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Latest reports and news

Latest reports and news
Here is the latest in outdoor news and reports that came to Illinois Outdoors.  If you have news, reports or photos, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any 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... Read more »

The approach to pond fishing

The approach to pond fishing
In order to be successful at pond fishing, the approach should be nothing more than going back to the basics of fishing.  Start out by making a decision of what you want to fish for, then arm yourself appropriately.  That’s a good start to get you on your way to catching fish. Most ponds will... Read more »

Big Spring Crappies Tips

Big Spring Crappies Tips
People can say that I’m quite lucky when it comes to fishing.  It’s not that I can catch big fish and lots of them at the drop of a hook.  No, that really isn’t the case.  There are many times when I’ve been skunked.   In that respect, I don’t think I am any different than... 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 »

LaSalle Lake Opens March 15th

LaSalle Lake Opens March 15th
March 15 is the big day for LaSalle Lake to open for the season.  The lake will open at 6 AM and close at sunset.  The lake will be open 7 days a week.   This is different from the past when the lake was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Here’s an important number to save... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
Got outdoor news?  Fishing Reports? Photos to share?  Send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s the lastest….. Coffeen Lake Reopens after oil spill from Chris Young, IL DNR Coffeen Lake in Montgomery County was reopened to boating and fishing Tuesday afternoon, March 2, following the completion of an oil spill cleanup. The cleanup effort is complete on... Read more »
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A dozen reasons to go ice fishing

A dozen reasons to go ice fishing
Fishing is fun.  For me, finally the outdoor show season is over and now I have time to be walking on hard water. Some people wonder though, why ice fish?   Well the reasons are unlimited.  It’s fun.  It’s good to get into the outdoors and fish during that time when the lakes are frozen. Ice... Read more »

MEET THE ALL-TIME GREATS AT THE CHICAGOLAND FISHING, TRAVEL & OUTDOOR EXPO

MEET THE ALL-TIME GREATS AT THE CHICAGOLAND FISHING, TRAVEL & OUTDOOR EXPO
We have reeled in the best in the business and these top pros will be sharing their expertise at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo from January 29-February 1, 2015 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. This is an incredible opportunity for anglers to learn from pros at the peak of their... Read more »

Snow today Braidwood tomorrow (Well... March 1)

Last night we got our first real Chicagoland snowfall.  It’s early January but I can’t help but think of March first and fishing the open water of Braidwood Lake. Seems like a long time since we’ve fished Braidwood Lake.  But it won’t be long now.  The first local power plant lake will be opened in... Read more »
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The Latest Reports and News

The Latest Reports and News
Share your reports, news and photos here.  Send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Muskie Expo Muskie Expo Chicago, running January 9th through the 11th at the Sears Center arena, in Hoffman Estates right across the street from the Cabela’s just north of I-90. The Progressive, Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show The CHICAGO Boat, RV & Strictly Sail... Read more »