Archive for January 2012

Walk on Water Ice Fishing Benefit Cancelled

A sad but maybe wise decision has been made by Brent Beckwith who is the coordinator of the Walk on Water ice fishing benefit.   This was just received from Brent.  Please support this worthwhile cause… On Saturday February 11, 2012 the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund (ALCF) is scheduled to host the 8th Annual WALK ON... Read more »

Shabbona report from the weekend

Ken O’Malley, AKA Husker has sent many reports to me on local waters when I did the weekly Tribune Fishing Report.  He’s a dedicated angler and just visited Shabbona Lake in DeKalb County.   Ken sent me a report about his trip there last weekend.  Here’s what he said. Hey Don,  I hit Shabbona yesterday with... Read more »

Nielsen's Channel ice report - 1/31/12

Marcy Paschky (Hermann’s Lowlife Bar & Grill) sent over an ice report from Nielsen’s Channel by Port Barrington, NW of Lake Zurich.  This week’s weather will be threatening the ice.  Future weather forecasts put a grim look on things.  I promote safety and caution when ice fishing regardless of any ice conditions.  Some guys, as... Read more »
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High School Bass Angler catches Muskie Award

Here’s some good news about an Oak Lawn Community High School freshman, Jonathan Metelski who caught the largest muskie entered into the 2011 Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail Youth Honor Roll. Jonathan caught the 46-inch monster on Lake of the Woods in Canada.  For this accomplishment, Jonathan was honored at the Chicago Muskie Show by the... Read more »

There's a gun for everyone

I attended the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas last week.   This is the largest trade show of its kind for the shooting industry.  This is the 34rd annual SHOT Show. The first SHOT Show was in 1979 in St. Louis, Mo. Here are some stats from this year’s show… Total Attendance: 57,390 Exhibitors: 1,600... Read more »

Tony Roach Fishing Report - 1/17/12

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Tony sent this fishing report over and although this is a report from Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota, the tactics that he uses can work on your favorite body of water.  Ice is getting a bit ticker in Northern Illinois.  Check out how Tony fishes for perch and walleye and try his technique to catch... Read more »
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Ice fishing report from Shabbona Lake

I received an ice fishing report from Ken O’Malley of Mokena regarding ice conditions at Shabbona Lake in DeKalb County.  Here’s what Ken said… Hey Don,  Finally got on the ice yesterday! Went to Shabbona to fish the open. Ice was holding at 5 inches. There were some open spots around the road bed as the... Read more »

Ice fishing report - They're out there

Ice fishing is happening.  Hopefully there won’t be much or any rain on Monday.  Let’s let it stay cold for awhile. Marcy over at the Hermann’s Lowlife Bar and Grill send an email and some photos taken at Neilsen’s Channel by Port Barrington which is just northwest of Lake Zurich.  Here’s what she said. Okay,... Read more »

Chicago Boat Show is looking good

On Thursday evening, Jim DaRosa, Ray Ludkevicz and I did a remote broadcast of our Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show from the Chicago Boat, RV and Sports Show at McCormick Place.  We had a blast. It was a fun time with great guests. Joining us was the Show Manager and representatives from the House of... Read more »
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Tony Roach does video fishing report with a few tips

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I’ve had Tony Roach on as a guest for the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show in the past.  He does a great job talking about fishing not only on open water but also on the ice. Back in November I met Tony for the first time in Arkansas when I attended an outdoor writers outing. ... Read more »