Archive for April 2014

Fishing and Hunting Reports and News

Fishing and Hunting Reports and News
Got reports, photos or news to shere?  Send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Here are some that were recently received… Lake Shelbyville Report by Steve Welsh The lake is coming up slowly and currently we are at 596 feet above sea level. Once we get to May they will bring it up the remaining four-feet. So be careful... Read more »

Cedar Lake in southern Illinois

Cedar Lake in southern Illinois
I’ve often said that southern Illinois is my home away from home.  Although I am not considering moving from the Chicago south suburban area, I’m not in the market to purchase a summer home either.   But, if I ever did decide to make a move, I feel that southern Illinois would be the place to... Read more »

Wheaton Warrenville South Wins Team of the Year Award

Wheaton Warrenville South Wins Team of the Year Award
The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show hosted by Jim DaRosa and Don Dziedzina has a weekly segment dedicated to Illinois high school fishing. The segment is titled, Plano/Frabill’s Illinois High Schools Fish Here. The Illinois High School Association approved bass fishing as an official activity here in Illinois in 2009. Today, the number of high... Read more »
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Illinois Outdoors TV Show clips on using spinnerbaits

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In this blog I’m sharing with readers a few video clip taken from within an Illinois Outdoors TV show that I did with Jim DaRosa.  We fished a small lake and caught bass using spinnerbaits and buzzbaits by War Eagle, a sponsor of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show. The baits work very well and... Read more »

Reports and News Updates

Reports and News Updates
Preliminary numbers on the Illinois Turkey Harvest by Chris Young, IL DNR North Zone First Season (April 14-18): First season harvest in the North Zone was 1848, compared to 1742 in 2013.  Top five counties were JoDaviess (159), Fulton (104), Pike (90), Adams (81), and Hancock (71).  Cold and rainy conditions on the first day... Read more »

Exelon Tournament nets over $59,000 for tornado relief fund

Exelon Tournament nets over $59,000 for tornado relief fund
The Following information was received from Neal Miller, Sr. Manager, Nuclear Communications… The Exelon Fishing for a Cure tournament raised a record $59,500 for the Coal City and Diamond Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. The event was held Saturday, April 19, at Braidwood Lake. “Exelon and its employees excel at operating its nuclear facilities, and at... Read more »
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Illinois Outdoors TV Show on Hunting at Rooster Heaven - Photos

Last week a TV show for Illinois Outdoors was recorded at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club. I had the opportunity to hunt with Dave June of Chicago, a fellow member of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Illinois.   Dave brought his German Shorthaired Pointer Kady. Unfortunately, while on a hunt last fall, Kady had an... Read more »

Fishing & Hunting Report and News

Fishing & Hunting Report and News
This is the place for you to do some bragging.  Got a fishing or hunting report?  How about a photo of your prize catch.  Send reports and photos via email to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net Pheasant Hunting at Rooster Heaven by Don Dziedzina I got my last hunt in at Rooster Heaven for the 2013/2014 season. ... Read more »

Minooka High School Wins “Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here” Team of the Year Award

Minooka High School Wins “Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here” Team of the Year Award
The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show hosted by Jim DaRosa and Don Dziedzina has a weekly segment dedicated to Illinois high school fishing. The segment is titled, Plano/Frabill’s Illinois High Schools Fish Here.The Illinois High School Association approved bass fishing as an official activity here in Illinois in 2009. Today, the number of high school... Read more »
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Patterning Your Shot Gun for Turkey Hunting

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Last Friday I recorded a segment for the Illinois Outdoors TV Show with Dan Stefanich.   The segment is on patterning your shotgun for turkey hunting. Right now we’re in the beginning of the wild turkey hunting season.  Dan has been out on a couple hunts already and has more scheduled. Knowing where to aim and... Read more »