Archive for October 2013

Fishing and Hunting reports and outdoors news

Fishing and Hunting reports and outdoors news
If you have fishing reports or outdoor news, send the information to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net.  Got photos?  Send them too.  People love to see photos of your catch or harvest. Lake Calumet and Calumet River Report by Don Dziedzina Roger Wright of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show pro staff and I got to fish... Read more »

Up in the Northwoods Update and More Photos

Up in the Northwoods Update and More Photos
It’s time for our annual trip to the Boulder Junction area of Wisconsin.  My daughter Lisa and I have made this trip together for the past three years.  It’s in the Northwoods.  We stay at the Wildcat Lodge and that puts us about 10 minutes away from the UP. We don’t have to travel that... Read more »

How to rig a sucker for muskie fishing

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When fishing for muskies with Marty Clausen on Wildcat Lake in Boulder Junction Wisconsin he shows us how too rig a sucker using a quick set rig.    
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2013 Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge

2013 Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge
While I was up in Northern Wisconsin with my daughter Lisa, we got to fish for walleye and crappies.  We really didn’t get to cast many muskie  plugs but there was no shortage on muskie catches or stories in the area. On Saturday, October 19, Lisa and I attended the Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge Awards... Read more »

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports
Kankakee River Report from Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, I waded the Kankakee over the weekend. River is low and very clear. Because of the grass and moss, you are really limited to the number of baits you can throw. The top water bite for smallmouth was on fire during the morning hours. Baits without... Read more »

Hunting season updates

Hunting season updates
Deer hunting in Illinois has opened earlier this month for archers.  And the upland hunting seasons open Nov. 2. The Illinois DNR has posted this year’s status reports on pheasant, quail, and rabbits on the IDNR website at this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame/Pages/PheasantQuailAndRabbitAnnualStatusReports.aspx Below you can see the numbers of deer harvested throughout Illinois listed county by... Read more »
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Fishing Reports

Photo by Steve Welch
Lake Wisconsin Report by Ken Husker O’Malley Hey Don,  I had an extended weekend, so headed up to Lake Wisconsin for a couple of days. Sauger in the 15-18 inch range on floating jig heads kept us busy most of the time. Crappie in the 11-14 inch range in wood and smallmouth on humps using... Read more »

Go Deep for Fall Crappies

Go Deep for Fall Crappies
It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »

Fall Bass Fishing

Fall Bass Fishing
Our weather has been mild and I feel safe writing about bass fishing instead of switching gears and getting into deer or upland game hunting. Over the years, it’s been seen on television and talked about on the radio where outdoor personalities are fishing for bass with their lure of choice being a spinnerbait. Many... Read more »
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Who needs a knot?

Who needs a knot?
At the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers confernce held in Fond du Lac Wisconsin, there’s an afternoon breakout where corporate members set up displays to show media members their newest products. There’s a lot to see and when you get to touch, feel and try some of the newest products in the outdoors market,... Read more »