Posts tagged "Cedar Lake"

Illinois Department of Natural Resources News

Highlighting IDNR programs and upcoming events for the month of DecemberTarget Hunger Now:  Hunters are encouraged to donate whole deer to the Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger program – part of the IDNR ‘Target Hunger Now!’ initiative.  Participating meat processors turn the donated deer into ground venison for delivery to food banks and charities in Illinois. ... 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 »

Get a college education in hunting and fishing

Get a college education in hunting and fishing
The many activities of the Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days celebration are both educational and fun. The 25th annual celebration on September 22-23, 2012 will draw some 30,000 participants to the campus of John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL. The family friendly event is free and includes free parking. To the casual observer,... Read more »

Fishing Reports from around Illinois

Ken O’Malley aka Husker sent over a report with a couple photos. Hey Don,  I heard you are on another trip. Hope fishing is good.  I’ve been hitting local ponds after work and have been getting good numbers. During the rapid warmup, lipless crankbaits were producing average size bass by ripping them over emerging weeds.... Read more »

Day two with a guide in Southern Illinois

Steve from New Lenox shows off a bass he caught while he fished with Southern Illnois Guide Ron DaRosa this past weekend. Quite a few bass were caught under tough conditions. Ron DaRosa just finished up two day guide trip with a client from the Chicagoland Area.  Here’s what Ron had to say…. Spent the... Read more »

A Southern IL fishing report from a guide and his client

I recently received a couple of emails from guys who wanted to share some fishing info from this weekend. One email is from Ron DaRosa of RD Outdoors guide service in southern Illinois.  The other is from his client Steve from up here in the Chicaoland area. The emails below are a report of the... Read more »

Little Grassy Lake gives up some nice bass

I received this email from Ron DaRosa of RD Outdoors.  Ron guides for bass on small lakes in southern Illinois.  The theory of getting big fish from big lakes only holds no water here. Little Grassy is just one of the lakes that Ron guides on and you might want to give him a call... Read more »

Big bass caught last night

I received another southern Illinois fishing report from Braden Gibbs.  Yikes!!!  That’s a nice fish. If you have a fishing report that you want to share or any photos of your prize fish, send them to Here is what Braden has to say… Just got in from Cedar.  Went in spite of some impending... Read more »

Fishing in the Dark

Not too many people fish in the dark.  Sure, it’s difficult to see what’s going on.  But it is under the cover of darkness that fish seem to be more relaxed and less skittish.  I fished the northwoods of Wisconsin at night for walleye.  You could not see your hand in front of your face. ... Read more »

Moonshine bassin

Ron DaRosa from Carbondale gets out to do a lot of night fishing.  Being a good ole boy from southern Illinois, he also loves to do some moonshining I guess.   Here’s his latest report from Cedar Lake.   I wonder though, why is he squinting? Went back to Cedar to enjoy a little moonshine spinnerbaitin’. Had a... Read more »