Posts tagged "Shabbona Lake"

Illinois DNR News

Just a few weeks ago I had Chris Young from the Illinois DNR on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show to talk about the recent changes in Perch fishing regulations on Lake Michigan.  Perching now is open in July. Chris just sent me his monthly IL DNR News report and I’d like to share it... Read more »

Young Teen Nets 7 Lb Bass at Shabbona Lake

Young Teen Nets 7 Lb Bass at Shabbona Lake
Here’s something worth sharing.  Denny Sands from Shabbona Lakeside sent me a photo of Mark Urba, Jr., age 14, from Manhattan, Il., who caught a 7 pound, 24″ Largemouth Bass at Shabbona Lake on Saturday May 17th.   Mark Jr. was fishing with his dad, Mark Urba, Sr. Mark was throwing a jig with a... Read more »

Mega Big Fish Contest in April at Shabbona Lake

Mega Big Fish Contest in April at Shabbona Lake
Shabbona Lake is known as one of Illinois’ Best Fishing Lakes and being the Muskie Capitol Of Illinois. Clint Sands from Lakeside Bait and Tackes sent over this information.  What a great opportunity it will be for anglers to kick off hte fishing season with a fun fishing contest where you can not only win some fantastic... Read more »
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Illinois DNR News

This the latest news sent out by the Illinois DNR.  Many items need for you to act on soon. Apply Now for Resident Firearm/Muzzleloader Deer Permits:  Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online through April 30 for the first lottery drawings for 2014 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits through DNR Direct.  Just click... Read more »

Go Deep for Fall Crappies

Go Deep for Fall Crappies
It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »

Fall Bass Fishing

Fall Bass Fishing
Our weather has been mild and I feel safe writing about bass fishing instead of switching gears and getting into deer or upland game hunting. Over the years, it’s been seen on television and talked about on the radio where outdoor personalities are fishing for bass with their lure of choice being a spinnerbait. Many... Read more »
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Next Up !!! – Muskie Contest Weekend

Next Up !!! – Muskie Contest Weekend
Denny Sands sent this over and I’d like to share it with you.  Great times at Shabbona Lake, Home of state record muskies, and great fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, walleye and more. Shabbona Lake Muskie Capitol Of Illinois Home Of 4 State Of Illinois Record Muskie Saturday, September 21st & Sunday September 22nd will... Read more »

Donate $5 for walleye stocking, catch a catfish and you may Win Big

Donate $5 for walleye stocking, catch a catfish and you may Win Big
There’s a Catfish Contest Weekend coming to Shabbona Lake August 17th and 18th from 6 AM to 7 PM.Catfish at Shabbona Lake are reportedly born at 5 pounds and then get bigger!!! Ha !  Every year the guys at Shabbona Lakeside Tackle  take pictures of 10-20 pound catfish.  The lake record is 22.75 pounds, 35... Read more »

50 Inch Muskie Caught and Released at Shabbona

50 Inch Muskie Caught and Released at Shabbona
Denny Sands from Lakeside Tackle and Boat Rental at Shabbona Lake sent this over last night.   Sure seems like Shabbona Lake is one of Illinois’ premiere fishing destinations found west of Chicago. Note in Denny’s message clarifies some info on the huge walleye that was caught recently at Shabbona.  Two monster fish caught in one... Read more »
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Fish Rescue at Shabbona Lake a huge success

Fish Rescue at Shabbona Lake a huge success
Duane Landmeier of the Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskie Club recently shared some information about the Thursday Night, July 17th, 2013, fish rescue below the spillway at Shabbona Lake. Local sportsman gathered to rescue 48 very large fish.  The fish had gone over the Shabbona Lake Spillway and were being confined in a 200 yard... Read more »