Posts tagged "Rend Lake"

HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes

HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes is bringing in 8 injured soldiers/American Heroes for a crossbow deer hunt on Wednesday October 14th.    The soldiers will meet Rend Lake Sporting Goods 9:30am. They’ll then assemble at I-64 and 37 at 10am for a parade that will start at 10:15 am. They’ll come in Route 37N by Bible... Read more »

Diving Duck Action on Rend Lake

It’s 3:30 a.m. The air is cold and brisk, and the parking lot is full of boats and camo-clad hunters. It’s something only hard core, seasoned waterfowl hunters can appreciate, one of which I am not. But I’m getting there. I had an opportunity to hunt with my good buddy Nick Shafer on Rend Lake... Read more »

Pick and Trick Your Dream Fishing Boat before going to the Boat Show

Pick and Trick Your Dream Fishing Boat before going to the Boat Show
On January 12, the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be broadcasting Live from the Chicago Boat, Sports, and RV Show at McCormick Place.  From 6:30 to 7:30 PM we’ll be talking to representatives from the boating industry who will offer loads of tips and information for outdoorsmen and women who may be in the... Read more »

(More Photos from) Spring Trip to Southern Illinois a Success

I added a handful of photos that were received from Laura Bacon who was on the trip with Tammi Greenwald.  Check out Laura’s new boat,  She did the painting and rehab of the whole boat with the help of her brothers.  Cool boat Laura…. It was a great trip, probably the best one ever.  May... Read more »

Rend Lake will offer excellant fishing this coming week.

Crappies caught this week at Rend Lake… These are 12 inchers and larger. The Illinois Outdoors TV Spring Trip to Southern Illinois will be here next week.  There has been a lot of concern with high water at Rend Lake and fishing conditions. I received an email from a good friend of mine, Todd Gessner... Read more »

IFBBA hosts crappie tournament on Rend Lake

The Illnois Federation of Black Bass Anglers is having a Crappie Tournament on Rend Lake on May 14, 2011. The best way to learn more about this tournament is to visit the IFBBA website at  Check it out.   They have a Boat and Bank division for this tournament so no one has an excuse... Read more »

Crappies, Crappies, Crappies

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame – Legendary Guide Todd Gesssner with two crappies that each weigh over 3 pounds. The Illinoiis Outdoors TV Spring Trip to Southern Illinois is set for one of the best times of the year for crappie fishing on Rend Lake, May 18 to  22. I just had a coversation with... Read more »

Campers... visiting Rend Lake this weekend?

I just received this…. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will be showing participants how they can begin their camping adventure and have fun through it all with a presentation of “S’more Camping Fun”.  This program will be presented at the Rend Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  We encourage... Read more »

What people said about the Spring Trip to Southern Illinois

I’m quite proud of the fact that this trip went so well.  The lodging and dining at the Rend Lake Resort was just great.  Fishing was very good. As you can see from other blogs a lot of photos were taken and many more are yet to come. Let me share with you what some... Read more »

Crappies on fire at Rend Lake

I talked with Jason Johns of Todd Gessner Outdoors today and I have been informed that the crappie fishing is out of control right now.  He’s had clients out, including this couple, John and Karen Kelley from Chicago who are holding up three 14 inch crappies and a big hybrid striper. Fishing like this doesn’t... Read more »