Posts tagged "Williamson County"

Tips on finding the King of the Treetops

Tips on finding the King of the Treetops
A story from friend Don Gasaway… Chasing this ghostly king of the treetops is a small game hunting challenge that requires careful planning.  All too often the quarry is underestimated.  In southern Illinois there is an abundance of squirrels and public land upon which to hunt them. A wise hunter will utilize information regarding the... Read more »

Some advice on catching bluegills

Some advice on catching bluegills
Don Gasaway shared some advice on catching bluegills.  Don’s from southern Illinois which is a destination here in Illinois that ranks high for having good bluegill populations, not to mention big fish.  Biologists tell us that bluegill prefer water that is deep and clean with a pH of 7.2.  Most of the waters in southern... Read more »

Fishing the Great Lakes of Williamson County

Fishing the Great Lakes of Williamson County
From fellow outdoor writer, Don Gasaway. Fishing is a proud pursuit of southern Illinois sportsmen and women as well as thousands of visitors each year.  In addition to numerous ponds and small lakes, the area is home to “The great Lakes of Williamson County. Each of them contains excellent size bass as well as other... Read more »
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A guide to hunting and fishing activities in southern Illinois

A guide to hunting and fishing activities in southern Illinois
Outdoor writer Don Gassaway sent this story over on behalf of the Williamson County Tourism. Don gets into the outdoors quite a bit, especially in southern Illinois.  Its one of the most beautiful parts of Illinois and it has loads of fishing and hunting possibilities.   Here’s what Don has to say. Teal and Largemouth bass... Read more »

Fishing report from Southern Illinois

Ron DaRosa from southern Illinois sent in a fishing report n Cedar Lake.  Fishing is getting good all over.  Don’t let today’s early morning temperatures that are in the 30′s scare you.  It will warm up again soon.  Here’s Ron’s report Spent this Sunday in Gods Country, Cedar Lake to be exact.   With the warm... Read more »

Outdoor Activities in Williamson County this winter

Outdoor Activities in Williamson County this winter
This came in from our friends in Williamson County.  Get your date book out! OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY THIS WINTER There is no reason to spend the winter hiding away inside when Williamson County offers such a cornucopia of outdoor recreation opportunities. For the waterfowl hunter there are duck and goose seasons that extend... Read more »
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All roads lead to Carterville

Southern Illinois’ Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days is right around the corner.  It’s time to make plans for a short road trip down south to enjoy this great event.  Read here what came over from the Williamson County Tourism Bureau… For the past 23 years, families have traveled to the campus of John... Read more »

A trip down south that I missed

Every once and awhile there are family commitments that will keep you from spending some time on the water.  I wanted to head to southern Illinois a week ago with Jim DaRosa and Rich Partak for a few days of fishing on Cedar Lake. Well, as it turned out they took care of business pretty well... Read more »