Posts tagged "waterdog"

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 »

Was a Perfect Day for a Squirrel Hunt

There was a sky blue sky. Virtually no wind. No leaves on the trees. The woods on the edges of my neighborhood, just a hundred feet or so away, were crawling with squirrels. I counted nine scampering about while hanging out front enjoying a slow smoke of a cheap cigar. But those are pets, we... Read more »

WGN, Greg Jarrett and The Hometown Voices Tour coming to Yorkville

I already know that most people, after reading that headline, have a blank look on their face as they try to process where Yorkville is located. I get that look all the time when I tell people I live in Yorkville. I sigh. You know where Aurora is? Oh sure. Well, Yorkville is about 14... Read more »
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Prelude to a Squirrel Hunt

I stopped going out fishing at sunrise a few years ago when I noticed it didn’t matter. Either the fish were there or they weren’t, no different than any other time of the day. Yet, for some reason, I still feel the need to be out at sunrise to go for a squirrel hunt. I... Read more »

A Hunting we will Go

If all goes as planned, I’ll be getting lost in the Marseilles SF&W area Saturday morning for the opening day of Upland Hunting. Last year I figured out where all the bunnies go to avoid all the coyotes. “Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t... Read more »

Like Clockwork, Goose Opening Day, October 15th

Everyday at 7:45 AM I drive the back roads through the Fox Valley to get to the main road to go to work. The corn and soybean fields have been slowly getting cut and every day more corn and soybeans are gone. Same stretch, the same time, every day, the geese are overhead and in... Read more »
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Illinois Fall Catchable Trout Program or Fishing in Hell

I posted this back in April for the Spring Illinois Catchable Trout Program. With the Fall Illinois Catchable Trout Program starting on October 15th, thought I would run it again. ____________________________ The 2011 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural... Read more »

It Smells.....Wonderful

Unless you’re standing talking to him, standing directly in front of him while he talks, you’ll never really know how wonderful this thing Bob Long, Jr. speaks of, smells. His voice will swoon slightly. His head will tilt a bit to the right. His hands will float up slightly as if filled with helium. And... 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 »
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Suckin' up that October Sunshine

“What are you doing?” she asked. “Sitting here sucking up all that wonderful sunshine we’ve been having the last few days. You don’t get too many Octobers like this. The last one that comes close was 18 years ago. You know, the sun is one of the best sources of Vitamin D. So is milk... Read more »