Archive for May 2010

Free Fishing Days for kids of all ages

I received this from southern Illinois outdoor writer Don Gasaway.  Free Fishing Days is celebrated across all of Illinois.  This comes from the Williamson County Tourism Bureau. Free Fishing Days are an event for the whole family.  All too often the assumption is that they are for kids.  But, those kids can also include grandpa and grandma.  All... Read more »

Nightime bass at Cedar Lake

Ron DaRosa sent this over…. Gibby and I decided to switch things up and hit good ol Cedar tonight. Glad we did had a lot of fun and caught 20 bass without workin real hard. Most fish were on spinnerbaits but we did throw a power worm for a bit. Caught a nice 17″ er on... Read more »

Sturgeon Bay Walleyes

Ron DaRosa from southern Illinois has a norhtern Illinois bud who shared a couple photos.   Pat Salomone sent along an email to tell the brief story…. Sturgeon Bay Walleyes.  Bite was tough, had to work for the keepers we got. Had to keep the 25 incher, gill hooked with crawler harness. If you have photos... Read more »

DU urges supporters to bring boats, assist river cleanup

This just came in from DU…  EAST MOLINE, Ill., May 20, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) is calling all supporters along the Mississippi River to help out with the Great Mississippi River Cleanup on June 19, 2010. Living Lands and Waters (LL and W) has organized a river cleanup, but they need people with boats. ... Read more »

Walleyes Unlimited selects scholorship recipient

This was received today…. On May 26, 2010, Walleyes Unlimited presented a $1,000 check to Hanna Kruckman of Libertyville, Illinois. Chosen among many finalists from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Hanna is a senior carrying a grade point average of 3.97 on a 4.00 scale and is majoring in fisheries science. She is involved in... Read more »


Here’s something new.  I just recevied this press release and find it quite interesting.  Everyone talks about recycling, waste, and garbage left behind on the banks of our favorite fishing hole. When you think about it, it’s up to us to make this world a better place.  It’s refreshing to see that large companies are... Read more »

Emergency Radio a good idea

With this being National Safe Boating Week, there is no doubt that every action you take to ensure safe boating is a step in the right direction. Actually, I fell that safe boating should be something that is practiced all year around. Boaters on Lake Michigan should have a marine radio.  But as we all... Read more »

Its not all fishing in Southern Illinois

During the Illinois Outdoors Spring Trip to Southern Illinois, a lot of fish were caught as you may have seen in these blogs.  But catching fish brings on a big hunger.  Dining at the Rend Lake Resort was fantastic.  Their Windows Restaurant  that is located on the shores of Beautiful Rend Lake had some great... Read more »

Free Kids Fishing Tourmanent

There’s a kids fishing tournament coming up.  This info was just sent to me. Help a Kid Fish Kids Bass Fishing Tournament, June 19 2010 at the Fox River Preserve and Marina, 26034 Roberts Rd, Port Barrington, IL 60010. Registration will be between 5:00 – 5:30 am.  We will try to launch at 6:00 am.... Read more »

Fish Sampling Operation Complete on Little Calumet River

BIGHEAD CARP A press release regarding the Asian Carp study just came in….   Safety zone rescinded; waterway reopened to commercial and recreational trafficChicago, IL- The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) wrapped up a successful sampling and data collection operation on the Little Calumet River in South Chicago on Tuesday. Fisheries biologists from the Illinois Department... Read more »