Posts tagged "Illinois Outdoors"

I get lucky once and awhile

I get lucky once and awhile
Besides being an outdoor blogger for ChicagoNow, I also write for MidWest Outdoors Magazine. Each month I’ll have a column there on fishing or hunting.  This month I got lucky.  Besides having my column featured, the photo that I sent in to accompany the story was used as their cover photo. The photo of John... Read more »

Kentucky Lake Fishing Experience

Kentucky Lake Fishing Experience
What I normally say at the end of my TV shows is that “Great Fishing is not that far away.” That truly is the case with fishing Kentucky Lake.  I live in the south suburbs of Chicago and not all that far from I-57.   Getting down to Kentucky Lake, according to my GPS is 5... Read more »

IDNR Announces Changes for 2014-2015 Deer Hunting Seasons

IDNR Announces Changes for 2014-2015 Deer Hunting Seasons
IDNR Announces Changes for 2014-2015 Deer Hunting Seasons Twenty additional counties removed from late-winter season: permits reduced for some counties I received this infnormation from Chris Young of the IL DNR.  In that there are some changes in the 2014/2015  deer hunting seasons I feel it’s necessary to share there with the many Illinois deer... Read more »
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Fishing reports and news

Fishing reports and news
Here’s the latest reports that I received.  Got reports?  Pics?   News?  Send it to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net for sharing in this report. Don’t forget to check out the photos a the bottom of this page.. Illinois Fishing Report by Chris Young, IL DNR Chris Young of the IL DNR gathers a fishing report on lakes... Read more »

Tips for the Camping Season

Tips for the Camping Season
We have just experienced the 4th of July holiday weekend and if you are a camper you may have a trip or two already under your belt.  So regardless if it’s you’re first trip of the year or one of many, it’s always good to plan ahead and prepare. Whether it’s tent camping or pulling... Read more »

ICAST 2014

ICAST 2014
It was a busy week…  a fun week.   I just returned from attending the 2014 ICAST Show that was held in OrlandoFlorida.  With me were Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and Roger Wright, one of our Radio Show Pro-Staffers and one who helps me on Illinois Outdoors TV. ICAST (which... Read more »
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Big Cats at Heidecke Lake

Big Cats at Heidecke Lake
The heat of the summer is upon us and with that lakes like Braidwood and LaSalle are really hot.  Now when I say hot, I’m talking about water temperature hot.  Now Heidecke Lake on the other hand is warm, but probably about 30 degrees cooler that its sister lakes. Last month I got to fish... Read more »

Pond Fishing

Pond Fishing
It’s warm outside isn’t it?  The dog days of summer are here 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 statement... Read more »

Recent Fishing Reports

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Here’s the latest fishing reports received.    Got a report?  Photos of the prize catch?  Email them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. South Side Pond Report by Ken O’Malley Hey Don,  Area lakes continue give up good catches of bass. Evening time (last 2 hours) are the best. Working a bandit footloose crankbait along inside weedlines have... Read more »
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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 »