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Emiquon: Tagged bass

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LEWISTOWN, Ill.--It must be my year for tagged fish, first a PIT tag in a muskie at Webster Lake earlier this month, then a Floy tag in this largemouth at Emiquon Preserve on June 19.

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That's Pete Riedesel, my fishing companion, cleaning off the tag and trying to read it to me, since he has better eyes.

If you catch a bass with Floy tag at Emiquon, call the Havana field office of Illinois Natural history Survey at (309) 543-6000. Nerissa Michaels is doing a neat study on the place of largemouth bass as a predator at Emiquon.

She said mine was the third reported this year.

The tag was 07-01942. The bass was 19 inches, weighing about 3 pounds.

She said it was one of the first largemouth tagged on April 28, 2008. Then it was 352 mm and 723 grams or about 1.6 pounds and 13.8 inches.

I find this stuff fascinating.

Click here to read today's column in the Sun-Times coming from reporting the tag.

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