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Jim Dillow

Jim Dillow

Age: 61

Home: Virginia, IL

Occupation: Founder/Director FishinPals; Minister; part-time school bus driver

How many days a year do you fish? More than 100

Favorite piece of gear? Pflueger 8-foot Panfish Rod. It has light action but is plenty strong enough to handle big fish.

Gear you splurged on? Pflueger Supreme Baitcasting Reel.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? Have had so many but often remember fishing Tator Creek with a bunch of childhood friends. Not big fish but loads of fun.

What got you interested in fishing? Don't really know. Just happened to see a couple of sports magazines about fishing and living in a small town I thought that was something I could do.

How long have you been fishing? 55 years

Favorite species to fish for? Panfish. Lots of action and good eating. Have had my bass fishing days and still do once in awhile and also do some catfishing.

Favorite places to fish in Illinois? Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area (aka site M)

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