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Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Sarley

Illinois loses another great angler, great man in Walt Koch

I was recently shocked to hear about the passing of Captain Walt Koch of the Red Rock Guiding Service. Koch passed away on April 28 at the age of 77.
I was fairly close to Koch at one time but grew apart about three years ago. I don’t know why but the blame is mine. Koch did nothing to cause the breakup.

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Changing fishing line is a matter of time and money

You might be wondering if it is absolutely necessary to change your fishing line at the beginning of a new season. That depends on a lot of factors. If you ask a professional fisherman, you probably know the answer that will be given. The pro would tell you that you need to strip your reels of line and replace it a number of times each year.
That’s easy for a pro to say.

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Pull out the gear: open-water fishing is (maybe) here in Illinois

It’s really never too early to get out on the water or go down to the shoreline for a few early-season casts.
If you haven’t had your reels serviced by a competent professional, you are about at the time limit for getting them in so you can have them back by the time you are really going to give them a workout. It’s the same time schedule for rod repairs – and that time is now.

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