Archive for January 2011

Why is Boulder Junction Wisconsin the Musky Capitol of the World?

The answer to that question is as simple as looking at any of the photos in this post. I’m in the process of producting a TV commercial for the Boulder Junction Chamber.  The Chamber just sent me a few photos of some muskies caught from some of the Boulder Junction lakes.  The area is beautiful and... Read more »

LUND's new fishing boat loads up on features, not price

Now is the time to buy a new boat.  During outdoor show and boat show time, boat manufacturers like LUND come up with some very creative packages that make buying a boat affordable.  It’s the educated boater who get the best deal and the most boat for his money.  See what LUND is doing to... Read more »

MarCum Flasher "PINGS" a pending World Record

Seeing a big fish on your flasher while ice fishing has to be exciting.  Then to get the fish to bite and bring it up through the ice, wow, that has to be great.  Read about a huge walleye that was caught and seen first with a MarCum flasher.  From our friends at MarCum…  Giant Saskatchewan... Read more »

Fish Fins, what do they really do?

Larry Whiteley from Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO shares some thoughts on fish fins. I’m willing to bet that few anglers have given much thought to the fins in a fish, let alone, their purpose. Fish use their fins primarily for stability, maneuvering and various other tasks.  Fish like the bass retract their fins... Read more »

The AuCoin Report for January

From Bill AuQuoin…. The AuCoin ReportNews Briefs from the Great OutdoorsJanuary 2011 DNA Confirms Asian Carp Crossed the LineScientists from The Nature Conservancy and the University of Notre Dame say their DNA tests have been peer reviewed and confirm that Asian carp fish have broken through Illinois’ electric barriers and may already have moved into... Read more »

Spring is for Teaching Kids to Fish

This story came in from the Williamson County Tourism. Spring is not that far off.   See what author, Don Gassaway has to say about taking kids fishing… SPRING IS FOR TEACHING KIDS TO FISH Nothing succeeds like success.  One of the most important aspects of teaching a child to fish is catching fish.  If he or... Read more »

LaCrosse WI offers huge perch fishing

Last fall, Darren Russell of the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau sent me a few photos of him and his daughters with some perch and bass that he caught.  The perch were just huge.   Actually, the fish were caught right in the heart of town. Well, the perch bite through the ice too.  Darren... Read more »

Tinley Park Fishing Show Hosts "Outdoor Kid of the Year" Competition

 The Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show is proud to announce their hosting of their Second Annual Outdoor Kid of the Year competition.  It will be free of charge and great prizes will be won with the help of a great sponsor.  The Cabela’s store in Hammond, Indiana is the exclusive sponsor of this year’s... Read more »

IL DNR Director hosts "Director's Forum" at Tinley Fishing Show

The Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoors Show is proud to announce that for the second year, Director Marc Miller of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be one of the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoors Show’s seminar speakers. Director Miller will host an open forum on Saturday, February 12 only at 12:00 PM. “Again... Read more »

Shelbyville Fishing Guide seminar schedule

Steve Welch,  Shelbyville Guide Service, has been my connection for fishing reports on not only Shelbyville, but other lakes in his area.  You may not be aware that Steve is also a seminar speaker who loves to share his experiences and educate others on how to catch fish, Steve has some upcoming seminars that you... Read more »