Posts tagged "Shabbona Lake"

Berkley has a new line of hard baits

Pro Justin Lucas
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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 »

Winter Fishing Means Light Bite

Winter Fishing Means Light Bite
Last month was a real chiller for me.  We went from nice warm weather to cold nights and cool days.  At this time of year it is so difficult for me to crawl out of bed because it’s so nice and warm and cozy.  When I look at the outside thermometer, I get the shivers... Read more »
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It’s no time to hang up the rods

It’s no time to hang up the rods
I get many emails and letters from readers and one question that comes up often at this time of the year is from people wondering if I go fishing in open water during the winter time. Yes, is the simple answer to that question.  Fishing in the winter in open water is possible.  More so,... Read more »

Latest Fishing Reports and Photos September 23, 2015

Pike dock Wigwam fall 2015 - Photo LOW MN Tourism
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News update, reports and photos

News update, reports and photos
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »
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TV Shows, Tips, and Product Reviews

TV Shows, Tips, and Product Reviews
I’m trying something new. I’m often asked what channel my TV show is on.  Most of the time it’s by those who do not have Comcast, Insight or MediaCom cable systems.  Other cable systems as well as the dish antenna venues don’t carry the stations that I’m on. I recently edited two new TV shows... Read more »

Latest reports and outdoor news - May 27, 2015

Ken HUSKER O'Malley
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Outdoor News,Photos and Reports as of May 15

Outdoor News,Photos and Reports as of May 15
Here’s the latest in fishing, hunting reports and news as of May 12. If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button.... Read more »
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The Bradley Smoker Cookbook - A book review

The Bradley Smoker Cookbook - A book review
Summertime is creeping up on us.  I’ve already cleared the cobwebs from the gas grill.  And at this time of year it’s been a tradition for me to get out on Lake Michigan and get a few coho to smoke for the enjoyment at family gatherings. I will admit, it’s been a bit…. well, not... Read more »