Posts tagged "Muskies Inc."

Outdoor News - April 11, 2016

Outdoor News - April 11, 2016
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. OUTDOOR NEWS   (Photo at end of post) Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  Bass have been slow on area lakes. Most active bass have been on the inside weedlines using a Cordell Spot. A stop and go retrieve... Read more »

More shows added to TV Page

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Do you like to watch outdoor TV shows?   How about short snippits like the one posted here or ones on fishing tips? Well I just added more shows to the TV Page. Check out the Illinois Outdoors TV Page by clicking on the button at the top of this page or just CLICK HERE.

Reports, news and photos - July 24, 2015

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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 »

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports

Outdoor News and Fishing Reports
Kankakee River Report from Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, I waded the Kankakee over the weekend. River is low and very clear. Because of the grass and moss, you are really limited to the number of baits you can throw. The top water bite for smallmouth was on fire during the morning hours. Baits without... Read more »
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Chicagoland Muskie Hunters June Meeting info - Meet on Channel Lake

No Park Ridge VFW meeting in June. The on-the- water meeting listed below is on a Sunday. June 2- Launch at your choice and time-meet 11:30 am at the Thirsty Turtle. SW corner of Channel Lake . Info: jpavilonis@emt.com Join the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc.  They meet the second Tues. of the... Read more »

News from the Northwoods

News from the Northwoods
Summer is finally here.  Ice has been gone from the Chicago area for a while and now it’s gone from the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  With that comes bright green leaves, flowers and great fishing. I’m about 4 weeks out from heading to the Land O Lakes area for fishing and taping TV shows.  What helps... Read more »

Shabbona Muskie Rescue

Shabbona Muskie Rescue
The Shabbona Lake Muskie Rescue in Indian Creek was done May 8. There were 92 muskies ranging in size from 16- 44.50 inches captured in the creek as well as 22 walleyes up to 22 inches.  All fish were released back into Shabbona Lake. There were only 17 of those muskies past the barrier fence in... Read more »
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Big Muskies captured at Shabbona Lake

Photo courtesy Duane Landmeier
Shabbona Lake is coined the Muskie Capital of Illinois.  Having several state record muskies caught there over the years, the lake still produces big fish. Photos taken by Duane Landmeier, President of the Quad Counties Chapter of Muskies Inc.  show just that. Landmeier was at Shabbona on Wednesday, April 17 while the IL DNR fisheries... Read more »