Archive for June 2012

House Interior Appropriations Bill Slashes Conservation Funding

The House Appropriations Committee today voted for an Interior Appropriations bill that slashes funding for conservation and continues a month-long assault on Clean Water Act protections for healthy wetlands, clean streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. The deep funding cuts approved in the bill will undermine conservation, public land management, and the outdoor... Read more »

Record Set at PMTT's Mercury Marine Event in Eagle River

From Left to Right Back Row 3rd Place Jason Baratka Phillips, WI. and Marcus Malyuk Marshfield, WI. ,  Keith and Ken Krejci of Wausau 2nd Place 
Front Row 1st Place Ric Cummings and James Reiter of Vernon Hills, IL.
Perfect weather and water conditions for a musky fisherman turned the muskies on June 23 and 24 in the PMTT Mercury Marine`s Summer Challenge on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Mother Nature yielded a water temperature around 74 degrees which is prime for feeding muskies and air temps also in... Read more »

Exelon and partners team up to enhance Braidwood Lake Fishery

Exelon and partners team up to enhance Braidwood Lake Fishery
Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station teamed with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and three local bass clubs (American Bass Anglers, Bass PAC and NBAA) to purchase and deploy artificial habitats at Braidwood Lake.  Illinois Outdoors TV was there too to video tape the deployment and get interviews with key personnel. This is the sixth... Read more »
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Deer hunting season and Late-Winter deer season dates

Deer hunting season and Late-Winter deer season dates
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced deer hunting season dates and revisions in the state’s Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season for the upcoming 2012-13 seasons.  Later this year, the IDNR wildlife division will be seeking public input as it continues to look for ways to improve Illinois’ deer management program. Season Dates The... Read more »

A primer for Southern Illinois fly fishing

A primer for Southern Illinois fly fishing
Fly fishing is fun.  I’ve never tried it for trout fishing in a stream, nor have I ever attempted to go after some big fish as so many fly fishing anglers do.  For me, it’s a small spider fly on the local ponds.  It’s fun.  I just got a new fly rod and am anxious... Read more »

Mercer Wisconsin is more than the Loon Capital of the World

Yes, it surely is.   Every  body of water we fished there were loons.  Saw quite a few on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and there was at least a pair  on all other lakes that we fished near Mercer Wisconsin. Dan Stefanich of Dan Stefanich Outdoors and I headed north last week to tape a TV... Read more »
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Dan Makauskas of IL DNR speaks at Riverside Fishing Club

Dan Makauskas of IL DNR speaks at Riverside Fishing Club
The Thursday, June 14 speaker for the Riverside Fishing Club is Dan Makauskas, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Riverside Fishing Club meets at the 900 S Lagrange,Lagrange , IL 60525.  Meeting start at 7 PM.