Posts tagged "Lake Michigan"

Illinois Outdoors Episode 269 Lake Michigan Perching with Don Dziedzina

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This is the newest Illinois Outdoors TV Show where I fished Lake Michigan two weeks before Christmas for perch.  Joining me are Roger Wright and Ryan Walzenbach.   We caught many perch right off the mouth of the Calumet River using minnows.   A lot of boats were out there.  How long will this continue... Read more »

Sheboygan... a close to home outdoors destination

Last week Illinois Outdoors TV headed north to Sheboygan Wisconsin to tape a TV show with Wolf Pack Adventures and the folks from Sheboygan Tourism. Although I’m familiar with the Sheboygan area, I think that many outdoorsmen and women are not aware of what a fantastic outdoors destination it is.  Fishing, hunting, camping and more... Read more »

IDNR to Host Public Hearing

IDNR to Host Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Illinois Coastal Management Program CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host a public hearing on Friday, Oct. 14 to accept comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has been completed for the Illinois Coastal Management Program (ICMP). The ICMP... Read more »

Could this have been a new State Record perch?

Outdoor writer and radio show host Steve Sarley shows a big perch caught while on Challenger Charters this week. We all have a good day on the water once and awhile.  But then there are times when we really get lucky.  Yes, those are the days that really create memories. Fellow outdoor writer and radio... Read more »

Spring Coho Action Heats Up

It’s that time of year again when the south end of Lake Michigan starts to clear of ice and the feisty and tasty coho start to feed heavily.  The time to cash in on this great action is now. There are several places to take advantage of the Spring Coho bite, both from shore and... Read more »

Great Lakes Oddities Featured in Conservation Magazine

This press release just came in.   Interesting….  WASHINGTON D.C.- The articles are featured in Eddies, a quarterly publication of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation. The magazine covers past, present and future conservation initiatives. Features, news and columns are designed to help the public understand the importance of healthy... Read more »

Some fishing reports that came in

I received a few fishing reports recently and I’d like to share them with the readers of this blog.  Don’t forget that you can see my weekly fishing report in the Chicago Tribune every Tuesday. FROM THE KANKAKEE RIVER Hi!  The Kankakee is in good fishing condition.  In Indiana, at the Point,north of English Lake,... Read more »

Discover Boating offers boaters maintenance checklist

Check out this information received from Discover Boating…  Good information… Spring into Boating Season with Simple Steps to Get Your Boat Ready for Launch Spring has sprung as an estimated 13 million Americans prepare to take their boats out of winter storage and on the water. For boaters, spring cleaning is a necessary annual tradition... Read more »

Smelt opens at 7 PM on Chicago's lakefront

April 1 is the big day.  Smelt fishing for 2010 is back at the Chicago Park District access areas and for many Chicagoans, its a tradition that cannot be given up. Why would some consider not going smelting?  Hmmmm…. lack of fish maybe? Smelt fishing has not been the same in many years.   I remember... Read more »

Good day on Lake Michigan's south end

Tom Hamilton wrote to me about a trip on Lake Michigan’s Indiana waters. He also send a number of photos to share.  Here is what he said… I could write a book about our day Friday. We were over near Inland Steel on Friday morning at 6:20 till about 4:30. We trolled with 3 planer... Read more »