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updated: 8/13/2014 7:25 PM

Basore, Potter headed for Hall of Fame

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Two locals and a downstater will soon join the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to antique lure expert Dan Basore of Warrenville and Lake Forest conservationist Charlie Potter. Their actual induction, along with Paul Kelley of Hudson, will happen Oct. 4 at the Illinois Conservation Foundation dinner and celebration.

Dig deep:

John Lambert of Wauconda, one of the honchos of the Bangs Lake Alliance and Advisory Committee, is asking for help raising funds. Lambert reported his group is ramrodding an effort to dredge the mouth of the lake's eastern-side circle channel. If you'd like to help with donations to this nonprofit group, go the Alliance Facebook page. Just Google the Alliance to find the exact address.

On the fishing front:

Fox Chain walleyes have become more aggressive because of an increase in the current flow, especially on Channel and Pistakee Lakes. The same holds true for crappie and channel catfish.

Lake Michigan perch activity has slowed to a crawl. A few king salmon have been reported, but overall action seems to be on hold.

Higher water levels have jump-started the bass and panfish bite on Busse Lake. In DuPage, Deep Quarry panfish are very good on live bait.

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

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