Posts tagged "bighead carp"

Fishing the Rock River

Fishing the Rock River
During the dog days of summer, those who love to fish are always looking for a new hot spot.  There is one that I learned about and it just gets better and better as the fishing season seems to be shutting down.  But I’m not talking about bass, walleye or muskie fishing.  I’m talking catfishing... Read more »

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 »

Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago

Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago
What I normally say at the end of my TV Show, Illinois Outdoors,  is that “Great Fishing is not that far away.”  It’s become a trademark for what I do. Chicago and northern Illinois is the home of many people, many outdoorsmen and women.  And I’ve learned over the years that it is the Chicago... 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 »

Seeing Structure

A friend sent a link to me that was from the Ba-BaMail.com website.   It’s about photos from high tide and low tide. I find the photos quite interesting and helps prove the point that I’ve talked about in many seminars.   Take a look at the photos.  By clicking on each one you’ll see what the immediate... Read more »

Don't do it!

Don't do it!
I’m down in Captiva Island Florida.  As a member of the Executive Board for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, we were fortuate enough to enjoy the warm weather and fishing that this Captiva – Sanibel area has to offer while we are here for our winter board meeting. There are many marinas on... Read more »
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Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot
Just heard from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois.  Ed offers a great report from last weekends Director’s Shoot. We had some huge fish shot at last weekends Directors Shoot! I’m including a few pics from the shoot. One of the bighead was just 2 lbs shy of the state record at... Read more »

Fish Consumption Advisory

Fish Consumption Advisory
I am all for catch and release.  If you were able to get into my computer, you’d see file folder after file folder of sorted fish photos.  Catch “Photo” and Release is a good thing. I also am on the side of those who like to take home a fish or two for the dinner... Read more »

Conservation Village at the Du Quoin State Fair

I’ve been to the Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  It was great.  I even shot a TV show for Illinois Outdoors TV there with IL DNR Director Marc Miller.  What a great education on the outdoors one can get by a visit to Conservation World. But I must tell you that... Read more »
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12 new model projects begin shaping the Millennium Reserve

August 16, 2012. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin joined state and local officials and organizations in Chicago to announce 12 new Millennium Reserve conservation projects that will further the mission of transforming the Calumet Region of Chicago into a one-of-a-kind public destination that protects and enhances natural ecosystems, supports healthy... Read more »