Archive for August 2013

Fishin' with my kid at Cranberry Lake

Fishin' with my kid at Cranberry Lake
I don’t get out to fish as much as I’d like to with my daughter Lisa.  I know I’ve should have done this more when she was younger but the little fishing that we did do, I know she enjoyed it.  Now, I’m trying to make up for lost time. This past week Lisa and... Read more »

Berkley Launches First International High School Fishing Club Challenge

Berkley Launches First International High School Fishing Club Challenge
Berkley fishing tackle is going back to school. High school that is, with the launch of the first International High School Fishing Club Challenge. Beginning August 15th, high school fishing coaches can register their school to participate in the program. The program lasts through the school year and offers numerous fishing related opportunities, rewards, product... Read more »

Fall colors bring fall fun events in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

Fall colors bring fall fun events in Boulder Junction Wisconsin
Fall vacations are fun be them for a week or just a weekend.  And the Northwoods of Wisconsin are starting to show signs of color in the trees. It’s a great time of year to tour areas like Boulder Junction.  I have a trip scheduled with my daughter to visit Boulder Junction this fall but... Read more »
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2013/14 Waterfowl Seasons posted

2013/14 Waterfowl Seasons posted
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced proposed waterfowl season dates and bag limits for the 2013-14 seasons.  The recommendations include 60-day duck seasons in each of the state’s four waterfowl hunting zones, along with Canada goose hunting seasons of 90 days in the North and Central zones, a 84-day Canada goose season in... Read more »

Weekly Fishing Report and News

Weekly Fishing Report and News
Here’s this week’s fishing report. If you have a fishing report and photos to share, sent it to iloutdoors@comcast.net.  Sharing information and photos is what it’s all about. On Lake Shelbyville by Steve Welch The lake is still coming down hard and at this post time we are at 605 and summer pool is 599.9.... Read more »

Donate $5 for walleye stocking, catch a catfish and you may Win Big

Donate $5 for walleye stocking, catch a catfish and you may Win Big
There’s a Catfish Contest Weekend coming to Shabbona Lake August 17th and 18th from 6 AM to 7 PM.Catfish at Shabbona Lake are reportedly born at 5 pounds and then get bigger!!! Ha !  Every year the guys at Shabbona Lakeside Tackle  take pictures of 10-20 pound catfish.  The lake record is 22.75 pounds, 35... Read more »
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Fishing Reports

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On the Calumet River and Lake Calumet by Don Dziedzina The river east of the O’Brian Locks looks pretty good.  Lots of clear water.  Fished there over the weekend and got a nice handful of smallmouth bass with a couple largemouth.  Smallies were in the rocks while the largemouth were in the weeds.  Roger Wright... Read more »

IL DNR Newsbits

From the IL DNR. Grand American: The IDNR welcomes trapshooters and shooting sports enthusiasts from around the world to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta for the annual Amateur Trapshooting Association Grand American Trapshooting Championships, Aug. 7-17. For more information on this premier shooting sports event, go to the ATA website at www.shootata.com.... Read more »

Scenes from my latest Illinois Outdoors TV Show

Scenes from my latest Illinois Outdoors TV Show
I have a gallery going here showing stills of scenes of an Illinois Outdoors TV show that was taped last week on the Kankakee River. I was fishing with Austin Adduci of Grab Your Fly Charters.  Actually, I did all the fishing, while Austin rowed and maintained control of his drift boat.  Wow, what a... Read more »
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Big City Smallie video

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Roger Wright, prostaffer for the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show catches a big smallie from the Calumet River.   Roger was fishing with a spinnerbait near the Ford Plant.  We had a great day and this big smallie proves that “Great Fishing is not that far away.” tm.