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Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
I’m back in the ballgame.  After a week of fishing in the northwoods of Wisconsin I can now share some new blogs with my readers and many photos.  Photos and stories about my trip will be featured in different posts. I have many photos to share.   If you have a fishing report and photos to... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
Here’s the latest reports and news that came to my desk.   If you have outdoor news, fishing or hunting reports and photos, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Mazonia Ice Fishing Report by Justin Radford This has been a great weekend for ice fishing. My name is Justin Radford I live in Bolingbrook and I was fishing... Read more »

Four New Lakes Open for 2014 Spring Trout Season

Nathan Stefanich is all smiles on opening day of the 2013 trout season. He beat his Dad to the first fish with a pink jig and Berkley Powerbait.
The 2014 Illinois Inland Trout Season officially opens on Saturday, April 5. The limit is 5 trout per day, but many lakes may have site-specific regulations. Check the site signs or get more info on the IDNR website. Fishermen that are planning to catch trout need a 2014 Fishing License (last year’s expires on March... Read more »
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Illinois Outdoors TV reviews Garmin Delta Sport Dog Training Collars

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You’ve read about it in several posts that I have two German Shorthaired Pointers.  There’s no argument that these are great hunting dogs, however they are full spirited dogs.  They have a need for training and have responded very well to what we’ve done for the dogs. They are part of the family. Working with... Read more »

Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports
Now for a few fishing reports.  If you have any reports to share please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net.   Send in photos too! Shelbyville Report by Steve Welsh We had a very strong cold front come through this past weekend and it slowed down the bigger crappie quite a bit but the temps have rebounded and the... Read more »

Weekly Fishing Report and News

Weekly Fishing Report and News
Here’s this week’s fishing report. If you have a fishing report and photos to share, sent it to iloutdoors@comcast.net.  Sharing information and photos is what it’s all about. On Lake Shelbyville by Steve Welch The lake is still coming down hard and at this post time we are at 605 and summer pool is 599.9.... Read more »
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Tips on finding the King of the Treetops

Tips on finding the King of the Treetops
A story from friend Don Gasaway… Chasing this ghostly king of the treetops is a small game hunting challenge that requires careful planning.  All too often the quarry is underestimated.  In southern Illinois there is an abundance of squirrels and public land upon which to hunt them. A wise hunter will utilize information regarding the... Read more »

News from the Northwoods

News from the Northwoods
Summer is finally here.  Ice has been gone from the Chicago area for a while and now it’s gone from the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  With that comes bright green leaves, flowers and great fishing. I’m about 4 weeks out from heading to the Land O Lakes area for fishing and taping TV shows.  What helps... Read more »

Outdoor News to share

News from the Quad County Hawg Hunters – Muskies Inc.   Quad County Hawg Hunters, MUSKIES, INC. – CHAPTER 17 will have their next meeting May 9 at 7:30 P.M. at the Plano American Legion The main event will be an auction on either a 1200 yard spool valued at $110 retail or 600 yard... Read more »
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Baked Cheese-garlic Morels

Don’t get me wrong, morels cooked in butter are tough to beat. But this one might do it.  Battered and baked in garlic butter, this morel dish is an excellent side for  a nice juicy ribeye, served with some wild asparagus. Don’t forget to sautée a few of the morels in butter to top the... Read more »