Posts tagged "muskie baits"

New Fishing License Required Now!!!

The new license year in Illinois has begun as of April 1. Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov or by calling 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648). The 2017 licenses and stamps are valid through March 31, 2018,... 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 »

First Musky after 30 Years of Waiting

First Musky after 30 Years of Waiting
This is a story about a battle that was 30 years in the waiting.  It’s about musky fishing and one man’s desire to get his first. This is about a musky that took the bait 20 yards from the boat, not while making a “figure 8” at the end of a retrieve which happens oh... Read more »
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How to rig a sucker for muskie fishing

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When fishing for muskies with Marty Clausen on Wildcat Lake in Boulder Junction Wisconsin he shows us how too rig a sucker using a quick set rig.    

2013 Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge

2013 Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge
While I was up in Northern Wisconsin with my daughter Lisa, we got to fish for walleye and crappies.  We really didn’t get to cast many muskie  plugs but there was no shortage on muskie catches or stories in the area. On Saturday, October 19, Lisa and I attended the Mercer Muskie Madness Challenge Awards... Read more »

Muskie Open at Shabbona Lake

Shabbona Lake, known as the Muskie Capitol Of Illinois because it can boast of being the home of 4 State Of Illinois Record muskies. Saturday, September 15th will be the date of the Annual Shabbona Lake Muskie Open.  The hours will be 6 AM – 7 PM. The winner will be determined by the longest... Read more »
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Fishing to be open for one morning only at Lake Katherine in Palos Hts.

From Mary O’Leary, Development Coordinator, Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens Fall Fishing Classic at Lake Katherine Fishermen are invited to attend Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens’ Fall Fishing Classic on Saturday, October 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendees can fish the entire shoreline of Lake Katherine. The 20-acre lake... Read more »

The AuCoin Report - News Briefs from the Great Outdoors

The AuCoin Report - News Briefs from the Great Outdoors
I just received the September 2011 AuCoin Report, news briefs from the outdoors….     The AuCoin Report  August – September 2011 Wolves delisted. Hunting Set to Begin A U.S. appeals court ruled that wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana can resume in September. Anti-hunting organizations had appealed the case, arguing that Congress was not authorized... Read more »

61 Muskies Rescued at Shabbona Lake

From Duane Landmeier regarding the recent muskie rescue… Everyone,We had about 30 men and children helping on the rescue below Shabbona` s dam in Indian Creek. We successfully netted 61 muskies that were 27″- 43″ in size. We also caught 3 Hybrid Striped Bass that were 18:-23″ and returned them to the lake. Thank you... Read more »
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Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting info

This email came in from Dean Rosset… Hi Guys-Almost a new season!!  Come join us….The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. We meet the second Tues. of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30.  Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing,... Read more »