Posts tagged "fishing line"

Illinois DNR News

Here is some of the latest news from the IL DNR. Firearm Deer Permit Applications:  Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2017 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30.  For more information, check the IDNR website at... Read more »

Panfish Tips for Spring

Panfish Tips for Spring
I enjoy the winter.  Hunting, ice fishing (when I can) and the outdoor shows are all great.  It all makes the cold weather season pass quickly.  But I’d like to share with you that one of the favorite pastimes for me and so many others is going after panfish.  With that in getting ready for... Read more »

Great Smallmouth Fishing below Niagara Falls

Great Smallmouth Fishing below Niagara Falls
My wife and I have been to Niagara Falls a few times before.   They are one of the 7 Wonders of the World and you’ll understand why when you see them. Located on the New York/Canada border near Lewiston, New York, the Lower Niagara River brings more to those who enjoy the outdoors.  The... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Reports September 7, 2016

Outdoor News and Reports   September 7, 2016
If you have  any outdoor news, reports or photos you’d like to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. OUTDOOR NEWS   (Photos are at the end of this blog) Chicago River Report by Capt. Pat Harrison Surface temps in the mid to lower 70’s and the fish are moving a bit. We caught Bass on jigs and... Read more »

Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo in Bloomington Opens Today!

The 26th annual Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, the state’s premier consumer expo for hunting and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, is returning to Bloomington, Ill., for three days of all things deer and turkey hunting Aug. 12-14 at the Interstate Center at the McLean County Fairgrounds. A... Read more »

Pool #8 of the Mississippi River

Pool #8 of the Mississippi River
I really enjoy exploring new fishing destinations.  Last weekend a buddy of mine, Roger Wright of Tinley Park and I drove up to La Crosse, Wisconsin to fish pool #8 of the Mississippi River.  What a beautiful area it is and the fishing there was pretty good too This was my first visit to pool... Read more »
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Photo of Exploded Fishing Rod

Photo of Exploded Fishing Rod
Have you ever heard about getting off the water when a storm is moving in?  It’s a wise thing to do that’s for sure. Many anglers will push it a bit too far and take chances but it really isn’t worth it.  The photo that I display here should convince you of that. As has... Read more »

Latest Reports June 16, 2016 UPDATE

Latest Reports June 16, 2016 UPDATE
If you have any outdoors news, fishing or hunting reports, or photos you want to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. LATEST NEWS AND REPORTS Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup Bowfishing Tournament Planned for July 16 Bowfishing enthusiasts should make plans now for the second annual Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup bowfishing tournament on Saturday, July... Read more »

Latest Fishing Reports and News

Latest Fishing Reports and News
If you have any outdoors news, fishing or hunting reports, or photos you want to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. LATEST NEWS AND REPORTS Lake Shelbyville Report by Steve Welch The water temps have come up to about 70 and the lake remains very clear. I am still tearing up the crappie on main lake... Read more »
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Pond Fishing

Pond Fishing
It’s warm outside isn’t it?  We’re getting a little rain now and then 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... Read more »