Archive for June 2013

Oakbrook TU hosts Spey Casting Clinic and Youth Fly Fishing Day

Oakbrook TU hosts Spey Casting Clinic and Youth Fly Fishing Day
The Oakbrook chapter of  Trout Unlimited is hosting a Spey casting clinic and Youth fly fishing daySaturday June 15, 2013 at Glenwood Park #1 from  9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Glenwood Park #1 is located at 1644 South River Street, Route 25 South of Batavia. It’s recommended that participants register for a time slot. Professional... Read more »

Boat Show is coming to Chicago's Lakefront

Boat Show is coming to Chicago's Lakefront
Chicago’s premier boating event on Lake Michigan, the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, offers everyone the chance to experience the fun of boating. The boat show returns to the new, state-of-the-art marina, 31st Street Harbor, June 13-16, with hundreds of the newest boats and marine accessories for sale, on-water activities for all ages, education... Read more »

The word on invasive species is.... Transport Zero

The word on invasive species is....  Transport Zero
“Be a Hero—Transport Zero” is a new statewide Illinois program to raise awareness about how the public can help prevent the spread of invasive species on land and in waterways. These plants and animals, when introduced into new environments, have resulted in significant economic and ecological costs. This campaign kicks off in May on television... Read more »
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Fishing Report

Shelbyville Report by Steve Welsh The lake is back rising again and will crest at 608 or slightly over eight feet over summer pool. The creeks are muddy and some of the coves with creeks in them. The main lake has got some more color but it is still very fishable. The water temps are... Read more »

Starved Rock State Park Nominated as 8th Wonder of the World

Starved Rock State Park Nominated as 8th Wonder of the World
I’ve just learned from the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau that it has entered Starved Rock State Park into VirtualTourist.com’s quest to crown the “8th Wonder of the World.”   Public voting is now open at VirtualTourist.com. Starved Rock State Park in Utica IL is the 8th Wonder of the World.  Recently designated as... Read more »