Archive for March 2010

An update on state bowfishing records

Sharon Trame has the distinction of having the first ever official bowfishing record in Illinois. Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois sent over an update on the IDNR application for bowfishing records.   Here is what he said… The official IDNR records info and application has been updated at our bowfishing site. http://illinoisbowfishing.net/ILrecords.html... Read more »

Will County FPD to have deer management meetings

I received information from Bruce Hodgdon, Public Information Officer, Forest Preserve District of Will County regarding deer management efforts in Will County.  This is what information that has been sent…  The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host three public informational meetings on deer management in District preserves.  Deer numbers need to be reduced... Read more »

Illinois Biggest walleye tournament this weekend

Coming is just a few days, the Masters Walleye Circuit will host Illinois biggest walleye tournament on the Illinois River at Spring Valley.   This weekend, the best walleye anglers in the Midwest will compete for thousands of dollars.  But what’s more exciting is that when the non-competitive anglers see what kind of fish that... Read more »
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Pinckneyville Lake

 With the gas prices doing nothing more than going up, I feel safe taking a trip to southern Illinois. Some trips can cost a lot because of the rising gas costs.  Long drives has and will keep a lot of Chicagoland anglers from taking those road trips like what was enjoyed last summer and ones before. ... Read more »

Tournament Walleye Anglers & DNR get a good catch on the IL River

Bob Kidd of the Illinois Walleye Trail send over a press release from yesterday’s walleye/sauger tournement on the Illinois River. The Illinois Walleye Trail conducted its 3rd Tournament of the 2010 season in Spring Valley Illinois on Sunday March 21, 2010.  Teams from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois competed for over $7,000.00 in prize money.  The... Read more »

Cedar lake producing fish like last week, like last year

Ron DaRosa poses for a photo with a nice Cedar Lake Bass. Must be cold as he’s having a problem holding the camera still. None the less, nice fish. Ron DaRosa of Carterville, IL send over an email on his recent trip to Cedar Lake.  Found it quite interesting that he caught his fish on... Read more »
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Carpenters nail walleyes in IL River tournament

Bob Kidd of the Illinois Walleye Trail send me a press release on Saturday’s (March 20) Walleye/Sauger tournament held by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters on the Illinois River. Here is what he wrote…   The teams arrived with river conditions steadily improving with 6-8″ of clarity. Pre-fishing went well with a lot of teams... Read more »

Ray Thompson reports on 50 inch Illinois muskies

I received this article from Ray Thompson on Sunday, March 21,2010.   Ray wanted to spread the word on 50 inch muskies caught here in Illinois.  I’ve had a lot of muskie photos sent to me over the years.  I even caught a couple of them.  Let me shrew with you those photos and Ray’s report... Read more »

Bowfishing fun shoot rescheduled

This message came from Ed DeVries of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois. Due to the heavy rain forcast BAI decided to reschedule the March 20 fun shoot planned at 3 Rivers. We will try again next saturday, March 27th. Rain and generators just dont mix that well! We will again start at dusk and shoot... Read more »
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Shabbona Lake hosts annual walleye open

Shabbona Lakeside’s Annual Walleye Open is Saturday April 17th, 6 AM – 9:30 PM. What is new this year is that the Park hours for the whole month of April will be 6 AM – 10 PM.  In years past it was 8 AM – 8 PM.  These extra 4 hours will be prime time... Read more »