Archive for April 2010

IHSA Bass Fishing Sectionals

IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional winners at Tampier Lake I helped out at the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional at Tampier Lake on Friday. It as great to see all of the young anglers fishing their hearts out to get a place in the Championship at Carlyle Lake Mary 8 and 9, Who would think that bass... Read more »

Life jackets save lives

Every wonder why they call a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) a life jacket?   It’s because they save lives. Don’t ever feel for a moment that wearing a PFD is not important or not cool.  Being dead is not cool.  This press release from the IL DNR just came in.  READ IT!!! ‘WEAR IT’ Campaign Highlights... Read more »

Big Indiana Muskie

44 incher caught by Nick Miuccio on an SS Shad Bob Schulz sent me a photo of a nice muskie that came from North Central Indiana waters.  I have to share this photo so the avid muskie hunters out there can see what’s been caught this spring. This is what Schulz told me… My brother... Read more »

Is it a Pure or Tiger muskie?

Pure or Tiger Muskie? Went fishing over the weekend to the Vermilion River.  Got some nice white bass.  I’ll plug photos in the slide show for you to few.  I also got one fish that what was apparently a muskie.  It is definatley not a northern pike.  For a quick release, I just used my... Read more »

Smartphones go fishing

There is no doubt that technology can help us catch more fish.   Check this out….   Two New Smartphone Apps for Anglers and Outdoorsmen from DataSport, Inc Just in time for spring and summer fishing, DataSport, Inc. announces two new Smartphone apps to help anglers outdoorsmen find the times of peak activity. For over 37... Read more »

Pure Fishing teams up with the Boy Scouts of America

 This press relase just came in.   Working with the kids is a good thing… Shakespeare, Berkley and Stren Help BSA National Jamboree Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Scouting Pure Fishing has been named the exclusive fishing tackle provider for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of the Boy Scout organization. “This... Read more »

Turkey harvest numbers are in

I just received the preliminary Harvest Updates from the IL DNR’s Turkey Program Manager Paul Shelton South Zone:The South Zone second season concluded April 15 with a second-season total harvest of 1497 birds, bringing the harvest after two seasons to 3134.  The previous record after 2 seasons was 2823 birds in 2006.  Last year’s comparable... Read more »

2 Emails, 2 stories, 2 photos

Gene Sowinski was a guest on my TV Show last year.   The radio show that I do with Jim DaRosa and Ray LudkevicZ hosts aa trip to Mille Lacs, Minnesota. We ran a contest last year where the winners would be guests on the show.  Gene and his partner Casey Orlowski (aka Ski) enjoyed a... Read more »

2nd Annual Family Day at Lake County Chapter of Pheasants Forever

Dave Mattea of the Lake County Chapter of Pheasants Forever just sent me an email.  Sounds like this is going to be a good time and all are invited…. Hi Don, Lake County Chapter of Pheasants Forever is holding their 2nd annual Family Day on Saturday, May 22 from noon to 5:00 PM at the  Richmond... Read more »

Exelon Nuclear's Fishing for a Cure Bass Tournament Sold Out

Good news for Operation MOM’s Cookies.  Sad news for those who want to fish the tournament.  This just came in.  Please consider brining the kids out for the kids tournament where there is still plenty of room. BRACEVILLE, Ill. (April 16, 2010) – For the first time in tournament history, Exelon Nuclear’s “Fishing for a... Read more »