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Stray Casts will intelligently report and observe, hopefully with a touch of wit, on daily occurrences, reports and releases related to Chicago-area outdoors from bucks to bass to birds to bugs


stormtight.jpg Mulling things on my morning ramble

with Storm, the family's mixed Lab.

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Storm, the family's mixed Lab.

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Jeff Lowe, 23, of Bartlett, caught, photographed and released this 50-pound-plus flathead catfish last Wednesday. He caught it on ``meat'' on the Fox River at the bridge south of the South Elgin Dam.

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stormtight.jpg Mulling things on my morning ramble

with Storm, the family's mixed Lab.

Spring conditions, meaning higher and faster water mixed with good fishing, typify this rivers report of the Midwest Fishing Report.

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It only seems apt to run the Stray Cast here.

Shoreline perch fishing and bedding panfish lead this Midwest Fishing Report.

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