Archive for July 2010

A simple way to enjoy fishing on Williamson County Lakes

From the Williamson County Tourism Bureau…. SHORE FISHING IS THE SIMPLE LIFE MARION, Illinois – To the casual observer, anglers fishing from shore on Williamson County Lakes are fishing for whatever comes along.  They do not have a fancy boat with a lot of electronics and a big motor.  In fact most do not not... Read more »

The La Crosse Wisconsin - A great outdoors and family vacation destination

I say it all the time that Great Fishing is not that far away.  I have strong feelings about that and feel that we who live in the Midwest have literally unlimited options when it comes to fishing destinations.   I’ve been able to visit a lot of lakes and rivers in my time.  Some I... Read more »

IL DNR Police arrest man for alleged animal torture

This just came in from the IL DNR.   GOOD WORK OFFICERS!!! Dewitt County Man arrested for Alleged Animal Torture and other Wildlife Violations CLINTON, IL – The Illinois Conservation Police have arrested a Clinton, Illinois man after a grand jury indictment that included one felony count of animal torture and numerous other Illinois animal and... Read more »

Hunters in Illinois reminded to sign up for Safety Education Courses

From the Illinois DNR…. Sign Up Now Before Fall Hunting Seasons Begin SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters are encouraged to sign up this summer for a free Illinois Hunter Safety Education Course coordinated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), or take one of the web-based hunter safety study course/field day options that are available... Read more »

New Northland Digital Fish-Photo-Image baits fool fish

Being able to see so many new lures at the ICAST Show, it was just unreal.  I saw a lot.  Many were just the same ole lure with nothing apparent to be unique or new.  But when I turned the corner and walked into the Northland Tackle booth, the display just popped.  What an array... Read more »

New website Hooks Anglers

I just received this press release.  Quite interesting and work checking out…. HOUSTON – Bigger fish.  More fish. Fishing anytime of the day…or night. Anywhere in the world.  If fishing is your passion and you dream of catching the “big one,” a new online community aims to hook you and anglers worldwide and feed your... Read more »

Frabill's FXE Stormsuit wins 'BEST APPAREL' at ICAST

At the ICAST show, I had the opportunity to try on the FXE Stormsuit.  I was amazed on how light it was and with all the features that will help keep the avid angler dry in the worst of stormes.   I have some high line rainsuits but just cannot wear them during the summer months. ... Read more »

My new Frabill Hiber-Net is the best

The New Hiber-Net by Frabill I just got a new Frabill Hiber-Net. I’ve often looked for a net that doesn’t take up a lot of room in my boat.  Finally, one is now available.  The Hiber-Net is not only convenient to use and great for storage, but it can also handle big, heavy fish. Its... Read more »

Easy Ways to Cool Off on the Water

Discover Boating has some good ideas on how to keep cool this summer…. Boating experts offer convenient, affordable options to get feet wet this summer CHICAGO (July 20, 2010) – As summer heats up and temperatures rise, Discover Boating, the non-profit awareness program for the U.S. recreational boating industry, has affordable tips to help landlubbers make... Read more »

Tuesday, July 20 Outdoor Column in the Tribune

This week my outdoor column in the Chicago Tribune will run on Wednesday, July 21.  My regular column runs every Tuesday in the Sports Section. This weeks column is about some of the fishing items I saw at the ICAST Show in Las Vegas last week.