Posts tagged "Bowfishing"

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

On the Road Again! Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook

On the Road Again!  Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook
Yes, we’re on the road again.  The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be doing a remote broadcast at a special time, Saturday, March 8 from Noon to 2 PM at the Bass Pro Shops store in Bolingbrook as part of their annual Spring Classic. Jim DaRosa and I will be there interviewing many of... 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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Fishing by the Numbers

Fishing by the Numbers
There’s no doubt that the fishing industry is one of the largest in the country. Here are some interesting facts from the Americal Sportfishing Association. There are approximately 60 million anglers in the U.S. of which 46 million are estimated to fish in a given year. One of every four anglers fishes in saltwater. No... Read more »

News from the IL DNR

Highlighting programs and events for the month of October 2013 Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  The Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey seasons are open Oct. 1, 2013-Jan. 19, 2014.  Resident combination archery deer permits, resident antlerless-only archery deer permits, and resident archery fall turkey hunting permits are available over-the-counter from... Read more »

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 »
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Bow Fishermen cited near the Midewin Tall Grass Prairie

As the president of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois, Ed DeVries has asked to share some information regarding fishing and bowfishing near the Midewin property outside of Wilmington. I am somewhat familiar with situations where the legal question came about regarding fishing from a boat in areas where it may be posted for No Trespassing.  ... Read more »