Posts in category "Fishing"

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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Newton Lake

Newton Lake
It was about this time a couple years ago U was brought to a lake that I’ve heard so much about but never had the opportunity to visit and wet a line. I was invited to fish Newton Lake in Jasper County, Illinois by Matt Bichanich of the Uncle Josh Bait Company. Newton Lake is... Read more »