Archive for April 2011

Livebait comes to life in Frabill's new video series

There is no doubt that minnows are on top of the list when looking for the best bait to use for fishing.  Minnows will catch crappies, bass, walleyes, and muskies.   There’s no limit on what will bite on a lively minnow.  But LIVELY is the key word.  How many times have you bought minnows at... Read more »

Lake Barkley is the Crappie Capitol of the World

I heard about it.  I wanted to find out for myself.  At the spring AGLOW Cast and Blast I got to fish for Crappies at Lake Barley and found out, it is the Crappie Capitol of the World. I fished with Steve Freeman, a local angler and Heather Brosdahl who was representing Frabill at the... Read more »

Video of a big Lake Barkley Freshwater Drum

At the recent AGLOW Spring Cast and Blast at Lake Barkley, outdoor writers had the opportunity to not only fish a fantastic body of water but also spend some quality time on the water with corporate sponsors. While on the dock at Eddy Creek Marina Resort, Heather Brosdahl who was representing Freabill picked up a... Read more »
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Win more at tournaments when fishing out of a Lund

This came in from our freinds at Lund.  These really are sweet boats and what sweeten’s the pot at fishing tournaments is extra cash from Lund when you are a winner.  The guys who fish the Illinois Tournament Trail should see a real incentive here to sharpen their walleye and sauger angling skills.  Check out... Read more »

Exelon Nuclear's Fishing for a Cure Bass Tournament Sold Out

This is a great event.  Although it’s sold out, it’s worth stopping by to see the weigh-in.  Also bring out the kids for the Kid’s Tournament which still has plenty of room. Wounded Heroes Foundation guaranteed $10,000 donation BRACEVILLE, Ill. (April 29, 2011) – For the second year in a row, Exelon Nuclear’s “Fishing for a Cure”... Read more »

Updated maps for Great Plaines region by LakeMaster now available

I use LakeMaster chips in my Lowrance depth finder and found them to be superior to others that I’ve tried.  The quality of the maps are unbelieveable, they’re easy to read and I’ve found them to be very accurate.   Here’s the lastest press release from LakeMaster where they talk about charts for this area… LakeMaster  has... Read more »
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Simmons Adds Five New Models to ProSport Binocular Line

I was able to see some of these products at the AGLOW Cast and Blast last week.  Simmons has a great line of binoculars. Overland Park, Kan. — Simmons, a leader in high-quality, high-value sporting optics for more than 25 years, has introduced five new models to the Simmons ProSport binocular line for 2011. The... Read more »

Swimbaits can save the day

This press release just came in and it introduces some lures you may want to check out the next time you’re in your favorite tacke store.  They’re great for bass, pike, muskie, stripers and more.   Below is a slide show of the color patterns that the Sebile Magic Swimmer baits are available in.  Pretty neat... Read more »

Free Photo Contest - Win Ocean Waves Gift Certificate

Roger Wright wearing a pair of Ocean Wave Bandana sunglasses with the Backwater Green lens. Enter this FREE contest and maybe you can win a $139.00 Gift Certificate towards a pair of your own. How would you like to win a gift certificate worth $139.00 toward a pair of Ocean Waves sunglasses?   This time I’d... Read more »
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InnerlocState Championship/Director's Shoot Info

From Ed DeVries, Pres. Bowfishing Assoc of Illinois … The big shoot is 3 months away but you want to make your plans to be there now as this is going to be a great one for anyone who shoots fish with a bow. Seasoned tournament shooter of weekend bank shooter, there will be something... Read more »