Posts in category "Boating"

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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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 »

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 »

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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Outdoor News - UPDATE February 13, 2017

Outdoor News - UPDATE  February 13, 2017
This is the latest in outdoor news.  If you have news, photos, or reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News – UPDATE February 13, 2017 Photos are at the end of this Blog Wisconsin Fishing Expo to add Second Floor Anglers can expect the same quality vendors, and many new ones as well,... Read more »

Steve Lessard Takes Home the Crown for the 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship

Steve Lessard Takes Home the Crown for the 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship
After yielding fish, fun and friendships over a few cold ones combined with shrimp and crawfish, eleven North American World Championship Team members have just returned to their respective states from the Leeville area of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.  There they represented the USA and Canada for the sixth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW6) presented... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports UPDATE

Outdoor News and Reports UPDATE
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos you’d like to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Latest Reports as of November 20, 2016 Northwoods Report by Don Dz… Last week I was in Boulder Junction, staying at the Wildcat Lodge.   It was pretty cool out but none the less, warmer than usual for being... Read more »
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Latest News and Reports, July 2016 UPDATE

Latest News and Reports, July 2016  UPDATE
If you have any outdoors news, fishing or hunting reports, or photos you want to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. LATEST NEWS AND REPORTS Check Your Boat Registration:  The IDNR reminds boat owners in Illinois to check their three-year boat registration/decal and renew their registration if it expires on June 30, 2016.  Renewing watercraft registration can... Read more »