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LaSalle Lake: Opening hour

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Jeff ``Woody'' Roberts and I had one of those once in a lifetime hours opening morning at LaSalle Lake.

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That's Woody with one of the two or three biggest hybrids we caught.

The first hour was unbelievable. We had 25 largemouth and hybrids, all between 2 and 7 pounds, by 8:15.

My first cast at 7:13, while Woody putzed, produced this.

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It was that kind of morning.

In March, the lake is open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 6 a.m. to sunset.

Click here for site info, such as directions from IDNR:

Go west on I-80 to the Seneca exit. Go south through the town of Seneca across the Illinois River Bridge on Rte #170 to the flashing yellow light at the Mazon/Grand Ridge Blacktop. Turn right onto the Blacktop and go about two and a half miles. The Fish & Wildlife Area entrance will be on the right.

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