Archive for July 2011

A Few Days of Creek Fishing

You’ve probably noticed I never talk about the nuts and bolts of fishing. I guess that would be the hook and tackle (hooks and tackle?) of fishing. Whatever it’s called, I don’t do it. Twelve or so years ago I gave it a try, but noticed that I was constantly repeating myself. That happened in... Read more »

Match the Hatch

My wife and I were out over the past weekend doing our usual walk around Silver Springs State Park. This one was just a leisurely stroll around the lake and ponds, cameras in hand and in search of nothing in particular. Most of the flowers around the lake are gone now. The few left seem... Read more »

It's Lunch Time my Friend 7.28.11

I know, it’s early, but getting re-acclimated to a regular 9 to 5 job is kicking my time management ass. I don’t have any time. Was barely able to go read a few myself this week so I’m glad a few reliable bloggers have stayed reliable. And well worth reading. Looks like another hot one... Read more »
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The river had been looking good…

I was able to get out fishing on Friday and at 6:30 PM I found myself wading the Fox River in North Aurora. The last few hours of the day are my favorite time to be in the water. If I fished till dark, I would have over two hours of fishing under my belt.... Read more »

A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River

About 5 years ago I walked away from all of the river conservation issues I used to be involved with. I started with the Salt Creek Watershed Network back in the 90s’ since I was living in Elmhurst at the time and not that far from Salt Creek. As the turn of the century approached... Read more »

Where There's a Will, There's a Way

I have no choice but to go fishing as often as possible. I’ll do whatever I have to do to squeeze in a couple of hours on any given day. If you go through what I’ve written about for the past month, plus go to my original blog and do some reading, the reasons become... Read more »
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It's Lunch Time my Friend 7.20.11

Well, if you’re reading this right about your lunch time and you’re in the Chicago area, it’s probably about 95 degrees out there right now. You could go wander across the parking lot to your car, get in it, go wander around looking for someplace to grab a bite to eat. You might toy with... Read more »

A Strange Year for Berries, Bugs and Other Things

This past spring was cold and wet and my wife and I noticed that this delayed everything in the woods, fields and waters by at least 2 weeks. Plants and flowers that normally bloom by certain days, didn’t show up or bloom till weeks later. Birds, bugs and animals are still behaving oddly this third... Read more »

A Break from the Heat

I’ve always enjoyed the reprieve of a strong summer cold front blowing through. Within 24 hours a string of sweaty, sultry days becomes more reminiscent of early fall. The sky becomes crisp and clear and the heat haze disappears to sharpen the edges and colors of the trees. Sitting outside in the evening after the... Read more »
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It's Lunch Time my Friend 7.14.11

“Thanks, but I’m going to be eating at my desk today, I’ve got a few things I need to get done.” Fact of the matter is, you’d rather put a bullet in your head than listen to still another episode of “Little Joey goes Pee-Pee in the Toi-Toi all by Hisself.” May as well read... Read more »