Archive for April 2017

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin from Mark Gostisha at the Forest Lake Country Store. Spring is here,,, Summer is starting! We close for about 5 weeks in late March and most of April. The time off allows us to do some deep cleaning in the store, do some plotting... Read more »

Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department to host Wildfire Preparedness Day event May 6th

My friends up north sent me some information that you may enjoy hearing about.   Many people head north the first weekend of may because of the Walleye opener in Northern Wisconsin.  After a morning of opening day fishing, here’s something for you to do in the afternoon.  This event will be fun and very... Read more »

Newest Fish Attractor Locations at Rend Lake Released

Newest Fish Attractor Locations at Rend Lake Released
If you enjoy fishing for crappies at Rend Lake, you’ll want to take a look at this. Randy Cordray from the Army Corps of Engineers just sent me the latest fish attractor locations that were placed in Rend Lake to share with my readers. See the photo gallery below to view the aerial view of... Read more »
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Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium

Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium
Rocktown Adventures, a specialty outdoor retailer and adventure club, will be hosting the second annual Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium on May 20 and 21 at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, IL. This educational and family-friendly event is designed for anglers and paddlers of all skill levels. “We are excited to be hosting this... Read more »

Outdoor News, Reports and Photos

Outdoor News, Reports and Photos
If you have outdoor news, fishing reports or photos to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News, Reports and Photos Local Waters Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,   Bass continue to be the hottest bite on area lakes. Swim baits, spinner baits, and lipless cranks worked along the outside weedlines have produced good numbers. ... Read more »

Illinois River’s White Bass Run

Illinois River’s White Bass Run
It’s said that when the lilacs are in bloom, the white bass are biting.  White bass, stripers, striped bass, give it the name you want; just don’t miss out on this exciting fishing action. Many anglers head north to the Wolf River in Wisconsin in May for the white bass run.  There’s no doubt that... Read more »
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New Fishing License Required Now!!!

The new license year in Illinois has begun as of April 1. Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov or by calling 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648). The 2017 licenses and stamps are valid through March 31, 2018,... Read more »

Boat Registration Info

Boat Registration Info
The IDNR informs us that boat owners in Illinois need to check their three-year boat registration/decal and renew their registration if it expires on June 30, 2017.  Renewing watercraft registration can be done online through the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov. Renewal can also be done by phone by calling 1-866-867-3542.  To renew registration, have available the watercraft’s... Read more »

MN State Record Sturgeon Caught AND Released on the Rainy River

MN State Record Sturgeon Caught AND Released on the Rainy River
Joe Henry from Lake of the Woods Minnesota Tourism sent me this information regarding a huge sturgeon.  Read on to learn more about this fish and the details surrounding the catch. When Taylor Schroeder set the hook the first time on a massive fish, the drag on his reel spooled with 6 lb test was... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
If you have outdoor news, fishing reports or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News and Reports      Photos are at the end of this blog. Local pond reports by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  The bass bite on area lakes have been exceptional. With all the boxes of lures I have... Read more »