Archive for March 2017

Heidecke Lake opens April 1

Heidecke Lake opens April 1
In just a few days, what was Chicagoland’s oldest cooling pond, Heidecke Lake will open for shore anglers and boaters. Formerly known as Collins Lake, Heidecke was impounded in the late 1970’s.  Its waters have been used to cool down the Collins Station power plant that was owned and operated by Midwest Generation.  The Illinois... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News - Updates

Fishing Reports and News - Updates
If you have fishing reports, photos or news to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are seen at the end of this post. Fishing Reports and News Walleyes UnlimitedMeeting  Update Illinois Meeting, Wednesday, rch 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM American Legion Gurnee, IL We have just learned that our scheduled speaker for this month Tom... Read more »

Fishin for Smallies

Fishin for Smallies
I really enjoy fishing for smallmouth bass in Wildcat Lake in Boulder Junction Wisconsin. Wildcat is one of three lakes in a chain. The others are Big and Little Kitten Lakes.  They’re found just north of Boulder Junction on County M in Vilas County.  Although these lakes are all Class A muskie waters, Wildcat is good... Read more »
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Latest Outdoor News

Latest Outdoor News
If you have outdoor news,  photos or reports you’d like to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net The Latest Outdoor News  –  Photos are at the end of this blog post. Southern IL Fishing Report by Ron DaRosa Hi Don, here’s a southern Il report. Prior to the cold front we had water temps solidly in... Read more »

Outdoor News, March 13, 2017

Outdoor News,   March 13, 2017
If you have outdoor news,  photos or reports you’d like to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net The Latest Outdoor News  –  Photos are at the end of this blog post. Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Despite the colder temps, area lakes are slowly starting to rebound after the heavy rains and... Read more »

Batteries – The Lifeblood of Your Boat

  Some things that boaters may let slip by as something all that important are the batteries that are found within.  Batteries are often stowed under the deck of the boat.  Maybe they’re placed in black plastic boxes and stashed under a seat.  In most cases, batteries are out of sight and unfortunately, out of... Read more »
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2017 Hobie Bass Open comes to Kentucky Lake in June

2017 Hobie Bass Open comes to Kentucky Lake in June
The fourth annual Hobie Bass Open, presented by Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, will take place at Kentucky Dam Village State Park, June 9-11, 2017. The Open will be one of a series of U.S. and Canadian qualifying events for the Hobie Fishing Worlds VII. The winner will not only take home the crown,... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017

Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this Blog. Outdoor News and Reports Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers Report by Pat Harrison Well week 2 of the season I was out twice. Water temps are about the same 52 to 54 degrees. The up... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
It’s only the beginning of March and I’m really getting the itch to head north.   I know some lakes are opening up while others still have solid ice on them, at lease as of last week.   I guess you’d call this a case of Cabin Fever. One way for me to, Get the... Read more »
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