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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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Volunteers rescue 123 Evergreen muskie

June 18, 2009 at 04:32 PM

It’s a good thing for Evergreen Lake muskie fishing that anglers can no longer venture into the waters of the dam below that central Illinois lake.

On Wednesday volunteers worked hard to rescue fish from the spillway. Hauled back into the dam from below the lake were 123 muskie, six saugeye, two northern pike, 1 largemouth bass, 1 hybrid striper and a 40-pound flathead catfish.

High waters this year washed numerous fish over the dam and, thanks to a chain link fence in the spillway, most of those fish could be returned to the lake.

And the fish would have been easy pickings in the confined space of the spillway.

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