Category: Fishing

Go North for Fall Colors and Great Fishing

Go North for Fall Colors and Great Fishing
Back in June I took a trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin; actually two week long trips. It was a refreshing getaway from my local fishing scene here in Illinois. Yes, I often say that here in Illinois, great fishing is not that far away, but when considering that the Boulder Junction area of Wisconsin... Read more »

Northwood News from the Forest Lake Country Store

News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin,,,   Full bloom color!!!   This is a beautiful place to spend time! People ask, what do you do in the north woods? We lay awake at night wishing we had more time to enjoy all these unique events. Entertainment, education or adventure. This Event... Read more »

Latest News, Photos, Reports

Latest News, Photos, Reports
If you have any outdoor news, photos or reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. The Latest News, Photos and Reports – Photos are at the end of the Blog Chicago River and Lake Front Report by Pat Harrison Well the weather is still playing it’s tricks on us for sure surface temps from 73... Read more »
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Go Deep for Fall Crappies

It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »

Outdoor News, Photos and Reports

Outdoor News, Photos and Reports
If you have outdoor News, Photos and Reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Illinois Bowfishing Festival Bring the family to the Illinois Bowfishing Festival and Conservation Shoot at Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area near Morris on Sat., Sept. 16.  The all-day festival will feature Asian carp cooking and recipe demonstrations, bowfishing ranges... Read more »

Outdoor news, photos and fishing reports

Outdoor news, photos and fishing reports
Outdoor News, Photos, 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. Chicago River Fishing Report by Pat Harrison Fishing is off a bit with the up and down weather for sure. Out a couple times last... Read more »
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HSHS Fishing 2017 Summer Trip to Wildcat Lodge

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Hinsdale South High School in Darien held their second fishing trip at Wildcat Lodge earlier this month.  A group of 30 high school fishing team members and chaperones enjoyed fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on Big Kitten, Little Kitten and Wildcat Lakes. Fishing Team Coach Jim Bondi, a teacher at HSHS, said that the Wildcat... Read more »

Topwater Fishing for Bass

Topwater Fishing for Bass
During a recent conversation about bass fishing, the topic of top water baits came about.  The original thought was that top water baits would be a thing of the past for this season.  It was felt that live bait would be the best thing going for fall bass, especially because the water was really starting... Read more »

Fishing Reports and Outdoor News

Fishing Reports and Outdoor News
If you have fishing reports, news or photos to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. OUTDOOR NEWS  –   Photos are at the end of this post. Northwoods Report by Don Dz Last week I was in Boulder Junction recording Illinois Outdoors TV Shows.  I got to fish with friends Jeff Novak who has a summer... Read more »
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Respect can open the doors to fishing opportunities

Respect can open the doors to fishing opportunities
I’ve been writing outdoor columns since the 1980’s.  On occasion I’d write about fishing small ponds; our close to home fishing possibilities.  Well, as you can imagine, some of those stories brought in a few emails by concerned property owners. This is understandable and I agree with the writers.  Let’s realize that many ponds are... Read more »