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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

Off to Lake Jacksonville

June 28, 2009 at 01:06 PM

For years now I’ve been hearing all about the wonders of bass fishing at Lake Jacksonville.

Starting this evening I get to find out what all the hype is about.

I’ll have a report soon on the lake that Field & Stream dubbed Illinois’ No. 1 bass lake.

More important than a report, I hope to have some pictures of big lunkers.

My plan right now is to fish Senkos, salt craws, chatterbaits, shaky-head worms and some smaller crankbaits. Then once evening comes I’m going with scum frogs, buzz baits and other top-waters. We might even fish after dark.

 

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