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Todd and Edie Wilkinson caught the only limit to win the Starboard Choice Big Bass Challenge on the St. Joseph River at Constantine Sunday.

The winners had 7 pounds, 15 ounces caught on a toad, Texas-rigged craw and a jig in 8 feet of water.

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Top finishers in the Arjay’s Weeknight Circuit event at Coldwater Lake last week made it a family affair.

The tournament drew 22 boats and four of the top five teams consisted of family members.

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By Louie Stout

Just when we thought the steelhead run might be drawing to a disappointing close, here comes another slug of fish.

Bodine Hatchery Manager Dave Meuninck said about 275 steelhead pushed through the South Bend ladder last week, renewing hope that perhaps a good run might be salvaged after all.

Of the 275 trout recorded going through the ladder from Oct. 23-30, about 40 percent were Michigan’s winter run variety and the rest were Skamania, the latter of which should have been here a month or more ago.


By Louie Stout

These 6-8 inch walleyes were stocked into the Elkhart River this month and some will be legal size by late next season.More than 3,200 young walleye were stocked into the Elkhart River recently thanks to the Elkhart River Restoration Association.

These 6-8 inch walleyes were stocked into the Elkhart River this month and some will be legal size by late next season.

The walleyes measured 6 to 8 inches long and a few were close to 10 inches, according to Dar Deegan, member of the association and aquatic biologist for Elkhart.

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