made holding onto spots difficult.

And thank goodness the warm early morning light gave me a few chances to snap pictures that were more than the usual grip-and-grin bass shots.

Here’s one.

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