Archive for April 2016

Try Heidecke Lake for Muskies

Try Heidecke Lake for Muskies
Avid Muskie angler Ray Thompson shared an email and a couple photos that he received from Rob Miller of the IL DNR Fisheries.   Miller does lake surveys and checks on fish at Heidecke Lake as well as many others in the area. I’ve fished Heidecke Lake near Morris, Illinois many times and have caught... Read more »

Rocktown Adventures to Host Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium

Rocktown Adventures to Host Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium
Kayaking and canoeing is the fastest growing water sport in the country.   I have two kayaks and am picking up my third.   It’s great family fun since it’s open for all ages.  This note just came in from Rocktown Adventures.   For those who want to learn, here’s a great way to get... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
News, pictures and fun stuff from Wisconsin’s north woods Forest Lake Country Store Community Newsletter May 2016 Here we go, the start of another summer season,,, Winter is having a hard time letting go this year, but finally we are starting to see more spring.  In the last newsletter we would have thought it was... Read more »
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News and Reports - April 20, 2016

News and Reports - April 20, 2016
LaSalle Lake Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, Hit LaSalle this past Friday. Fishing was excellent. Catfish were very good on drop shot with gulp worm. Smallmouth were caught on a jig and Kalin’s grub hopped along the bottom. Bigger fish were found along mud line and ledge if the rocks. Water temps ranged... Read more »

News from the IL DNR

NASP State Tournament:  Champions of the National Archery in the Schools Illinois State Tournament were Canton Ingersoll/Elementary Team #1 (Elementary School Div.), Champaign Jefferson Middle School Team #1 (Middle School Div.), and Danville Schlarman Academy (High School Div.).  Topping the individual standings among females was Elena Johnson of Champaign Jefferson Middle School with an individual score of... Read more »

Outdoor News - April 11, 2016

Outdoor News - April 11, 2016
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. OUTDOOR NEWS   (Photo at end of post) Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Bass have been slow on area lakes. Most active bass have been on the inside weedlines using a Cordell Spot. A stop and go retrieve... Read more »
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Getting Ready for Safe Boating

Getting Ready for Safe Boating
Stopping in at some of the boat dealerships and boat supply sections of the big stores is getting to be a pretty common thing right about now.  We’re not that far away from the Memorial Day weekend and that is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
Been a while since my friend in the Northwoods sent over a newsletter to share.  It’s good to see that spring is coming and all is well up north.  I’ll be heading up there soon, but for now, I’ll tend to my cabin fever by enjoying a cup of coffee and reading about wha’t’s going... Read more »