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LaSalle opener: Lining up

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Jeff ``Woody'' Roberts called before 5 tonight and said more than a dozen boats were already lined up for opening morning at LaSalle Lake.

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In a few hours, I will be parked in line. Hopefully, I will get a few hours of sleep before the scene from last year above repeats itself, then be ready to join Woody at the launch. it will still be dark at 6 a.m., but I can't wait.

Biologist Ken Clodfelter sounded hopeful about the state of largemouth, smallmouth and hybrids, and especially chipper about how big the blues are getting. He expects quite a few bigger than 50 pounds by now.

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

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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This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on March 16, 2010 7:47 PM.

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