Yes this is started out to be a great conference for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.
Outdoor communicators from across the Midwest have come to Kentucky Lake to attend the annual AGLOW conference. This year it's hosted at the Kentucky Dam Village Resort that's found on the north end of this beautiful body of water.
So far we've have training sessions, and some meetings (I'm on the Executive Board of Directors). Today we had the Excellence in Craft Awards presentation which is sponsored by Chevrolet.
Again I say that this is starting out to be a good conference because I made a few entries in the TV and Magazine division. Other divisions include Newspaper, Radio, Book, Photography and Web.
I'm proud to say that I won three awards today. Two for Illinois Outdoors TV and one for my writing.
For TV one winner as on a cooking show that I did in Boulder Junction. One segment was done at the Guide's Inn with executive chef Jimmy Dean Van Rossum on cooking perch. It was fantastic. The second segment was on making the best pancakes in the world at the Wildcat Lodge with Linda Franc. No trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin can be enjoyed without having some of Linda's mouth watering buttermilk pancakes.
The second TV show was on fishing the Kankakee River for smallmouth bass. I fished with Kurt Kopala editor of the A Tight Loop online magazine. We drifted the K3 from Bird Park to Warner Brigde in his drift boat. Had lots of fun catching quite a few smallies.
My article ran in MidWest Outdoors Magazine. It was on getting your boat ready for fishing on Heidecke Lake. When Heidecke opens for fishing on April 1, this is the first fishing trip of the year for many boating anglers. It's important to have your boat ready to go when you pull up to the ramps so this obviously made for an interesting article.
Well, tomorrow is breakout day where we meet with AGLOW corporate sponsors and get to see some of the newest products for 2014 and 2015. More seminars in line and our Golden Glow banquet tomorrow night.
Great conference at Kentucky Dam Village Resort.