Archive for July 2011

Rock Run Rookery Fishing Video

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Last week I hit the Rock Run Rookery and had some fun out there.  With three visits I caught some nice and got to see many of my friends out there. Dan Stefanich of Dan Stef Outdoors and one of my Contributing Outdoor Bloggers here on ChicagoNow came out a couple times with his sons... Read more »

Free Photo Contest - Last Day

Free Photo Contest - Last Day
The winner will be dawn tomorrow morning, Aug 1.  This is your last chance to send in a photo.  Give it a try and Good Luck! Some pretty nice photos have come in already for this contest.  Competition may be tough.  These people want to win. But how about you   Would you like to win... Read more »

Some Nice Northwoods Walleyes

Some Nice Northwoods Walleyes
I received a photo from my friend Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors.  Todd guides during the summer months at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.   The photo in the gallery shows one of his recent catches, a nice pair of 27 and 28 inch walleyes. When Todd and I talked over the... Read more »
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Illinois Waterfowl Zones and Season Dates

Illinois Waterfowl Zones and Season Dates
From the ILDNR… USFWS Approves IDNR Waterfowl Zones and Season Dates Illinois to use new option to implement fourth zone for waterfowl hunting SPRINGFIELD, IL – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week approved for publication in the Federal Register new rules allowing states to add a fourth duck hunting zone or to use... Read more »

Asian Carp Monitoring in Lake Calumet

Asian Carp Monitoring in Lake Calumet
This came in from the IL DNR and the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee…. Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee to Begin Intensive Monitoring in Lake Calumet in Response to Environmental DNA Results  CHICAGO- The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) today announced intensive monitoring action will begin in Lake Calumet and surrounding areas on Monday,... Read more »

4 guys, 3 docks, 24 hours...

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Who says fishing isn’t a tough sport.  This takes guts, endurance, training….   From our friends at Frabill FOUR GUYS. THREE DOCKS. 24 HOURS. Challengers lock horns with Marathon Man Jeff “Kolo” Kolodzinski for the Guinness World Record Minnetonka, Minn.—Last year fishing’s ironman and Frabill marketing guru Jeff “Kolo” Kolodzinski captured the official Guinness World Record... Read more »
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Forest Lake Country Store August Newsletter

Here is the August Newsletter form the Forest Lake County Store in Land O Lakes Wisconsin.  What a great place to visit now with all the heat we’re getting here in Chicago. I’d love to be back up north again.. But it wont’ be long, I’ll be up there for fall muskie fishing and maybe... Read more »

Rare PINK katydid found

Rare PINK katydid found
This came in from the Lake County Forest Preserve District. Keep your eyes open when hiking through the woods or walking along a bankd to go fishing.  You never know what you will find.   Interesting isn’t it? Nature Note: Rare katydid found While hiking at Middlefork Savanna this past Saturday during our Phenology and Photography... Read more »

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting info

Dean Rosset of the Chicagoland Muskie Hunter send some meeting and speaker info… Come join us——The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. We meet the second Tues. of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info... Read more »
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Finally a mosquito repellant that works

I’m a slightly saddened about this product.  Don’t get me wrong, it works great.  But I got a BugBand  for use in my fishing boat.  But somehow it was removed from my possession by my wife who loves it for her personal use while gardening. I got a BugBand so that I would not be... Read more »