Posts in category "Outdoors Fun"

LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 8, 2016 - Updated

LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 8, 2016 - Updated
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »

LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - February 4, 2016

Sunset over ice, Jan, 2016 - Photo LOW MN Tourism
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »

Fishing in a Holey Boat with Dave Genz

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This is the blog post that brings you the video that many people have been asking about.  Why?  Because it’s one of the most unusual ways to fish I’ve ever experienced.  I think it will be the same for you. I spent a morning fishing in a holey boat with Dave Genz. If  you’re into... Read more »
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Illinois’ Smallest State Park

Illinois’ Smallest State Park
When I receive photos from readers they’re usually of the largest fish that the person ever caught.  Too, they’re photos of one they’re proud of because it’s bigger than the normal catch for them, the lake or simply just another big fish. When the boys get together at the bar for a cool one and... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium Launches Great Lakes "Fish Finder" App

Shedd Aquarium Launches Great Lakes "Fish Finder" App
Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time. I just learned that the Shedd Aquarium officially launched their new Great Lakes... Read more »

Reports and News 5/4

Reports and News 5/4
Here’s the latest in fishing, hunting reports and news. If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely... Read more »
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Braidwood is open

Braidwood is open
The spring thaw has finally arrived and now we can fish the open water of Braidwood Lake. Seems like a long time since we’ve fished Braidwood Lake.  And it seems like winter has been here forever.  But it won’t last long now.  The first local power plant lake will be opened in about a week... Read more »

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Great News for the upcoming "Schaumburg Show" Chicagolands hottest outdoor show

Gerald Swindle speaks on Opening Day
Everything is falling into place.  There’s a lot going on with the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo that’s coming to Schaumburg for the 3rd year this January. First of all, Jim DaRosa and I will be doing a live broadcast of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show on opening night, January 29th.   We’ll have... Read more »
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10 great reasons to vacation in northern Wisconsin

10 great reasons to vacation in northern Wisconsin
When I’m on the road getting footage for Illinois Outdoors TV, one of the pleasures is to enjoy some great dining. I get up to the Boulder Junction area of Wisconsin about 3 or 4 times a year.  I love it up there.   And with good reason.   The fishing is fantastic, it’s beautiful country, and... Read more »