Posts tagged "bass"

Pond Fishing

Pond Fishing
It’s warm outside isn’t it?  The dog days of summer are here and we may be shying away from wetting a line.  I say, “Don’t do it!”   Some nice fish can be caught and quite often we don’t have to go far from home to catch, “The Big One”. Do you know that the statement... Read more »

Illinois DNR News

Just a few weeks ago I had Chris Young from the Illinois DNR on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show to talk about the recent changes in Perch fishing regulations on Lake Michigan.  Perching now is open in July. Chris just sent me his monthly IL DNR News report and I’d like to share it... Read more »

Nothing wrong with leeches

Nothing wrong with leeches
Quite a few emails come to me from readers asking about fishing or some other aspect of the outdoors.  Some will ask about rods and reels others about baits.  Every once and awhile, when a question is asked, it sparks a memory of some experience I had.  Let me share one of those stories with... Read more »
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Fishing Reports and News June 16

Fishing Reports and News    June 16
I just returned from a trip to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.  Many may think that this is a destination for boating, swimming on the beach, visiting the local restaurants, pubs and shops.   Many anglers know it as a great destination for fishing as well, and it is.  It was a great trip so let me... Read more »

Fishing Reports, News and Photos

Fishing Reports, News and Photos
Walleye Limits Raised in Iron County Wisconsin by Don Dziedzina I just received some great information from the Mercer Chamber of Commerce regarding the Wisconsin DNR making an announceent only moments ago about raising the walleye limits on some Iron County lakes. Walleye bag limits are increased as of tomorrow (May 23, 2014) on 447... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News

Fishing Reports and News
The fishing season is here and although we had a cool and damp week, people are still getting out and catching fish.  How about sharing your fishing report and photos of you’re prize catch.  Email them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Heidecke Lake Report from Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  I hit Heidecke yesterday. Fishing was very slow.... Read more »
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Reports and News Updates

Reports and News Updates
Preliminary numbers on the Illinois Turkey Harvest by Chris Young, IL DNR North Zone First Season (April 14-18): First season harvest in the North Zone was 1848, compared to 1742 in 2013.  Top five counties were JoDaviess (159), Fulton (104), Pike (90), Adams (81), and Hancock (71).  Cold and rainy conditions on the first day... Read more »

Minooka High School Wins “Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here” Team of the Year Award

Minooka High School Wins “Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here” Team of the Year Award
The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show hosted by Jim DaRosa and Don Dziedzina has a weekly segment dedicated to Illinois high school fishing. The segment is titled, Plano/Frabill’s Illinois High Schools Fish Here.The Illinois High School Association approved bass fishing as an official activity here in Illinois in 2009. Today, the number of high school... Read more »

Fishing Reports and Pics

Photo by Paul Simanauskas
More fishing reports and a few photos have come in.  If you would like to share yours, email them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. Local Pond Report North by Paul Simanauskas Hi Don, Paul Simanauskas here. Went to Plum Grove Reservoir (known as Harper College Lake) in Palatine, got two largemouths; one on a Mepps #4... Read more »
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Illinois DNR News

This the latest news sent out by the Illinois DNR.  Many items need for you to act on soon. Apply Now for Resident Firearm/Muzzleloader Deer Permits:  Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online through April 30 for the first lottery drawings for 2014 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits through DNR Direct.  Just click... Read more »