Posts tagged "fish the fox"

My 2013 Fishing Resolution

My 2013 Fishing Resolution
In 2012 I got out fishing roughly 75 times. That’s a very rough estimate and most likely on the low side, but for the sake of argument, I’ll say 75. I don’t keep records like I used to. When you live a two minute walk to a river and a ten minute drive will get... Read more »

So, Where ya Been?

Back in February I put up a post here on ChicagoNow and then promptly let the powers that be know that I was done. A week later I quit writing for a monthly Illinois outdoor magazine. Around that time I told Dale Bowman, outdoor writer for the Chicago Sun Times, that I was done sending... Read more »

Fly Tying and Fishing Show

I’ve been remiss in mentioning this and it’s coming up this weekend, Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 9 A.M to 4:30 P.M. The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance is putting on a Fly Tying and Fishing Show to be held at: St. Charles Borromeo Church Holy Family School 145 E. Grand Ave. Bensenville, IL 60106 Click on... Read more »

Fishing Reports for the Refined

Over the past 15 years I’ve got to know some of the best anglers that fish the rivers and streams, the lakes and ponds in the Greater Chicagoland Area. From Lake Michigan to out west beyond the Fox River Valley, from the Wisconsin border down to Kankakee. These are anglers that don’t fish tournaments, hawk... Read more »

Almost like those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer My usual routine is to get 4 or 5 solid hours of sleep a night, then lay there till I have to get up to go do whatever it is I’m supposed to go do on any given day. Or piss like a race horse. Which ever comes... Read more »

Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't it?

Never did like that song much, but the premise is hard to argue with. Got in and along the Fox River today. Lots of color, but I wouldn’t say it’s peak color. An awful lot of leaves missing and falling and floating down the river. Might have made the fishing tougher than it needed to... Read more »

It's not too late to get out and enjoy this weather

Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking or just taking a stroll. Perfect weekend for all of those. The fall colors are shaping up beautifully. Plenty of info on here, just start following the links. Then get out and enjoy. Start Here

It's looking like this weekend will be as perfect as it gets

A little over a month ago, I put up a post: Seems Like a Perfect Weekend for Paddling Down a River It sure looks like another one is coming up this weekend. The water level on the Fox River is going to be perfect. The long range forecast is calling for perfect weather. The fall... Read more »

My Stinky River – Wandering the Fox Valley

Last week I put up a simple post with a couple of suggestions for something to do over the weekend out and away from the city. It’s going to be beautiful out this weekend. That post was put up on the ChicagoNow Facebook page and the question was added, Any recommendations on what to do... Read more »

This Could be Good

I normally don’t pay any attention to anything the Republican Party has to say or offer. I’m at the national average on income level and since turning 50 five years ago, I’m lucky to be struggling to make that. Nobody ever said that after 50 you’d become worthless to the job market. Considering these things,... Read more »