Archive for September 2010

Pure Fishing supports ABCF

From the great people at Pure Fishing….. “Fishing Tackle Manufacturer Donates Over $150,000 Since 2007 COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 1, 2010) – Pure Fishing has partnered with the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) to help with early detection of breast cancer in women and men. Shakespeare® began the program in 2007 and Ugly Stik® joined the... Read more »

October meeting info from Chicagoland Muskie Hunters

From Dean Rosset, Chicagoland Muskie Hunters “Hi Folks – Come join us.  The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. We meet the second Tues. of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes... Read more »

Big Vilas County Smallmouth Bass caught

Bob Hager from Carol Stream with a huge Vilas County Wisconsin smallmouth bass. Photo courtesy of Mike S. A buddy of mine sent over an email along with a photo from a recent fishing trip.  One of his friends got a huge smallie up in Vilas County Wisconsin.  The fish was caught on a Yamamoto... Read more »

Gulf Shores Alabama Open for Fishing and it's Snapper Season

This looks interesting.  I have to head down to Gulf Shores to try some of the great fishing they have to offer in their area.  With the oil spill behind them, charter captains and guides are now back in the fishing mode and the fish are waiting.  I added in a bunch of photo of... Read more »

Shelbyville crappies and stripers...

From Steve Welch… Don, This cold snap has really moved the crappie. I have been getting them deep last week then just like overnight they moved shallow. The bait has been shallow for three weeks so the crappie finally picked up on this. Water temps fell almost ten degrees and we are finally on the... Read more »

Waubonsie Creek Restoration Project Creates Fish Passage

From the IL DNR… “Corps, Illinois DNR celebrate groundbreaking with ceremony ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, celebrate the beginning of construction with a ground breaking ceremony for the Waubonsie Creek Restoration Project, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. The $1.35 million... Read more »

16th Annual Celebrity Quail and Pheasant Hunt--Nov. 14-16

From the Illinois Conservation Foundation…. “Event At Rend Lake Resort Benefits Youth Programs SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Conservation Foundation’s annual Gary Watson Celebrity Quail and Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 14-16 will feature quail and pheasant hunting, along with trap, skeet and sporting clays shooting, all to benefit ICF youth hunting, fishing, and educational programs... Read more »

Fox River Valley Muskies Inc. October Meeting

From the Fox River Valley chapeter of Muskies Inc…. “There is still room to participate in the Annual FRV Fall Challunge on the Chain, This is a great event and not to be missed see web site for details October Meeting: Mark your calendars, as the speaker for our Wednesday October 13th club meeting... Read more »

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Tournament Results

From Bob Kidd regarding the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Tournament Results… “Pictured  to the right are the top three teams left to right from the Carpenters Bass Tournament. John Ardaugh, Joliet, Il. Local 174 and Larry Landers Gardner, Illinois Local 916 1st place and Big Bass  Dennis Price Jr. Tingley Park local 141 and Dennis... Read more »

Take to the Water for Best Views of Fall Foliage

I recently returned from the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  The colors were just starting.  NMMA sent this over and I’d like to share it with you for locations close to Chicago. Discover Boating Names Top Spots in U.S. to Enjoy Vibrant Autumn Colors from a Boat “CHICAGO (September 15, 2010) – As summer draws to a... Read more »