Archive for February 2013

Illinois DNR News for January

Illinois Deer and Turkey Expo:  Illinois is a great place for deer and turkey hunting, and the IDNR invites you to learn more about deer and turkey hunting opportunities by visiting with IDNR staff this weekend at the 23rd annual Illinois Deer and Turkey Expo, Friday, Feb 1 through Sun., Feb. 3 in Springfield.  The... Read more »

Fond du Lac's Sturgeon Open on Winnebago

Fond du Lac's Sturgeon Open on Winnebago
Sturgeon fishing is a tradition in Fond du Lac Wisconsin.  It’s much like deer hunting or the walleye open up here.  Sturgeon fishing opened on Saturday, February 9th at 6:30 AM and continues until 12:30 PM during it’s short season.   With that the Fond du Lac becomes a ghost town.  I was heading to the... Read more »

Women on Winnebago

Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and I were invited to come up to Fond du Lac Wisconsin to experience their tourism’s first Women on Winnebago event. Fond du Lac Tourism invited about a dozen women who are outdoors communicators from across the Midwest to experience spear fishing for Sturgeon on Lake... Read more »
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I'm ready for Frozen Tozen in Boulder Junction

Yes, I am ready.  It’s a little more than two weeks away so you can make plans to head north too. The Frozen Tozen Winter Fest gives you the opportunity to fish, golf, skate and bowl on frozen Boulder Lake in Boulder Junction Wisconsin.  I’ve heard of this family fun event for several years and... Read more »

News from Walleyes Unlimited

Here is some information on the Walleyes Unlimited USA March 2013 Speakers. Wed. March 13th – Franklin, WI Meeting Eric Olson– Walleyes 2013 – Rigging Options for Early Walleyes – Red Wing Eric Olson has been fishing competitively for 13yrs and fishing the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour as a professional for the past 10 years.... Read more »

From the lake to the frying pan

From the lake to the frying pan
Southern Illinois is producing fish.  Nice fish.  Ron DaRosa shares a fishing report from Crab Orchard near Marion in Williamson County when he recently got out with fishing buddy Kevin Hogan.   He also gave me a couple photos. Ron and Kevin are not poking holes in the ice.  They’re fishing soft water.  It sure looks... Read more »
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News from the Northwoods

News from the Northwoods
It’s only 18 days away from now when I’ll be in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for some ice fishing.  But who’s counting? I enjoy hearing from Mark at the Forest Lake Country store when he puts out his monthly newsletter.  We too have snow on the ground in Chicago but it’s not at all like... Read more »

The New Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo hits a home run with bases loaded

It’s been said that Chicago will never see an outdoor show of the likes us older outdoorsmen and women have seen back in the 80’s.  To me it was totally amazing that young anglers, teens and even those in their 20’s and 30’s have now been able to see what a real outdoor show is... Read more »