John E. Vadas
July 31, 1931 - July 26, 2018

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Perch America and its members regretfully want to inform everyone of the recent passing of John Vadas. But to most he was known as Jack. Jack was past president and one of the co-founding members of Perch America. He was the long time proprietor of the now closed Vets Bait shop on the South Side of Chicago. Jack passion for the local fishery ,conservation and his community was surpassed by few. Jack was an iconic figure that was an walking encyclopedia on
the history of the fishery on the southern basin of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. He devoted countless hours of his time to preserve and protect the sport of fishing and the outdoors. He will be deeply missed.  

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Courtesy of Jim Kovacek

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