The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017

The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017
If you have any outdoor news to share, photos or fishing reports, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News Kentucky Lake Fishing Report from Capt. Rich Bay Your fishing report for May 2, 2017 From the deck of the Kick n Bass pontoon Well, the last three weeks have been exciting! Fishing has been excellent for the most... Read more »

Illinois DNR News

Here is some of the latest news from the IL DNR. Firearm Deer Permit Applications:  Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2017 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30.  For more information, check the IDNR website at... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department to host Wildfire Preparedness Day event May 6th

My friends up north sent me some information that you may enjoy hearing about.   Many people head north the first weekend of may because of the Walleye opener in Northern Wisconsin.  After a morning of opening day fishing, here’s something for you to do in the afternoon.  This event will be fun and very... Read more »

Newest Fish Attractor Locations at Rend Lake Released

Newest Fish Attractor Locations at Rend Lake Released
If you enjoy fishing for crappies at Rend Lake, you’ll want to take a look at this. Randy Cordray from the Army Corps of Engineers just sent me the latest fish attractor locations that were placed in Rend Lake to share with my readers. See the photo gallery below to view the aerial view of... 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 »

Outdoor News, Reports and Photos

Outdoor News, Reports and Photos
If you have outdoor news, fishing reports or photos to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News, Reports and Photos Local Waters Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,   Bass continue to be the hottest bite on area lakes. Swim baits, spinner baits, and lipless cranks worked along the outside weedlines have produced good numbers. ... Read more »

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 »
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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 »