Archive for September 2013

Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
Here are some of the latest fishing reports that I received.  If you have any reports to share please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net.   Send in photos too!  Lake St. Claire, Michigan by Roger Wright – Fishing and Outdoor Radio Fishing and Outdoor Radio Pro Staffer Roger send in a photo of Richie Lacien who caught a... Read more »

A few fun hours on the water

A few fun hours on the water
Having a great time at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual conference in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. This afternoon, we had a great Breakout Day where many of our corporate members brought out their new products to show all of our attending outdoor writers.  That’s always fun.   But Jim DaRosa of the Fishing... Read more »

3rd Place for Best Newspaper Page is a good start

3rd Place for Best Newspaper Page is a good start
I’m at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writer’s conference in Fond du Lac Wisconsin this week. Today we had our Arts in Craft Awards.   One category is Best Newspaper Page.    Members can submit newspaper pages showing their outdoor column. Bob Bertch who is an outdoor columnist for FYI Northwoods submitted a page for his... Read more »
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Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days
National Hunting and Fishing Days will be celebrated this upcoming weekend across the country. Here in northern Illinois, the celebration of the outdoors will happen at the Silver Springs State Park just outside of Yorkville. Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 and the great... Read more »

Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports
Now for a few fishing reports.  If you have any reports to share please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net.   Send in photos too! Shelbyville Report by Steve Welsh We had a very strong cold front come through this past weekend and it slowed down the bigger crappie quite a bit but the temps have rebounded and the... Read more »

News from Starved Rock Lodge

News from Starved Rock Lodge
Here’s some news received from the Starved Rock Lodge. The Starved Rock Photography Club has moved its fall shoot to October 19, 2013 to better capture fall colors. The club usually meets on the 4th Saturday of the month, but since fall colors weekend falls on October 19 & 20, the decision was made to... Read more »
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Save the date for local Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Show

Save the date for local Fly Fishing/Fly Tying Show
Join the ISA Bassbuggers and DRiFT as they host the 3rd annual Early Show, Chicagoland’s only local fly fishing and fly tying show! This year’s program will include: regional vendors, fly tyers from many of the Chicago area fly fishing clubs, regional guides and several free guest speaker presentations. Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting... Read more »

More than Muskies in Boulder Junction next month

More than Muskies in Boulder Junction next month
A fall vacation in the northwoods has always been one of my favorites.  Good fishing and fall colors bring it all together.  I’m heading north to Boulder Junction Wisconsin in mid October with my daughter Lisa. One thing that we’ll enjoy when where not throwing musky plugs is a day of fun and celebration of... Read more »

Wild Creamy Mushroom Soup

I was going to title this recipe “Sheep’s Head Soup” because we use sheepshead mushrooms, but I was afraid no one would read it, let alone try it. But this is basically a cream-of-mushroom style recipe using wild sheepshead. Also known as hen-of-the-woods, these are in my opinion the next best tasting wild mushroom next... Read more »
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Fall Sheepsheads - the "Other" Mushroom

Rachel Stefanich hoists a couple nice fall sheeps head mushrooms.
For wild mushroom lovers, September and October offer prime hunting for another one of nature’s delicacies— the sheepshead mushroom. Ok, the king of all wild edible mushrooms is arguably the morel. But sheepsheads run a close second in their taste, and they are a lot easier to find. Here are a few tips that will... Read more »