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MWC: Illinois River prime

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SPRING VALLEY, Ill.--Taking advantage of prime spawning conditions on the Illinois River, 128 teams weighed fish in the 24th MWC tournament over the weekend.

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The Wisconsin team of Kevin Dahl (above) and Steve Stack (who also won in 1995) weighed five-fish limits both days to win with 25.55 pounds.

They were jigging in the Peru area. That's not unusual. What set them apart was moving when water levels fluctuated.

``We caught them in 14-18 feet, then back to 12-10,'' Dahl said. ``The fish were moving with the water.''

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Big fish for the tournament was a 4.7-pound walleye, boated by the Downstate team of Bob Apple and Brad Linton upstream around Plum Island.

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