Archive for July 2013

Fishing reports and photos

Fishing reports and photos
Probably the biggest fish by one of littlest anglers comes from a report from Denny Sands of Lakeside Tackle by Shabbona Lake. Good Job Erica! Shabbona Lake Erica, age 4, came within 1/10 of a pound from the Shabbona Lake Record Walleye on Saturday, July 13th. Shabbona Lake’s current record Walleye is 9.9 Pounds.  The... Read more »

Voted BEST Fishing Tackle

The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 9 – 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, ICAST – in its 56th year as the industry’s trade... Read more »

Boulder Junction Celebrates 57th Annual Musky Jamboree

Boulder Junction Celebrates 57th Annual Musky Jamboree
Tradition meets excitement in Boulder Junction, The Musky Capital of the World®, at the 57th Annual Musky Jamboree! Presented by the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce, the event features three days of family-friendly fun, music and – of course – delicious fish from Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11, 2013. The festivities kick off... Read more »
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Fishing Reports and Pics

Fishing Reports and Pics
Manitoba Report Many anglers know Neal Miller from the Exelon Corp.  Neal runs the Exelon Nuclear Fishing for a Cure tournament every year at Braidwood Lake.  As usual this year was a huge success and again Exelon broke a new record with raising funds donated to a local charity.    But in his off time, Neal... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
Just last week I had lunch at the Forest Lake Country Store.  It was great to have some time to talk with a good friends, Mark and Kris Gostisha.  It was fun, as it always is to talk fishing and hear stories about what the locals are doing not only on the water, but also... Read more »

Pike..... and duck... for dinner

Pike..... and duck... for dinner
I received this photo from Ray Thompson.   I noted in the email sent to me that credit for the photo was not given to anyone.  It was guessed, however that the pike was taken in the Coal City area from flooded strip pit.  Ray commented that it reminded him of the 20 pound northern that... Read more »
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Websites hosts IL Deer management info and survey results

Websites hosts IL Deer management info and survey results
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Wildlife Resources recently held five Deer Management Open Houses throughout the state. The purpose of these meetings was to inform Illinoisans about the deer management process in Illinois. In addition, attendees to these open houses were able to take a survey that addressed their attitudes and... Read more »

News from the IL DNR

Fall Turkey Applications:  Resident Illinois hunters can apply online for permits for the Illinois Fall Shotgun Turkey season (Oct. 19-27, 2013) at www.dnr.illinois.gov.  The first lottery application deadline is July 1.  For more turkey hunting information, check the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/turkey. Apply Now for Non-Resident Archery Deer Permits:  The online lottery application period is... Read more »

IDNR Announces Schedule of Waterfowl Blind Site Drawings

Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to mark their calendars for upcoming waterfowl hunting blind site random drawings to be held at several public hunting areas in Illinois this summer. Duck and goose hunters must register in person for waterfowl blind site drawings and must be present at the drawing – held at each location designated below... Read more »
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