Archive for November 2012

Illinois Outdoors TV shows Holiday gift buying ideas

Last week I was joined by Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show to tape a TV show at the Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook Illinois. The object here was for Jim and I to wander the  store and talk with associates of the different departments and come up with ideas for your... Read more »

Shelbyvillle Report

Here’s a fishing report received from Lake Shelbyville by Steve Welch. The lake is gin clear and with no wind the crappie just bury deep in the thickest brush you can find. Fortunately I know where there are a bunch of those spots so I am still limiting out every day. Others are starting to... Read more »

Rend Lake Report

Rend Lake Report
Short, sweet and to the point.  Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors says that Rend Lake in southern Illinois “…is going crazy”. Crappie fishing is out of this world right now. This is where a picture can tell you a thousand words.  Loads of BIG crappie are being caught at Rend RIGHT NOW!!!

Kankakee River Report

Here’s a fishing report from the Godfather of the Kankakee River, Ed Mullady – The Sportsman’s Letter. Indiana is producing some *largemouth and smallmouth bass *some northern pike, especially at mouths of any creeks or ditches with good supply of water, on bigger minnows, Doctor Spoons.  Walleye fair along drifts, ditch mouths, shorelines on jig... Read more »

Shelbyville Report

The crappie fishing is through the roof and we are limiting out every day and big fish to boot. This past weekend a tourney took place and the winners had almost ten pounds for just seven fish and a 1.99lb. fish took big fish. I am getting at least a dozen every day over a... Read more »

News from Salmon Unlimited

At our October meeting, the top three captains from our club tournament series, Capt. Jim Maechtle, Capt. Kevin Massard, Capt. Jim Nelligan held a round-table discussion, comparing the tactics and strategies they used to achieve their success.  Not surprisingly, all three captains agreed on many of the methods that they like to employ.  They also... Read more »

Walleyes Unlimited News

Here’s some info on upcoming events with Walleyes Unlimited.  Dates and meeting locations are listed below. Wed. Dec. 12, 2012 – Franklin, WI Meeting John Reedy – Long Lining For Geneva Walleyes Captain John is a fulltime U. S. Coast Guard Great Lakes Charter Captain and DNR licensed inland fishing guide. John specializes in fishing... Read more »

Illinois DNR Newsbits for November 2012

Remaining Firearm Deer Permits:  Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits are still available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors – through Dec. 2 for firearm and through Dec. 9 for muzzleloader-only deer hunting (or until quotas are exhausted).  Find a vendor near you at this link: LicensePermitVendors.aspx Find counties with permits... Read more »

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo - New Show and we'll be there

Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo - New Show and we'll be there
Sportfishing Industry’s new Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo is going strong and the industry exhibitor support for new show continues to grow. The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA), new Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, being held January 24-27, 2013, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in suburban Chicago, is expected to be a sell-out show.... Read more »

Video on how to rig a sucker for musky fishing

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When I was taping a TV show for Illinois Outdoors in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, fishing guide Marty Clauson of Marty Clauson’s Fishing Adventures showed us how to rig a sucker for musky fishing.  It’s a simple and effective way to catch big muskies in the fall.  Marty is one of the guides who works with... Read more »