Archive for December 2011

Pete Maina speaks at FRV Muskies Inc. January 12 meeting

Rich Gallagher of the Fox River Valley Chapter of Muskies Inc. notified me of their upcoming January meeting where Pet Maina will be their main speaker.  Here’s the info that Rich sent over…. On Thursday January 12th, 2012 our 1st speaker of the 2012 season will be the legendary Pete Maina!! Pete is North America’s... Read more »

Kankakee River fishing report

Ed Mullady sent over his latest Kankakee River Fishing Report.   Here it is. Hi Don,   The Kankakee River is in good fishing condition, but not many are out fishing! Other areas seem to have fewer late in the year also.  These are for both Indiana and Illinois parts of the Kankakee River .   ... Read more »

Loving Couple on Ice.... Part III

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Ok, there’s no ice here but Heather is the star of the show.  Check it out. Bro… hang on to this gal, she can catch fish!!!
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Loving couple on ice... Part II

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Ok you saw the photos of Bro and his Bride… Heather.  Wanna see the video they sent me?   I can do only one at a time.   This one Bro gets more fish but Heather does ok.  Driving on ice? YIKES    Bro.. keep an eye on the road not your graph.  Wait a minute, what road?... Read more »

Fishing Report update on Lake Shelbyville

Fishing Report update on Lake Shelbyville
This report came from Steve Welch… Lake Shelbyville is as good as anyone will ever see for crappie right now and the boats prove it. There must of been fifty boats in the Wilborn parking lot the last three days. We have been getting our three-man limit or 45 in less than an hour.  Sunday... Read more »

Loving couple on ice

I received this press release from the fine folks at Frabill.  I love their products and have a variety of Frabill products, nets, foul weather suits, bait buckets, etc. Since my TV show has been working with Frabill, I’ve been able to meet Brian “Bro” and Heather Brosdahl.  What great people they are.  They both... Read more »
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Rippin' Shad is a real rattlin' bait

Rippin' Shad is a real rattlin' bait
It was two years ago when I visited the Northand Tackle booth at the ICAST Show in LasVegas.  This is one of the largest trade shows in the country and everything… EVERYTHING in fishing tackle is there. The featured product for Northland Tackle was their Live Forage line of products.  I was impressed. But at... Read more »

Forest Lake Country Store January Newsletter

Forest Lake Country Store January Newsletter
Just a few more days and I’ll be heading north to  spend a few days at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction Wisconsin.   I’ve been chomping at the bit to to walk on hard water and do some ice fishing.  It’s not happening here in Illinois.  Warm weather that reaches above freezing tempeatures during the... Read more »

We're waiting for the geese to come

The waterfowl season is here and has been for awhile.  Duck hunting here in the central zone of Illinois ends tomorrow.  What we have is Canada goose hunting until the end of January. But it’s been warm.  Today, Monday the 19th of December the air temps reached 52 degrees.  We have no frozen water here... Read more »
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Please stop the killing now

Please stop the killing now
Vegetarians, please stop the killing.   Go hunting… go fishing…  eat the meat or fish that you catch!