Archive for March 2012

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Let me do a Stand-Alone post on the Illinois Fishing Licenses. A new license is needed as of  April 1, 2012. If you plan to fish for inland trout next week, you’ll need an inland trout stamp. Fishing Lake Michigan for salmon or trout?  You’ll need a salmon stamp for that. Save a few bucks... Read more »

A message from Walleyes Unlimited

Walleyes Unlimited USA will host two meetings in May and the following is information about their meeting and speakers. May 9th – Wisconsin – Club Members – John Nuebel, Al Ruffalo & Gene Schmidt Lure Making – From Lead to Plastic The meeting will begin with John sharing his expertise on the aspects of lead... Read more »

2012 Illinois Trout Season Opens April 7th

2012 Illinois Trout Season Opens April 7th
Unless you belong to a private club, you had better put your trout fishing gear away until next weekend. The 2012 Trout season officially opens NEXT Saturday,  April 7th, at 5 am. This year, the IDNR has stocked over 60,000 rainbow trout in 43 bodies of water that are open to the public for trout... Read more »
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Exelon’s Braidwood and LaSalle Awarded Wildlife at Work Certification

Exelon’s Braidwood and LaSalle Awarded Wildlife at Work Certification
I received the following from Neal Miller, Communications Manager at the Braidwood Generating Station. I’ve fished at both Braidwood and LaSalle many times over the years and have always found them to be great places to fish locally.   I’ve also assisted in the placement of artificial habitat that is provided by Exelon at Braidwood Lake. ... Read more »

Fishing is Good - Reports from other Southern Illinois Lakes

Fishing is Good - Reports from other Southern Illinois Lakes
Surveys of a number of southern Illinois lakes promise a summer of excellent fishing in the area.  The surveys conducted regularly by the assigned District Fisheries Managers assigned to the area deliver an insight into the health of the fish populations. Three of the larger bodies of water are in Williamson County are in the... Read more »

Lake Shelbyville fishing report

Here’s a report on Shelbyville from Steve Welch… With all the warm weather we have been enjoying the crappie are all dressed up in their courting colors and I am flat hammering them on the bank. I have had 9 straight days of getting three or four limits  depending on how many anglers I have... Read more »
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Chicagoland Muskie Hunters Awards Night April 10

Join the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc.   They meet the secondTuesday of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30 PM Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes and raffles.   Everyone is welcome!! For infomation on the club,... Read more »

Fishing report from Southern Illinois

Ron DaRosa from southern Illinois sent in a fishing report n Cedar Lake.  Fishing is getting good all over.  Don’t let today’s early morning temperatures that are in the 30′s scare you.  It will warm up again soon.  Here’s Ron’s report Spent this Sunday in Gods Country, Cedar Lake to be exact.   With the warm... Read more »

April Northwoods News from the Forest Lake Country Store

April Northwoods News from the Forest Lake Country Store
We all know that this has been a wild spring, not only here in Chicago but also in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. So many of the towns in northern Wisconsin are changing.  You’ll see the McDonald’s, Burger King’s and other fast food restaurants were years ago there were only small diners and supper clubs.  The... Read more »
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Wisconsin's Fox River gives up monster Walleyes

Wisconsin's Fox River gives up monster Walleyes
I received this photo from Pat Kalmerton of Wolf Pack Adventures Guide Service. It’s a photo of Mike Scharl of Howards Grove WI (L) and Nick Rammer of Sheboygan Falls WI (R).   They were fishing with Pat on the Fox River in De Pere.   Mike’s fish measured in at 26.25 inches and Nick’s monster measured... Read more »