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February 6, 2024

Bass Pro Tour’s Dustin Connell talks about the gear that brought home the victory on Toledo Bend

Throughout his brief professional fishing career, 31 year-old Alabama pro Dustin Connell has shown that he can do many things on the water.
He qualified for a Bassmaster Classic and won two B.A.S.S. events before his 27th birthday, then moved to the Bass Pro Tour, where he turned up the heat even more. He won the Redcrest championship in 2021, and three events in 2022. His most recent victory came at this year’s BPT season-opening tournament on Toledo Bend. 

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Fishing team from southern Illinois pulls injured anglers out of water during college tournament

A pair of anglers from McKendree University in southern Illinois paused their competitive spirit during a practice round at the recent Bassmaster College Series tournament at Lake Murray to help pull fellow fishermen out of the water after a boat accident.
On Jan. 25, Bearcats junior Lane Stephens and sophomore Ethan Fields found anglers in the water and realized that two boats had just collided in what were foggy conditions on the lake.

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World Shooting Complex lease extended through 2036, keeping big trapshooting championships in southern Illinois

Some of the uncertainty surrounding the state-owned World Shooting Complex was cleared Jan. 30 when the Amateur Trapshooting Association and DNR finalized an extension of the ATA’s lease with the facility.
In effect, the WSC will host the Grand American and AIM Youth Trapshooting Championships through 2036.

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Brent Manning, the man behind Illinois DNR’s ‘glory days,’ dies at age 70

The Illinois DNR director position has been open more than a half-dozen times over the past two decades – and each time one name was instantly and automatically floated by hunters and anglers from one end of the state to the other.
Manning.
A one-time regional director for Ducks Unlimited, Brent Manning in 1991 was appointed by Gov. Jim Edgar to lead what was then the Illinois Department of Conservation. Manning died Jan. 26 at age 70.

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Lake Ontario’s Irondequoit Bay in New York: Fine fishing, with or without ice

Yes, Irondequoit Bay is part of Lake Ontario and is managed as such under Lake Ontario-specific angling regulations.
But keep in mind, too, that at 1,660 acres, the big bay is a fishing water all its own, and should be approached with that in mind when you’re making a visit to the Monroe County hot spot.

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