Archive for July 2012

Big bowfishing shoot this weekend

Big  bowfishing shoot this weekend
Ed DeVries of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois said it’s only a few days until the BIG Innerloc State Championship/Directors Shoot! “We have some great prizes to give away during the day time big/small fish competitions thanks to our generous sponsors and friends. Remember, only one prize per person so everyone has a great chance... Read more »

DNR says use caution at Boat Ramps

IDNR urges  boaters to use caution at boat ramps due to low water conditions.   The current drought conditions could mean accessibility and navigation issues on rivers, lakes and streams here in Illinois. Low water levels increase the risk to boaters putting in or taking vessels out of the water and could cause damage to boats... Read more »

Fishing Reports

Ken "Husker" O'Malley with a nice pond bass.
After getting back from the ICAST Show in Orlando, I finally have been able to go through the emails and gather some recent fishing reports.   Let me share them with you. From Ken “Husker” O’Malley on Chicago Suburban ponds. Hey Don, Hope all is well. We ever going to get any rain? This summer has... Read more »

Fishing TV Commercials - CONTEST Winner Announced

Thank  you everyone for joining in on this free contest.   Yes, I had a favorite commercial and the one I enjoyed the most is the TUB STOPPER spot. I put all the names in a hat of those who selected the TUB STOPPER commercial.  One name was drawn and the winner is Christopher Kuchyt from... Read more »

Fishing Report from Lake Shelbyville

I received a new fishing report from Shelbyville guide Steve Welch.  Here it is… This week I am poised and ready to hammer the summer crappie. We have cooler temps and more importantly we have wind in the forecast. I need wind to push bait up on the channel banks shore line. This is getting... Read more »

Go for the BIG Gills at Shabbana next Saturday

Go for the BIG Gills at Shabbana next Saturday
I just learned from good friend, Denny Sands at Shabbona Lake that Saturday, July 14th is the Shabboba Lake Bluegill Open. The Bluegill is the State Fish of Illinois. It is Illinois favorite fish! Every year thousands of anglers of all ages catch the mighty Bluegill and every catch brings a smile to those fishing... Read more »

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters to meet on the water in July Cancelled

The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. meets on the second Tuesday  of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes and raffles. All are welcome!! Contact Dean—847-677-0017— or for more info.... Read more »

Illinois Crossbow Season on the way

Illinois is one step closer to allowing able-bodied bowhunters to secure a permit to hunt white-tailed deer with a crossbow this fall. House Bill 4819 passed the House and Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Quinn soon. Once that happens, the IDNR will need to re-write the Wildlife Code to... Read more »

Plano appoints two to key sales and marketing positions

Two persons who with the Plano Molding and Frebill Company and are well know by the members of Illinois Outdoors TV and the Fishing and Outdoor Radio hows have been appointed to key sales and marketing positions at the Plano Molding Company, makers of the best  fishing tackle boxes and tackle storage systems. Today, the ... Read more »

Holiday started out with a big bass caught

Fred works at the fly fishing department at the Bass Pro Shop in Bolingbrook. There’s no doubt that Fred practices what he preaches.  Like so many of the guy at Bass Pro Shops, Fred fishes and knows what he’s talking about.  You won’t find that at Walmart. Fred got out on the 4th and caught... Read more »