Archive for July 2013

Blackened Seasoning recipe that's great for meat, poultry, fish and wild game

Blackened Seasoning recipe that's great for meat, poultry, fish and wild game
I love a little kick in the flavor when I have beef, poultry or fish.  At the Guide’s Inn in Boulder Junction Wisconsin I’ve enjoy blackened steak, walleye and perch.  Their blacked seasoning is really good and owner and executive chef Jimmy Dean was kind enough to share his recipe with us. Jimmy Dean referred... Read more »

Photos from Illinois Outdoors TV Shoot - Northwoods Cookin' at the Guides Inn

Photos from Illinois Outdoors TV Shoot - Northwoods Cookin' at the Guides Inn
A few weeks ago I was in Boulder Jct. Wisconsin for a week of fishing.  I had a great time and caught a lot of fish. The question always comes up, “What do you do with all the fish you catch?” Well, I’m a big believer in catch and release.  But there are times when... Read more »

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot
Just heard from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois.  Ed offers a great report from last weekends Director’s Shoot. We had some huge fish shot at last weekends Directors Shoot! I’m including a few pics from the shoot. One of the bighead was just 2 lbs shy of the state record at... Read more »
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World Famous Pancakes - Here's how you make them

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This video is a segment of the Illinois Outdoors TV Show that can be seen on August 3rd.  Illinois Outdoors TV  airs every Saturday Morning on the Total Living Network at 8 AM, Channel 138 Comcast Cable. When this show as taped, I was staying at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Jct. Wisconsin.  There I... Read more »

Sheboygan... a close to home outdoors destination

Last week Illinois Outdoors TV headed north to Sheboygan Wisconsin to tape a TV show with Wolf Pack Adventures and the folks from Sheboygan Tourism. Although I’m familiar with the Sheboygan area, I think that many outdoorsmen and women are not aware of what a fantastic outdoors destination it is.  Fishing, hunting, camping and more... Read more »

Starved Rock State Park events

Starved Rock State Park events
It’s time to start planning some fall and winter trips.  What else can one do to escape our 90 degree weather now?   Well, it’s fun to think about it, but too some events you may want to do for the day and maybe some spend a weekend and you can do that right at the... Read more »
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50 Inch Muskie Caught and Released at Shabbona

50 Inch Muskie Caught and Released at Shabbona
Denny Sands from Lakeside Tackle and Boat Rental at Shabbona Lake sent this over last night.   Sure seems like Shabbona Lake is one of Illinois’ premiere fishing destinations found west of Chicago. Note in Denny’s message clarifies some info on the huge walleye that was caught recently at Shabbona.  Two monster fish caught in one... Read more »

Fish Rescue at Shabbona Lake a huge success

Fish Rescue at Shabbona Lake a huge success
Duane Landmeier of the Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskie Club recently shared some information about the Thursday Night, July 17th, 2013, fish rescue below the spillway at Shabbona Lake. Local sportsman gathered to rescue 48 very large fish.  The fish had gone over the Shabbona Lake Spillway and were being confined in a 200 yard... Read more »

Fishing the Niagara River - Photos from Illinois Outdoors TV show

I had the opportunity to fish the Niagara River with Bill Hilts from Niagara Tourism and Matt Yablonski from Wet Net Charters. What a great fishery the Niagara River is and what a variety of fish can be caught.  When I fished the Niagara, we taped an Illinois Outdoors TV show.  During the taping of... Read more »
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Don gets a big smallmouth bass while taping an Illinois Outdoors TV Show

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Let me tell you a little bit about a recent trip I had up north.  While fishing in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, I stay at the Wildcat Lodge.  The lodge is located on 3 Class A Musky lakes, Big Kitten, Little Kitten and adjoining Wildcat Lakes.  But I wanted to do a TV show on catching... Read more »