Posts tagged "illinois river"

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 »

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 »

Fishing by the Numbers

Fishing by the Numbers
There’s no doubt that the fishing industry is one of the largest in the country. Here are some interesting facts from the Americal Sportfishing Association. There are approximately 60 million anglers in the U.S. of which 46 million are estimated to fish in a given year. One of every four anglers fishes in saltwater. No... Read more »
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Winter fishing means a light bite

Winter fishing means a light bite
With air temps being below zero for the past few days fishing open water is the last thing on the minds of many anglers.   But still, we will have a few days above 30 degrees this winter and many anglers will still go fishing. We went from nice warm weather to cold nights and... Read more »

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 »

News from the IL DNR

Highlighting programs and events for the month of October 2013 Resident Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  The Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey seasons are open Oct. 1, 2013-Jan. 19, 2014.  Resident combination archery deer permits, resident antlerless-only archery deer permits, and resident archery fall turkey hunting permits are available over-the-counter from... Read more »
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Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot
Just heard from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois.  Ed offers a great report from last weekends Director’s Shoot. We had some huge fish shot at last weekends Directors Shoot! I’m including a few pics from the shoot. One of the bighead was just 2 lbs shy of the state record at... 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 »

14th Annual Fishing Flea Market scheduled

The 14th Annual Indoor Fishing Flea Market will be held on Saturday March 9 at the Rolling Meadows High School (2901 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows).  This long running and popular event is sponsored by the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters and the RMHS Choral Boosters.  Flea market hours are from 8:AM-1:00PM. Seminars: 10:00 am-Cory Yarmuth of... Read more »
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Bowfishing Assn of Illnois will be at the Illinois State Fair

The state fair is rapidly approaching and will start August 10th and run thru the 19th.  The Bowfishing Association of Illnomis (BAI) will have a great bowfishing display area and on water bowfishing range there as they team up with the IDNR in Conservation World. Right now we will only have the range in operation... Read more »