Archive for October 2011

1000 posts

1000 posts
I just noticed on my dashboard that I have reached 1000 posts. I’ve authored most all of them but have had some help with contributing outdoor bloggers Dan Stefanich and Cory Yarmuth. I hope that all the followers have found the Illinois Outdoors Blog as an interesting one to visit daily as we strive to... Read more »

A fishing tip video on line management

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Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show did a quick tip on line management using a new product called Bass Minder.  A great product that help remind you what kind of line you have on your reels, what pound test it is and when you put it on the reel. No more lost... Read more »

Pink Gloves

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Berkley Fishing now offers Ladies Classic Pink Fish Grip Gloves. On the Illinois Outdoors TV show Don Dziedzina and his daughter Lisa show the gloves that are soft, pliable, washable, and proivds the user a good grip, even on big smalmouth bass as you can see here in the video. This segment will be seen... Read more »
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Hobie To Crown Kayak Fishing’s First World Champion

Hobie To Crown Kayak Fishing’s First World Champion
I have a Hobie Pro Angler and love fishing out of it.  This bit of news came in from our friends at Hobie. I guess one can say I too have the passion for Hobie fishing… Hobie To Crown Kayak Fishing’s First World Champion  Oceanside, California – October 17, 2011 – Four Hobie Fishing Team members will... Read more »

Illinois Deer harvest down slightly from last year

Illinois Deer harvest down slightly from last year
The numbers are looking good but seemed in some cases have leveled off to now being close to the numbers from last year from opening day to the 16th of October.  Maybe an added contributing factor is that more farmers were in the field harvesting their corn and beans.  Time will tell how this year’s... Read more »

Reeling in Memories response

I received the following email from Steve Krull.   Following is my reply to him…. “Don,  Your article rang so true with me in more ways than one.  My best times are when I can go fishing with my son or my father.  Actually the best times are when both are in the same boat with... Read more »
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Inductees to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Announced

FRESH WATER FISHING HALL OF FAME HAYWARD, WISCONSIN 2012 ENSHRINEES AND INDUCTEES ARE ANNOUNCED On August 15th and 16th, 2011 our Awards Committee met in Hayward, Wisconsin. The committee consists of a very talented and devoted cross section of our fresh water sportfishing leaders. They are:  Bill Gautsche – Chairman (Wisconsin); Wendy Williamson – Co-Chairman... Read more »

A recent message received on Facebook

A recent message received on Facebook
Dale Christensen sent this message to me via Facebook.  He’s referring to the blog post and article in this Saturday’s Chicago Tribune.  Here’s the link to that article CLICK HERE Yesterday on Facebook from Dale Christensen Hi Don: Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your article about fishing with your daughter. I... Read more »

Video of shooting a cannon at outdoor writers conference

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Dan Stefanich of Dan Stef Outdoors (www.DanStefOutdoors.com) and Contributing Outdoor Blogger at Illinois Outdoors gets to fire off a cannon during the Shooting Day at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference at Rathbun Lake in Iowa. While visiting the Steelclay Shooting Sports outdoor range in nearby Eddyville IA (phone – 641-969-4397) Dan was... Read more »
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Gotcha Outdoors' Sports Adventure Show

Gotcha Outdoors' Sports Adventure Show
The 4th Annual Sports Adventure Show is coming to Kankakee.   This year’s show as a big success and the show the show scheduled for January 7 and 8, 2012 will be even better. GOTCHA Outdoors will be bringing Hank Parker and Jimmy Sites in as guest speakers. Other special features of this show will include... Read more »