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p>Jimmy Brown and Larry Reyes caught 9.84 pounds to win the Michiana Fishing League tournament on Lake Maxinkuckee.

The battle on Lake Maxinkuckee was a rough one for a lot with the 15 mph + winds. The bite wasn’t as active as it normally is and some anglers found success.

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Ben Harrison and Nicci Heneke (Portage, MI.) caught a quality limit of smallmouth in the CastingCouples tourney on Paw Paw Lake, giving them an easy win.

The couple had the only limit of smallmouth in the tournament and it weighed 15.82 pounds to earn them $215. They said they caught a 3-pound smallmouth on their fourth cast and began targeting them all day. It was their first time on the lake.

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Z-Man made fishing fans happy this week by delivering fresh packs of Hella CrawZ to outdoors retailers across the continent.

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By Louie Stout

Monster ‘Mall’ buck killed in vehicle crashAdam Howard’s wife continues to tell him to “let it go.”

“I’m trying,” said the head of Mishawaka sewer repairs for the street department. “But it keeps eating at me.”

The avid outdoorsman is stewing about the loss of a legendary buck that once roamed the fields and woodlands near Main Street’s busy shopping area.

Perhaps you may have seen or heard about the monster buck. He was sighted numerous times the past few years in the fields and on the streets around Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pet Smart, and even St. Joseph Hospital.

By Louie Stout

The future of Michiana walleye fishing got a big boost this fall with multiple stockings in the St. Joseph River and inland lakes.

Some 10,500 walleyes measuring 6 to 8 inches were planted in October in the St. Joe between the Twin Branch and Elkhart dams. The river gets stocked in alternate years by the Indiana DNR and the Michiana Walleye Association.

The nice-size fish were purchased from Gollon Bait and Fish Farm, Dodgeville, Wisc. They should reach legal size (16 inches) in about three years.

Of those fish, 2,500 were purchased by the Michiana Walleye Association as they have done for several years and the bulk of the others were paid for through funds provided by I&M Electric as part of its agreement with the Indiana DNR.

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