Archive for March 2014

Jerky... I like it

Jerky... I like it
I am asked to review many products.  They range from a fishing lure to driving a pickup truck or SUV.  Rods, reels, clothing items, and outdoor tools have been on the list.  Some I’ll check out, while others I’ll just say, Thanks but no thanks.” One rep company contacted me and asked if I’d like to... Read more »

Spring Inland Trout Fishing

Spring Inland Trout Fishing
Saturday, April 5 will be the big day for the inland trout fishing opener.  Although lakes and ponds all around Illinois will open that day, many Chicago anglers will enjoy the lakes here in Cook County that offer trout fishing. Keeper sized trout, being a bout a half to three quarters of a pond will... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
Last month my wife Judy and I were able to visit Mark and Kris at the Forest Lake Country Store.  We enjoyed a nice breakfast while we did some catching up on the latest things going on in the Land O Lakes area of Wisconsin. I’m anxious to return and will in May.  And again... Read more »
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Fishing Reports, News and Photos

Photos by Lake of the Woods MN Tourism
If you have a fishing report, outdoor news and photos of your prize catch, send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s this weeks reports, news and pics that were sent in. Ice and Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, Looks like this was the last weekend for hard water action out south. Shore... Read more »

Illinois Outdoors TV Reviews New Chevrolet Treverse

My Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show partner Jim DaRosa and I are fortunate enough to be able to use and review some of the new GM vehicles throughout the year.  Tow vehicles, Pick Up Trucks and SUVs are of interest to outdoors enthusiasts and these are the vehicles we get to use when traveling to... Read more »

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports
If you have any fishing news, reports or want to share a photo, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Things are changing quickly.  Although we had a lot of snow dumped in the Chicagoland area on Tuesday night and into Wednesday, it’s melting quickly.   Traveling west to do the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show Wednesday evening Jim DaRosa... Read more »
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Braidwood Fishing will be HOT

Braidwood Fishing will be HOT
Things are looking good for the open water anglers at Braidwood Lake.  The lake will open on March first and the fish there have not seen a lure in a long time.  Because of that, they’ll be anxious to bite. We’ve all been chomping at the bit to get our boats out and many shore... Read more »

Lake of Egypt Bassin’

Lake of Egypt Bassin’
The weather has been up for grabs during January and is been cold.  As far as I’m concerned, I’m ready for warmer weather, warm water, and getting out of the house. For those who love to fish open water and want to get away from the ice and snow, one place where you can go... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
Here’s the latest reports and news that came to my desk.   If you have outdoor news, fishing or hunting reports and photos, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Mazonia Ice Fishing Report by Justin Radford This has been a great weekend for ice fishing. My name is Justin Radford I live in Bolingbrook and I was fishing... Read more »
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On the Road Again! Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook

On the Road Again!  Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook
Yes, we’re on the road again.  The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be doing a remote broadcast at a special time, Saturday, March 8 from Noon to 2 PM at the Bass Pro Shops store in Bolingbrook as part of their annual Spring Classic. Jim DaRosa and I will be there interviewing many of... Read more »