Archive for August 2014

Fishing reports and news

Fishing reports and news
Here are the latest.  But if you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Illinois Fishing Reprot by Chris Young IL DNR Here’s the latest Illinois Fishing Report on the DNR Site, I Fish Illinois  CLICK HERE Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, Bass have been very good... Read more »

Breaking the rules... Eating my way across the Northwoods

Forest Lake Country Store
Breaking the rules can be taken in many ways.   In my case, I have one of the “Outdoor” blogs here at ChicagoNow.   Its about fishing, hunting and the outdoors obviously.  I try to bring to my readers information from the outdoor industry and share some of my experiences while on the water or in the... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
Fall is probably the best time of the year to head to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  Well, I do enjoy spring and summer as well.  And then there’s the winter’s ice fishing. I guess any time you head north is going to be a good time. With the changing colors of the trees, a ride... Read more »
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Photos from new Illinois Outdoors TV Show on the Kankakee River

Photos from new Illinois Outdoors TV Show on the Kankakee River
Last week Roger Wright and I were on a mission to get a TV show on smallmouth bass fishing on the Kankakee River. Kurt Kopala who is the producer and editor of A Tight Loop online magazine has a drift boat and we all got to enjoy a day on the K-3.  Well, Roger and... Read more »

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports

Randy BorderView August Walleye
Got reports or news from the outdoors?  Photos?  Send them to share in my blog at iloutdoors@comcast.net. Boat Ramp at Starved Rock Re-opened by Kathy Casstevens, Starved Rock Lodge The Starved Rock State Park boat ramp has been reopened to fishermen and boaters on Thursday morning. The roadway and adjacent picnic areas have been cleared of storm... Read more »

"Taking a Break" from the outdoors world

"Taking a Break" from the outdoors world
On Tuesday of this week I figured I’d be “Taking a Break” from my daily routine as a guy involved in the outdoors.  I had things to do, people to see and places to go.  All in all, none of this had anything to do with the outdoors so yeah; Tuesday was “Taking a Break”... Read more »
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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 »

Fishing Reports and News August 11

Fishing Reports and News August 11
Here are some of the latest fishing reports and news.  Got outdoor news, photos, fishing reports?  Send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, The bass bite is really going on area lakes. Most are covered with heavy moss, so the pattern lately has been throwing bandit footloose crankbaits, swim baits,... Read more »

Catch More Fish Drop Shotting

Catch More Fish Drop Shotting
Several years ago I met Brad Wiegmann at an Association of Great lakes Outdoor Writers Cast N Blast on Table Rock Lake.   I’ve never fished there before and was anxious to catch some of the quality fish that the lake is so well know to have.   I wanted to tape a segment for my... Read more »
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Fishing Reports and Outdoor News

Fishing Reports and Outdoor News
Here’s this weeks Fishing Reports and News.   If you have reports, news, and/or photos to share, let this be the place.  Send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. Conservation World events at the Illinois State Fair by Chris Young IL DNR Free activities and free entertainment for youth and families will give Illinois State Fair... Read more »