Archive for May 2017

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports
If you have any outdoor news, photos, or fishing reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this blog. Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Bass have been very good on area lakes. Working a 4 1/4 inch senko along outside  weedlines have produced numbers in the... Read more »

Time to think Boating Safety

Time to think Boating Safety
Stopping in at some of the boat shops is getting to be a pretty popular thing right about now.  Following Memorial Day weekend is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the first time each year. Picking up much needed supplies, getting the boat tuned up and replacing... Read more »

There's more than Fishing in Land O Lakes

Memorial Day is over. The piers are in.  The boat lift is in and full.  Flowers are planted. All the chores to prep the cabin  for summer are completed.   Now you just need a couple good excuses to enjoy the north woods! Here are two great events, and both of them help Land O’ Lakes.... Read more »
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Message to Starved Rock State Park Visitors from the DNR

With large crowds expected to visit Starved Rock State Park near Utica for the Memorial Day weekend, visitors are encouraged to monitor Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on traffic delays and temporary parking closures at the park. Temporary parking closures occurred last year at Starved Rock State Park... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
I was just up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin last week and had a nice visit with my friend Mark Gostisha, owner of the Forest Lake Country Store.   My bride Judy and I enjoy these visits because we learn so much about what’s goin on in the northern Vilas County area.   Mark shares... Read more »

Outdoors News, Reports and Photos

Outdoors News, Reports and Photos
If you have outdoor news, photos or fishing reports to share, please send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Photos are at the end of this blog. Braidwood Lake Charity Tournament set for June 3 Exelon Generation’s 16th annual Braidwood “Fishing for a Cure” charity bass fishing tournament is just a few weeks away and there is still room... Read more »
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Northwoods Supper Club Dining

Northwoods Supper Club Dining
Some might say that I don’t qualify as a food critic or being one who could write volumes about restaurants and what they serve.  But I beg to differ. The reality of it is that I’ve been eating all my like and believe it or not, I know what I like. My job, even though... Read more »

The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017

The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017
If you have any outdoor news to share, photos or fishing reports, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News Kentucky Lake Fishing Report from Capt. Rich Bay Your fishing report for May 2, 2017 From the deck of the Kick n Bass pontoon Well, the last three weeks have been exciting! Fishing has been excellent for the most... Read more »

Illinois DNR News

Here is some of the latest news from the IL DNR. Firearm Deer Permit Applications:  Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2017 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30.  For more information, check the IDNR website at... Read more »
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Wading the K-3 River

Wading the K-3 River
While gathering information for last week’s fishing report, Ed Mullady told me that smallmouth bass were being caught in water so shallow that their backs could be seen while they swam along the banks of the Kankakee River. Wading is one “cool” way to catch a few fish and with that up-to-date report, I had... Read more »