Archive for June 2010

Operation Dry Water means zero tollerance

This press release came from the IL DNR.  Be warned… Conservation Police Step Up Boating Under the Influence Enforcement This Weekend                        Operation Dry Water Part of Nationwide Effort to Crack Down on Impaired Boaters SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) will be out in full force this... Read more »

Okay, fishing and food go together

Don and Judy Dziedzina enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction. A fishing vacation goes beyond the water. Fine dining means no cooking or clean up in the cabin. Okay, so maybe this should be in some food section on Chicago Now.  Well, sorry, it’s not.  This is about fine dining while... Read more »

Return to Wildcat Lodge

What a great week I had in Boulder Junction Wisconsin.  It was great to return to the Wildcat Lodge and fish WIldcat, Big and Little Kitten Lakes. These are Class A Muskie waters.  Although I got smacked by one, I never got it to the boat.  Jeff Novak and his son Joe also fished the... Read more »

News from Land O Lakes Wisconsin

Usually I’ll read the latest edition of the Forest Lake Country Store Newsletter while having a morning cup of coffee.  Well, today, I got to the northwoods news after dinner.  I visited Mark Gostisha last week.  My wife Judy and I along with Jeff and Jan Novak and their son Joe stopped in and had... Read more »

Izaak Walton League Calls for Temporary Lock Closure becasue of Bighead Carp

A press release from the Izaak Walton League Gaithersburg, MD — A bighead carp was found in Lake Calumet yesterday by commercial fishermen performing routine sampling for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The almost 3-foot long, 20-pound carp is the first to be pulled from waters above the electric barriers built along the Chicago Sanitary... Read more »

Ducks Unlimited receives grand for gulf habitat work

A press release from Ducks Unlimited. DU TO RECEIVE $2.5 MILLION GRANT FOR GULF COAST HABITAT WORK MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited was notified today it will receive a $2.5 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to provide additional habitat for waterfowl and other birds that will migrate... Read more »

Photo of the Bighead Carp in Lake Calumet

A fisheries Biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet. The fish was caught during routine sampling efforts by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee on June 22, 2010. This is a photo of the bighead carp found in Lake Calumet last week. This was a big... Read more »

Shots fired on the Illinois RIver

Received an email from the President of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois.  Thought it would be good to share with all who go out on the river. Hey everyone; Several BAI members have told me that they have heard what appears to be gun shots fired in the air or who know where when they... Read more »

Bighead Asian Carp Found in Lake Calumet

From the Illinois DNR… The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) announced today that one Bighead Asian carp has been found in Lake Calumet along the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). This is the first physical specimen that has been found in the CAWS above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Electric Barrier System. RCC... Read more »

Fishing News is coming

Sorry all, the posts have been a bit lean lately. I’m in Boulder Junction Wisconsin fishing my brains out.  Catching them too…  the fish that is. I’m staying at the Wildcat Lodge, a great place.   I’ll be posting reports and photos soon…hang in there and come on back soon.