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The 33-year-old Illinois smallmouth bass record has been broken on Lake Michigan.

The 7-pound, 3-ounce bass was caught Monday night from Monroe Harbor in Chicago by Joe Capilupo of LaGrange, Ill. It was caught on a Z-man Ned Rig in California Craw color.

The fish measured 22¼ inches long and had a girth of 16½ inches.

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Brendon Sutter and Richard Chupp Jr. won the Tuesday Night Tackle Shack Fall Fishing League at Duke’s Bridge (Waldron Chain) with four largemouth weighing 8.01 pounds.

The winners caught their keepers in clean channels next to dock poles and seawalls in 3 feet or less. They used black and blue jigs and said most of the bites came on the initial fall.

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New Tackle for 2020

The all-new St. Croix Legend Elite Panfish Series features five spinning rods – each designed for extreme sensitivity to detect the subtlest of strikes – combining the lengths and actions needed to deliver lighter baits and lures with the strength and durability required to manage autumn’s trophy-sized specimens.

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By Louie Stout

Ethanol Issues Keep Outboard Boat Mechanics Busy

If your outboard engine runs and stops or not at all, Andy Peterson probably knows why.

Too much Ethanol in the fuel. Your car may run fine on it, but outboards…not so much.

“We’re seeing numerous problems because of ethanol,” said the co-owner of Starboard Choice Marine in Edwardsburg, Mich. “It’s a huge marine issue throughout the country.”

And he’s not kidding.

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