Posts tagged "Outdoor News"

Got out hunting my my daughter

Got out hunting my my daughter
It’s always a good day to be on the water or in the field with my daughter Lisa. Yesterday she and I along with our two German Shorthaired Pointers, Wager and Profit went hunting at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club in Forrest, Illinois. We had a great time and what made it even better, manager... Read more »

Great News for the upcoming "Schaumburg Show" Chicagolands hottest outdoor show

Gerald Swindle speaks on Opening Day
Everything is falling into place.  There’s a lot going on with the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo that’s coming to Schaumburg for the 3rd year this January. First of all, Jim DaRosa and I will be doing a live broadcast of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show on opening night, January 29th.   We’ll have... Read more »

Outdoor reports and news - Update

Outdoor reports and news - Update
Here’s the latest fishing, hunting and outdoor news report.   If you have report, news and photos, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Illinois River Report by Mike Grell Sunday – Oct 19 – Great day to be outside. Fall colors are in full swing at Starved Rock Park. I seen an eagle along with the park full... Read more »
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10 great reasons to vacation in northern Wisconsin

10 great reasons to vacation in northern Wisconsin
When I’m on the road getting footage for Illinois Outdoors TV, one of the pleasures is to enjoy some great dining. I get up to the Boulder Junction area of Wisconsin about 3 or 4 times a year.  I love it up there.   And with good reason.   The fishing is fantastic, it’s beautiful country, and... Read more »

Fishing is getting better for the Father/Daughter team

Fishing is getting better for the Father/Daughter team
The weather is improving and the fishing is getting better for the Father/Daughter team.   Although it’s quite cold in the morning, as the sun gets higher in the sky the air is warming up some.  The mild breeze is helping too. I’m a big believer that at this time of year whether you’re up north... Read more »

Father/Daughter trip continues

Father/Daughter trip continues
Lisa and I started our day with breakfast at the Grannery in Boulder Junction.   Later that morning we hit Wildcat, Big and Little Kitten Lakes.   Fishing was slow but we managed to catch some crappie and largemouth bass right out in front of the Wildcat Lodge where we’re staying.  The water surface temperature was warmer... Read more »
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Father/Daughter trip begins in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

Father/Daughter trip begins in Boulder Junction Wisconsin
I’ll be the first to admit that I made a mistake. I’ve been involved in the outdoors for a long time and over the years learned that my daughter Lisa enjoys the outdoors as well. My mistake came in where I’ve spent so much time working on TV, Radio and producing outdoor columns that I... Read more »

Northwoods News for October

Northwoods News for October
 I’m looking at less than 7 days away from my next trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  Doing some TV shows, catching some muskie, crappies and maybe a bass or two.  I’m heading north next Monday with my daughter Lisa.  Joining us this time will be Roger Wright, pro staffer for the Fishing and Outdoor... Read more »

High School Anglers do Lake Management Project

High School Anglers do Lake Management Project
It was a combined effort of the bass teams at V J Andrew and Sandburg High School to do a lake management project along with the Village of Orland Park. The two teams under the guidance of Coach John Bartgen at Andrew built fish cribs for placing in Lake Sedgewick in Orland Park.   Artificial habitat... Read more »
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Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago

Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago
What I normally say at the end of my TV Show, Illinois Outdoors,  is that “Great Fishing is not that far away.”  It’s become a trademark for what I do. Chicago and northern Illinois is the home of many people, many outdoorsmen and women.  And I’ve learned over the years that it is the Chicago... Read more »