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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 »

Father/Daughter trip continues

Father/Daughter trip continues
Lisa and I started our day with breakfast at the Grannery in Boulder Junction.   Later that morning we hit Wildcat, Big and Little Kitten Lakes.   Fishing was slow but we managed to catch some crappie and largemouth bass right out in front of the Wildcat Lodge where we’re staying.  The water surface temperature was warmer... Read more »
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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 »

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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My week starts at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction WI

My week starts at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction WI
What a great start for a trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.   Although I was up here a couple weeks ago, this time is for a week of great fishing out of the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction Wisconsin. My wife Judy and I arrived on Friday evening.   Several friends of ours were joining us... Read more »

Northwoods Report

Northwoods Report
I just looked at the calendar and noticed that I’m about 2 weeks out of heading to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  Can’t wait.   I just got a report the other day the the ice is finally gone. It won’t take long for the lakes to warm up.  And from my friend Mark at the Forest... 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 »
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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 »