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Nathen P. Barto

Age: 33

Home: Hillsboro, IL

Occupation: Student and Veterans Assistance Commission

How many days a year do you fish? 150

Favorite piece of gear? Boat. Much drier than swimming.

Gear you splurged on? Trolling Motor. Less paddling = more fishing.

Most memorable outing in Illinois? Most memorable fishing trip was at Sangchris Lake this spring with my wife. We caught two limits apiece one day, and two of hers were over five pounds.

What got you interested in fishing? My Dad.

How long have you been fishing? 25 years

Favorite species to fish for? Bass for the excitement of catching a hawg, crappie for the "samwiches" and big cats for the fight.

Favorite places to fish in Illinois? 1. Lake Lou Yeager, 2. Sangchris, 3. Coffeen in the winter.

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