Archive for February 2015

Coffeen Lake closed due to turbine oil spill

Coffeen Lake closed due to turbine oil spill
I just learned from Chris Young, the public information officer for the IL DNR that Coffeen Lake is closed to boating while there’s a cleanup of a turbine oil leak at the Coffeen Power Station. According to Young, “Dynegy Inc. reported the spill of 800-1,000 gallons of turbine oil into the discharge ditch on Wednesday,... Read more »

Latest Fishing Reports

Latest Fishing Reports
Been fishing through the ice?  Got pics?   Share your reports here by mailing to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Local Pond ice report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Fishing was good between fronts Saturday afternoon. Bass were good on tip ups and jigging spoons along outside weed lines and mid lake humps. Crappie were hitting on jigging spoons... Read more »

Wild animals in unlikely places

Wild animals in unlikely places
We’re still waiting to hear about the wolf found dead in Morris, Illinois.  It’s an odd occurrence, but one thing is for sure; it is one of many wild animals found in unlikely places. Years ago when I worked for a living as a police officer I was directing traffic on Memorial Day out in... Read more »
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Wolf found near Morris Illinois

Wolf found near Morris Illinois
The Illinois Department of Natural Recources reported that an animal that resembles the likeness of a Wolf was found dead recently near Morris, Illinois. I’ve learned from Chris Young of the IL DNR that the animal was found on Friday, February 13th just off Nettle School Road north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County.  It... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News

Jakob, ice fishing, walleye - Photo LOW MN Tourism
Do you have any outdoor news or fishing/hunting reports?  Send them with photos to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s the latest. Fox River Shiver Fundraiser with Hermann’s Lowlife Bar & Grill by Marcy Hi, Marcy here! Hope y’all are doing fine, and have been able to get out on the ice plenty of times! This is not really... Read more »

Feel no chill when the fish are biting

Feel no chill when the fish are biting
Drilling holes with a hand auger, kicking the slush to the side of an eight inch hole, and scooping out the slivers of ice is the start of some fun time on hard water.  This is the beginning of a good day of ice fishing. Late last week radio show co-host partner Jim DaRosa of... Read more »
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Radio Show Remote Broadcast

Radio Show Remote Broadcast
Jim DaRosa and I of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be broadcastng live from the Bedford Sales Open house tomorow, Satrurday February 14 from 10 AM to Noon. Radio Show Pro-Staff members Roger Wright, Jeff Novak and Boone Rogers will be joining us at this event. Bedford Sales is a Ranger/Lund dealership in... Read more »

A dozen reasons to go ice fishing

A dozen reasons to go ice fishing
Fishing is fun.  For me, finally the outdoor show season is over and now I have time to be walking on hard water. Some people wonder though, why ice fish?   Well the reasons are unlimited.  It’s fun.  It’s good to get into the outdoors and fish during that time when the lakes are frozen. Ice... Read more »

Young Hunters Should Apply by Feb. 27 for Illinois Recreational Access Program Hunts during Youth Season and Seasons 3-4

IDNR Offers More Opportunity for Youth Turkey Hunters Thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is able to provide additional access for youth turkey hunters this spring. Through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP), the IDNR is accepting applications... Read more »
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Outdoor reports and news

Outdoor reports and news
It’s been a busy week being at the Chicagoland Fishing< Travel and Outdoor Expo.  It was great to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones.  The show was busy with a record breaking attendance for the opener on Saturday.  I guess that Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show... Read more »