Archive for February 2010

BIG carp bowfishing contest

Here is some information I received from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois.  If you are interested in joining a club like this or would just like to give bowfishing a try, visit the BAI website at We are about to start our yearly Big Fish/Species contest. This is a very... Read more »

Fishing Radio Show lineup for 2/24

Fishing Line and Outdoor Radio Show hosts, Jim DaRosa (L), Don Dziedzina, and Ray Ludkevicz The Fishing Line and Outdoor Radio Show has some interesting guests for Wednesday nights show.   Joining Don Dziedzina and Ray Ludkevicz are Bernie Wolf of Firehouse Jerky, a new sponsor of the radio show, Bryan Lemer of the Bass Pro... Read more »

USA Ice Team Chosen for World Championship Competition Rhinelander, WI

The countdown to the World Ice Fishing Championship (WIFC) is underway. For the first time in the United States this prestigious tournament found a home in Rhinelander, WI March 12-14, 2010.  Eleven countries will be represented when they take to the frozen waters of Boom Lake. Similar in many ways to the Olympics, teams from... Read more »

Archery deer site permit drawing set for Beaver Dam and Horseshoe Lake

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will accept applications from hunters for site drawings for the 2010-11 Archery Deer Hunting Season at Beaver Dam State Park near Carlinville and Horseshoe Lake State Park (Madison Co.) near Granite City.  Site permit applications will be available March 1-31.  Prospective applicants can obtain an application form either... Read more »

New Elmwood All Outdoors Show

I received a press release from a friend of mine, Larry Dozard of  Larry’s involved in a new outdoor show that will be held near Peoria.  Here is what he sent to me. New Elmwood AllOutdoors Show is March 6-7 in Elmwood, IL Hunters and anglers will be happy to learn that a true... Read more »

More on the Asian carp issue

Bighead Carp, with a mouth this big filtering all the zooplankton and micro organisms in its path, you can see how the fry from gamefish would be wiped out in a matter of time. Last week I attended the Walleye Chicago fishing club meeting.  The discussion was to be on the Asian Carp issue.  I... Read more »

A good day on the ice

On Sunday, over 20 guys (and one gal) came out to spend a day on the ice catching fish. We went to Shadow Lakes, a private body of water in the Braidwood area.  Fish caught were crappie, bluegill, trout, perch and bass.  It wasn’t one of those days were the fish were jumping out of... Read more »

Walk On Water post event report

February 13 was the day for the 2010 Walk on Water ice fishing benefit for the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. This event had an overwhelming support and fantastic turnout.  About 350 people were in attendance. To share with you what the day was like, Brent Beckwith who ran this event, sent me a few photos. ... Read more »

About ice fishing

On my website, I have a fishing and hunting forum where avid anglers will post fishing reports.  These reports are enjoyed by many and if you happen to be at home or at work, it’s a convenient avenue to see what’s happening on the water and in the fields. I should probably backtrack that... Read more »

Don't call me tomorrow, I'll be..... Gone Fishin'

It’s not that often that I take a day and just go fishing. Normally a day on the water or in the field involves a taping of an Illinois Outdoors TV Show.  I can’t help but think that every time I go, if the fish are really biting, I really want it on camera. Not... Read more »