Archive for November 2011

Urban Fishing: The Chicago Harbors Unlocked

Urban Fishing: The Chicago Harbors Unlocked
Soon winter will be upon us and the inland lakes will start to skim over with ice. Rather that hanging up the fishing rods for the winter there are other options. Now is a great time to take advantage of some great shore angling in the Lake Michigan harbors. From Milwaukee, WI. to Michigan City,... Read more »

Mud, Mud, Everywhere: Walleyes 1, Fishermen 0

Mud, Mud, Everywhere: Walleyes 1, Fishermen 0
The winds seemed to be perfect.  South, Southwest and holding.  When fishing lake Erie at any time of year if you are fishing the South shore these winds are what you need to help in your search of the golden creatures that swim in these waters. The fall feeding frenzy was on and the walleye... Read more »

The Show Must Go On: Rosemont to host the Chicago Outdoorsman Show

The Show Must Go On: Rosemont to host the Chicago Outdoorsman Show
Over the past few months there has been talk back and forth about the fate of the outdoors show that is held ever winter at the Donald E. Stevens convention center.   Jim Sugarman had sold the original show after showing a downturn in attendance last year and it was unknown if there would be any... Read more »
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The Big Goomba Vs. The Musky

The Big Goomba Vs. The Musky
I like to consider myself a multi-species fisherman, but often tend to lean toward salmon and bass.  However, when I got the invite this past summer from Rich ,the Big Goomba, Gallagher of Big Goomba’s guide service to hit the water in search of some big toothy muskies I didn’t think twice about saying yes.... Read more »

Mann's Takes Over the Alabama Rig

Mann's Takes Over the Alabama Rig
I am sure you have all heard the hype about the Alabama Rig. This rig is not a new concept as it is heavily used in saltwater applications, but as of late it is winning tournament after tournament. These baits have been hard to find and the ones that you can find are so ridiculously... Read more »

Walleye For Thanksgiving?

Walleye For Thanksgiving?
I’m not really having walleye for Thanksgiving, but I hope to be catching some of the golden critters over the long holiday weekend. Now don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with walleye for a Thanksgiving meal. In fact I would prefer it over Turkey, but I’m not one to turn down food. If... Read more »
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Ray Scott Takes On a New Role

Ray Scott Takes On a New Role
I just thought I would pass on a little information that was sent my way. Ray Scott is a legend in bass fishing and with the BASS organization. Ray Scott, legendary angler and founder of B.A.S.S., will serve as the official spokesperson for American Bass Anglers, ABA officials announced before cheering ABA members at the... Read more »

Snapping a Solo Shot

Snapping a Solo Shot
I am always asked, “who took that picture of you?” and my standard response is always, Me. There are no tricks to it; there are just some basics that you learn over time and with practice. For example: 1. Does the camera have a built in timer function? Obviously this is key, but often overlooked.... Read more »

Kenosha Gold and Brown Bombers

Kenosha Gold and Brown Bombers
Late fall triggers the local harbors to heat up with some great trout action. The kings have come in and spawned and the Brown trout are next in line to proliferate the species. These fish can reach in excess of 20lbs and tangling with them on light line is absolute blast. This past weekend I... Read more »
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Come One! Come All!

Come One! Come All!
In case anyone is interested out in the Chicagoland area, I will be giving a seminar at the Fish Tales fishing club meeting On November 17 at 8pm. My seminar will cover shore fishing for Salmon and trout as well as covering fishing the creeks and tributaries for winter steelhead. Fish Tales is a Fishing... Read more »