Fishing Report from local ponds

Fishing Report from local ponds
  Here is a fishing  report from Local Ponds by Husker Hey Don, Here is a recap of this past week’s fishing. Area lakes-despite the high winds limiting time out, crappie have been very good. On sunny days, fish move up shallower out of the main basin during afternoon hours. Trigger X plastics worked under... Read more »

When the heat is on, Go Wading

When the heat is on, Go Wading
The last several weeks have been brutal.  Hot weather takes a big bite out of the fishing.  It’s not comfortable and the fish become sluggish. One thing to do when it’s really hot outside, switch from fishing the lakes and ponds to river and creek fishing.   Wading in moving water somehow just seems cooler... Read more »

Fishing is good in the Northwoods

Fishing is good in the Northwoods
I had the opportunity to spend over a week fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Joining me were my daughter Lisa and her boyfriend, Roger Wright. Despite the fact that we had a couple days in the 90 degree temperature zone, and a couple days of rain, the fishing was good in the Northwoods. I... Read more »
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Fishing Report from Husker

I recently received a south suburban fishing report from Husker.   He’s getting out and enjoying a little time Back in the Outdoors. Let me share his report…. Hey Don, Here is a recap of this past week’s fishing. Area lakes- The cold front has pushed both bass and crappie off the first drop. Work... Read more »

National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week
National Safe Boating Week begins this Saturday, May 16 and continues through Friday, May 22. This is an annual celebration of boating and a reminder of safe boating as most boat owners use the Memorial Day Weekend as the Opening Day for boating. Boaters across the country bring their boats out for the first time... Read more »

Getting back on the water

Getting back on the water
Yes it’s getting to be that time for getting back on the water.  Local ponds are all open as are the many lakes in Illinois.  The Governor allowed the opening of several state parks too. My nephew Tony had a great day on the water with his friend Guy.  They targeted the crappies and nailed em. “The... Read more »
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COVID-19 shouldn't get you down

COVID-19 shouldn't get you down
You hear it on the news every day; social distancing, stay home, wash your hands. It’s all good advice to get the corona virus curve to go down. It will work too if we all take that little bit of effort to maintain that social distancing and more. But if you look around, you’ll see... Read more »

Stay Home, Stay Safe

Stay Home, Stay Safe
Times are a bit difficult now for everyone.  Basically all forms of entertainment have been suspended with the exception of things we can do at home. Getting back into the outdoors is one thing that so many are anxious to do.  The itch comes to us with the weather breaking and spring being in the... Read more »

Back in the Outdoors

Back in the Outdoors
Hello everyone, Don Dziedzina here.  I hope many of you remember me from my blog here at ChicagoNow titled Illinois Outdoors. The Illinois Outdoor blog still exists, however I’ve not made any posts there in quite a while.  I had to step back and shut down my TV Show, Illinois Outdoors, my co-hosting of the Fishing... Read more »
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