Posts in category "Boating"

Great conference at Kentucky Dam Village Resort

Great conference at Kentucky Dam Village Resort
Yes this is started out to be a great conference for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Outdoor communicators from across the Midwest have come to Kentucky Lake to attend the annual AGLOW conference.   This year it’s hosted at the Kentucky Dam Village Resort that’s found on the north end of this beautiful body... Read more »

Fishing Reports and Outdoor News

Fishing Reports and Outdoor News
Here’s this weeks Fishing Reports and News.   If you have reports, news, and/or photos to share, let this be the place.  Send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. Conservation World events at the Illinois State Fair by Chris Young IL DNR Free activities and free entertainment for youth and families will give Illinois State Fair... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
The fishing season is here and although we had a cool and damp week, people are still getting out and catching fish.  How about sharing your fishing report and photos of you’re prize catch.  Email them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Heidecke Lake Report from Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  I hit Heidecke yesterday. Fishing was very slow.... Read more »
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Boat Show is coming to Chicago's Lakefront

Boat Show is coming to Chicago's Lakefront
Chicago’s premier boating event on Lake Michigan, the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, offers everyone the chance to experience the fun of boating. The boat show returns to the new, state-of-the-art marina, 31st Street Harbor, June 13-16, with hundreds of the newest boats and marine accessories for sale, on-water activities for all ages, education... Read more »

Getting your boat ready for the water

Getting your boat ready for the water
Do you want to operate your boat safely and effectively this year?  You need some preparation for the upcoming season.  It is not difficult, but necessary.  It might even save money in the long run. Just because a boat sits idle all winter does not mean that nothing happens to it.  Moisture collects, fuel can... Read more »

Diving Duck Action on Rend Lake

It’s 3:30 a.m. The air is cold and brisk, and the parking lot is full of boats and camo-clad hunters. It’s something only hard core, seasoned waterfowl hunters can appreciate, one of which I am not. But I’m getting there. I had an opportunity to hunt with my good buddy Nick Shafer on Rend Lake... Read more »
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National Fishing and Boating Week 2012 Kicks Off June 2

National Fishing and Boating Week 2012 Kicks Off June 2
Take Me Fishing™ Encourages Participation, Offers Resources The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing™ campaign is encouraging families, kids and outdoor adventurers alike to spend more time in the great outdoors and on the water this summer. According to the Outdoor Foundation, the average child spends 35 hours a week in front... Read more »

Western New York is a Sportsman’s Paradise

“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it New York, New York!” Okay, I realize that Frank Sinatra probably didn’t have wild turkey, steelhead, and smallmouth bass in mind when he sang that. But nevertheless, that song was in my head as I left Chicago towards Western New York... Read more »

What are the Top Ten reasons for attending the new Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show?

What are the Top Ten reasons for attending the new Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show?
Early this summer Chicagoland boaters will enjoy a new boat show, the likes of which we have never been seen here before. The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show will be one of a kind for Chicago and it will be held at the new 31st Street Marina.  Fun in the sun with a cool... Read more »
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Start the season right with a boat safety check

I’ve had my boat inspected by the US Power Squadron.  I’ve even taped the inspection so that people can see how simple and painless it is. To view the show here on ChicagoNow, click on the Illinois Outdoors TV link above or CLICK HERE Scroll down the list of shows and click on the BOAT... Read more »