Archive for May 2010

BERKLEY now has 4 3/4 Inch Slim Shaky Worms PowerBait

Berkley has come out with a new shaky worm.  When I was in southern Illinois fishing Rend and Lake of Egypt, a lot of bass were caught using shaky head jigs and worms.   This new bait that just came out being 4 3/4 inchs long is just the right size for a 3/16 and 1/4 ounce... Read more »

A Lake Geneva fishing report w/ photo

I recevied this email from Marques Green who works in the fishing tackle department at the Bolingbrook Bass Pro Shop.  He shares with us a Lake Geneva report and photo. Thank you to all for sending in reports and photos.  If you want to share your experiences outdoors with the visitors of this blog, send them... Read more »

What people said about the Spring Trip to Southern Illinois

I’m quite proud of the fact that this trip went so well.  The lodging and dining at the Rend Lake Resort was just great.  Fishing was very good. As you can see from other blogs a lot of photos were taken and many more are yet to come. Let me share with you what some... Read more »

Berkley comes out with new Gulp Crickets

Just got my hands on a bottle of the new Berkley crickets.   These are great.  I can’t wait to give them a try.  Like other Gulp and Gulp Alive productsd they have the reputation of working as good as or better than the “real thing”.  Gills love crickets and what I like to do is... Read more »

Bill Provides Gulf Oil Leak Disaster Fisheries Assistance

This press release was just received… Alexandria, VA – May 28, 2010 – The sportfishing industry applauds Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, for including funding for fishery-dependent businesses harmed by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the U.S. Senate’s 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill.... Read more »

Moonshine bassin

Ron DaRosa from Carbondale gets out to do a lot of night fishing.  Being a good ole boy from southern Illinois, he also loves to do some moonshining I guess.   Here’s his latest report from Cedar Lake.   I wonder though, why is he squinting? Went back to Cedar to enjoy a little moonshine spinnerbaitin’. Had a... Read more »

A nap on the fishing docks

Marty and Jimmy came on the trip to Rend Lake last week.  They said they did good on catching fish.  They also said they had a good time. This trip must have been a great opportunity for them to get out and relax; so much that Jimmy took a snooze on the docks at Rend... Read more »

Crappies on fire at Rend Lake

I talked with Jason Johns of Todd Gessner Outdoors today and I have been informed that the crappie fishing is out of control right now.  He’s had clients out, including this couple, John and Karen Kelley from Chicago who are holding up three 14 inch crappies and a big hybrid striper. Fishing like this doesn’t... Read more »

Eating and Fishing at Rend Lake

Here are more photos from the Illinois Outdoors TV Spring Trip to Southern Illinois.  As you can see there were a lot of fish caught and there was some pretty good eating at the Windows Restaurant at the Rend Lake Resort.  More photos will be coming from the guests but in the mean time, check... Read more »

News from the Northwoods of Land O Lakes

The Land O Lakes ares is one of my favorite northwoods destinations for fishing and simply enjoying the outdoors.  I’ve been visiting this area since I first got married over 40 years ago.  Sure, it’s changed a lot over the years but there is so much there that brings back memories of the days when I... Read more »