Archive for July 2011

Spro Bronzeye Frogs In the Slop

After the long cold winter months and the cool spring days the dreaded summer months raise their ugly head.  With these hot and humid days and warm moist nights the local lakes and ponds start to heat up and the weed growth and algae tend to take over. This overgrowth will often keep most people... Read more »

Hobie wins at ICAST

Here’s some great news from HobieCat.  I have a Mirage Pro Angler and love it.  Unless you give it a try, you have no idea how much fun it is to fish out of a Hobie or just go for a ride on your favorite lake, river or stream.  They’re great.  Congrats Hobie!!! Hobie’s New... Read more »

Lund hints at new generation Pro-Vs

Lund hints at new generation Pro-Vs
There’s no doubt that Lund is one of the leading boats in the industry.  One reason why they continue to excel is because they strive to move forward with innovative ideas.  Here is a press release from Lund that shows that they are once again making a giant leap. Satisfying chants of “We want more!”... Read more »
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Safety Tip from Boat US

Safety Tip from Boat US
From Boat US. Besides your air horn, you might consider stowing insect repellants and sun screens that come in an aerosol can.  A good tip and something you should know. Damage Prevention Tip of the Month: To meet Coast Guard requirements for a warning device, most skippers carry an aerosol-powered air horn aboard. When summer... Read more »

New Exhibit at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

New Exhibit at the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
A vacation destination that will be loved by  everyone who fishes in the Northwoods is the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.   I’ve been there and find the exhibits amazing.  It’s exciting to observe all the history in the sport of fishing and to learn about all the Hall of Famers.  I happy to say that... Read more »

Capture those Outdoor memories from Williamson County

From our friends at the Williamson County Tourism Bureau…. All too often photos of an outdoor adventure or vacation can be a bit boring. They may lack any imagination or fail to tell the story you desire. With a little advance thought outdoor photos can become memorable. You might consider the light needed to take... Read more »
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Bowfishing Fun Shoot this Friday!

From Ed DeVries of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois…  for more info, visit http://www.illinoisbowfishing.net/w Hey everyone! We will be having a fun shoot out at the 3 rivers marina this Friday night, the 29th. Meet up at 7pm. Let me know if you can make it! Ed ps….working on a State Shoot E-Newsletter that will... Read more »

It's HOT, but the bass are still biting in the ponds

It's HOT, but the bass are still biting in the ponds
Ken “Husker” O’Malley from Mokena sent me an email and photo today.  Thought I’d share it with you. Ken fishing the south suburban ponds quite a bit.  He also fishes Shabbona, the cooling lakes and other nearby bodies of water.   On occasion Ken will share a fishing report too.  For the recent hot summer days,... Read more »

ThermaCell Lantern keeps mosquitoes from bugging me

On occasion I feel that a post needs to be brought back to the top of the list.  This is one that may save you some grief in the outdoors. With our recent heat in the Chicagoland area, we’ve been forced to stay indoors to take advantage of the air conditioning.   But after several days... Read more »
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Pheasant hunting permits available online Aug 1

Pheasant hunting permits available online Aug 1
From The Illinois DNR. Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online Online applications for IDNR-managed sites begin Aug. 1 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 19 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2011-12 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online.... Read more »