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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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Snoozing at Lake Shelbyville

June 09, 2008 at 10:54 AM

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Flathead’s Picture of the Week features five sleeping youngsters (all 7 or under) taking a break while on a Lake Shelbyville fishing trip with Grandpa Joe. The youngsters enjoyed good fishing, with crappie actively spawning in flooded grass at the back of coves. Flathead said, “the size ratio of the crappie was about 70 percent under 10 inches and 30 percent over 10 inches.” Finding flooded areas at Lake Shelbyville will be easier this week, as the lake is rising rapidly and (barring any more rain) is expected to crest on Thursday.

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