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updated: 5/16/2012 10:04 PM

It wasn't worth the weight for this angler

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An 11-ounce, hand-poured lead sinker found inside a bass weighed by angler John Doyle at the May 5 Walmart BFL tournament at Lake Wylie, NC, has resulted in his disqualification and a lifetime ban from FLW Outdoor events. Hoyle was also required to forfeit more than $1,000 he received as third-place finisher in the event.


The rumors seem to be flying in all directions regarding what is supposed to happen next January.

I recently wrote there is another outdoors/fishing show on the horizon which reportedly will show its face the exact same date of the Rosemont fishing extravaganza.

The event is supposed to be sponsored by the American Sportfishing Association, and reportedly has the support of manufacturers.

But the rumors center on that show's intent to open its doors in the Schaumburg location where a previous show didn't meet expectations.

Sign me up:

In an announcement made this week by the Department of the Interior, active-duty military personnel and their families will be able to enter every U.S. National Park free of charge, beginning this Saturday. The park service estimates the program will result in a revenue loss between $2 million and $6 million annually.

Fishing report:

Fox Chain: It appears a major movement of walleyes is happening right now, especially on Petite Lake (near the Spring Lake Channel), Bluff, Channel, and Pistakee Lakes. Fish have been found in current areas.

Fox River: Some smallmouth activity right on rock piles south and downstream from Elgin.

Lake Michigan: Some charter boats have been scoring big time on coho out of Waukegan in 65 feet of water. Perch fishing has slowed.

•Contact Mike Jackson at, and catch his radio show 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM and live-streamed at

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