Tag: illinois river

Go Deep for Fall Crappies

It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »

Outdoor news, photos and fishing reports

Outdoor news, photos and fishing reports
Outdoor News, Photos, and Fishing Reports If you have any outdoor news, photos or fishing reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net.  Photos are at the end of this blog. Chicago River Fishing Report by Pat Harrison Fishing is off a bit with the up and down weather for sure. Out a couple times last... Read more »

Time to think Boating Safety

Time to think Boating Safety
Stopping in at some of the boat shops is getting to be a pretty popular thing right about now.  Following Memorial Day weekend is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the first time each year. Picking up much needed supplies, getting the boat tuned up and replacing... Read more »
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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 »

Illinois River’s White Bass Run

Illinois River’s White Bass Run
It’s said that when the lilacs are in bloom, the white bass are biting.  White bass, stripers, striped bass, give it the name you want; just don’t miss out on this exciting fishing action. Many anglers head north to the Wolf River in Wisconsin in May for the white bass run.  There’s no doubt that... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017

Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this Blog. Outdoor News and Reports Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers Report by Pat Harrison Well week 2 of the season I was out twice. Water temps are about the same 52 to 54 degrees. The up... Read more »
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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 »

Outdoor Product Review - Stingray Fishing Line Cutter

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I’ve had the opportunity to review an outdoor product called the Stingray Fishing Line Cutter.    After trying it on mono and super lines it’s easy to say that I like it. The cutting blade is really sharp and cuts lines with ease leaving no frayed ends.  The cutter also works well cutting close to... Read more »

Some photos from back in the old days.... for me

Some photos from back in the old days....   for me
Clearing off my desk in the office caused me to come upon a box with some old photos.  Yes, these were photos printed at the local Walgreens or Osco, not ones picked up off a CD or DVD. Got a little bit of a kick seeing photos that brought back some great memories from fishing... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this blog post. Chicago River Fishing Report by Capt. Pat Harrison THIS WEEK – Only spent one day on the water with it being Thanksgiving week Enjoyed time with the family. I had a trip cancel... Read more »