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Featured Angler

Illinois hunting and fishing

Clay Unes

Age: 33

Home: Peoria, IL

Occupation: Banker

How many days a year do you fish? 30

Favorite piece of gear? Multi-tool, I use it the most

Gear you splurged on? Everything I have is old and used.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? Catfishing the Illinois River. My pole was pulled in by catfish and was snagged 5 minutes latter by another angler. She reeled in my pole, I reeled in the fish, an 11-pound catfish.

What got you interested in fishing? Going with my dad as a little one.

How long have you been fishing? 28 years

Favorite species to fish for? Bass, crappie, northern pike

Favorite places to fish in Illinois? Strip mines, Lake Shelbyville and Banner Marsh.



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