Archive for February 2012

Swap Meet for fishing tackle at Plano American Legion

Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskies Inc. is having a fishing item swap/sale.  Members are bringing in new and used items to sell kind of like a garage sale.  Public is invited. The Swap Meet is on Thursday, Feb 9 and will start after regular meeting. 8:30 p.m.or so. The Swap Meet will be held at... Read more »

Start the season right with a boat safety check

I’ve had my boat inspected by the US Power Squadron.  I’ve even taped the inspection so that people can see how simple and painless it is. To view the show here on ChicagoNow, click on the Illinois Outdoors TV link above or CLICK HERE Scroll down the list of shows and click on the BOAT... Read more »

Bowfishing Assn of Illinois News

Here is a link to the latest newsletter sent out by the Bowfishing Association of Illinois – CLICK HERE Bowfishing for carp is a growing sport and is getting more recognition every year.  I’ve done it a few times with the BAI president Ed DeVries and it’s a blast. If you’ve not tried bowfishing yet,... Read more »
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Alabama rig catches huge carp from the Kankakee River

Alabama rig catches huge carp from the Kankakee River
Okay for those who are curious about the Alabama Rig, here’s something that you might find interesting.   I received an email from Steve O. who is an avid angler on the Kankakee River. Steve caught this fish recently using the Alabama Rig.  Here’s what he said…. Hi I thought you might like the kisser on... Read more »

I think it's over...

Marcy from Hermann’s Lowlife Bar and Grill sent this email.   Sorry for the delay on passing on the info. Feb. 1st Ice Update: Down to 2 and a half inches good ice in front, with slush on top. Some grey/black patches starting to show around bridge. Bummer. And they just started hittin’ crappie a day... Read more »

Neustrom and Parsons speaking at Walleyes Unlimited meetings

Here is some information about the Walleyes Unlimited USA  March 2012 Speakers Tom Neustrom – March 14, 2012 – Shallow Water Spinner Fishing for Walleyes Recognized by In-Fisherman, Northern American Fishing Club and Fishing Facts Magazine as one of the top walleye fishing guides in the country, Tom spends the majority of his time during... Read more »
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Hear about new Berkley baits on Outdoor Radio

Hear about new Berkley baits on Outdoor Radio
On Wednesday, February 22, Jim DaRosa, Ray Ludkevicz and I of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio show will have an exclusive interview with Tammy Cox, Pro Staff Manager for Pure Fishing.   Tammy will tell us about some new baits that will be used by Bassmaster’s Classic competitors.   From the Red River out of Shreveport-Bossier... Read more »

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT’S BEEN A MONTH SINCE I’VE BEEN IN THE NORTHWOODS OF WISCONSIN.  I’M ANXIOUS TO GET BACK. MY SAVIOR IS GETTING THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM MY FRIEND MARK WHO TELLS ALL ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON DURING THE WINTER IN THE NORTHWOODS OF THE LAND O LAKES AREA.  IT HELPS THE... Read more »

IL DNR News

From the Illinois DNR…. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits – Highlighting events and programs for the month of February Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet:  Tickets are still available for the annual Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Hall of Fame inductees include outdoors... Read more »
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Review of under water cameras shows one that leads the pack

Review of under water cameras shows one that leads the pack
Technology has made great advances in the fishing industry over the years. It’s 2012 and there’s no reason why the sport that I enjoy so much shouldn’t be at its best game.   Electronics are what help anglers build confidence in the waters they fish.  Depth finders, flashers and some of the new, advanced under water... Read more »