Archive for May 2011

Andrew H.S. wins District 230 Bass Classic Series

I received an email and some photos  from John Bartgen, Head Bass Fishing Coach, Victor J Andrew H.S. regarding one of the High School bass fishing tournaments, their Classic.  Let me share it with you here on the blog.  The kids from all of these school work hard at what they’re doing and need your support. ... Read more »

Something's comin'... from MarCum

Okay, no doubt about it, this one has me curious.   MarCum Technologies has a lot of great products.  I’ve seen their underwater cameras and flashers in action and they are second to none.  Now something new is coming out.  I’m hoping to get a peek at this at the 2011 ICAST Show in July. STEALTH... Read more »

Tom Swanson Inducted into Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

Tom Swanson as a young angler. This information just came in from the Boulder Junctin Chamber of Commerce.  It’s great news there is no doubt about it for Tom Swanson.  And from what I hear, he’s most desreving. Later in June afetr the induction ceremony, I will be fishing with Tom in the Boulder Junction... Read more »
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Fun to catch and delicious to eat for fish... and fishermen

From our friends at Frabill….   You say “crawdad,” I say “crayfish.” “Crayfish, crawdad…let’s call the whole thing ON!” Little lobsters of the lakes, crayfish are one of the most appealing foodstuffs to a wide array of fish species. No-brainer with largemouth and smallmouth bass. Walleyes chew them like gum during the summer molt. Even... Read more »

A quick vacation destination for fishing and fun

Some friends from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach tell me that they’re not experiencing the rainy weather that Chicagoland has.   Summertime fun can be had along the Gulf of Mexico.  I want to share their email to me in a moment, but if  you enjoy fishing and simply relaxing, if you enjoy the best iin seafood dining,... Read more »

At over 2 bucks a dozen, you need a good minnow bucket

I got an Aqua-Life minnow bucket made by Frabill and I have to tell you it’s the best when it comes to keeping your minnows alive.  When we’re paying 2 to 3 bucks a dozen, it’s worth it to buy extras and not have to go back and forth to the bait shop for more... Read more »
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Crappie Open May 21st at Shabbona Lake

Catch some crappies like these at the Shabbona Crappie Open and you can be a winner. From Denny Sands at Lakeside Bait and Tackle…. Crappie Open May 21st Mark your calanders, we should hit this one perfectly. With the delayed Spring weather, the Crappie spawn should be in full mode on May 21st. Crappie Open... Read more »

New Illinois Bowfishing Record for Grass Carp

Jacob Dupes with a new Bowfishing State Record Grass Carp. This email came in from Ed DeVries, President of The Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois.  Looks like a new State Record Grass Carp has been caught for the bowfishing record book. Hey Don!   The first ever submission for a IDNR bowfishing record was submitted today with... Read more »

Rend Lake will offer excellant fishing this coming week.

Crappies caught this week at Rend Lake… These are 12 inchers and larger. The Illinois Outdoors TV Spring Trip to Southern Illinois will be here next week.  There has been a lot of concern with high water at Rend Lake and fishing conditions. I received an email from a good friend of mine, Todd Gessner... Read more »
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Father's Day is coming...

I’m going to try and help you with Father’s Day gift ideas over the next couple weeks. As I get the info, I’ll pass it along. Howler Brothers makes some pretty cool shirts.  I have a few and enjoy them not only for comfort but also for style.  They’re great for fishing.  Here are some photos... Read more »