Archive for September 2010

Hiking and Fishing in Southern Illinois

Don Gasaway sent this over.  Southern Illinois is a great place to be in the fall. “One of the nicer ways to enjoy a Fall hike though beautiful Williamson County and southern Illinois is to fish along the way.  Mild weather and striking foliage add to the experience.  Streams, lakes, and ponds provide an enjoyable... Read more »

Underwater Cameras

From MarCum Technologies…   Minneapolis, MN – For over a decade, MarCum Technologies underwater cameras have flown under the figurative radar of the angling public. Not that MarCum cameras haven’t been in use on the ice and inside the boats of some of North America’s most astute anglers. But up until now, they’ve played the... Read more »

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl doing well in FLW Walleye Tour Championship

Brian “Bro” Brosdahl Brian “Bro” Brosdahl and I talked at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writer’s conference in Ashland Wisconsin last week.  Bro reps for Frabill, Northland Tackle, MarCum and others.  I could tell that he was excited about the conference ending, getting on the road and hitting the water as he was competeing... Read more »

PHOTO CONTEST - Win a gift certificate for Ocean Waves Sunglasses

How would you like to win a gift certificate worth $139.00 toward a pair of Ocean Waves sunglasses? It’s easy.  I’d like to see a photo of you in some sort of fishing or hunting situation.  Show me your prize fish or a trophy buck.  Even if its a great fishing or hunting photo, send... Read more »

Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days this weekend

From the IL DNR… “Hunting and Fishing Days Festivals in Illinois are Sept. 25-26 Outdoor Recreation Featured at John A. Logan College and Silver Springs SFWA SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – National Hunting and Fishing Days will be celebrated in Illinois with popular annual festivals at John A. Logan College in Carterville and Silver Springs State Fish... Read more »

Ice Tent news...

This press release came in from Frabill.  Fall is here and we’re not that far away from first  ice.  Start checking out the ice tents now and be ready for the best ice fishing of the season while others are scrambling to find the right ice tent.  Check this one out….. DESIGNATION OF ‘PRO’ TAKEN... Read more »

Fishing a chore? Frabill is up to the "Task"

This press release came in from Frabill.  Hmmm… never to early to start thinking of buying Christmas gifts huh?  Someone, please send this link to my wife… “All Purpose Task Glove fits like a batting glove and feels like hand-warming pockets.  Jackson, Wis. – There is a perpetual tug-of-war on the ice. On one hand... Read more »

More photos from the Radio Show Trip to Mille Lacs MN

Slowly but surely more photos are coming in from the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show fall trip to Mille Lacs MN. As you can see in the slide show, the guys did pretty well and had a lot of fun.

Bizz Baiting Bass

I got to fish with Brian Souza, the maker of Bizz Baits, a new line of soft plastics.  Brian and I fished Wildcat, Big and Little Kitten Lakes and did pretty well caching largemouth and smallmouth bass.   We used Brian’s Bizz Baits exclusively.  Check out Brian’s website at   I think you’ll agree that they’re... Read more »

Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season Begins Oct. 16

This came in from the IL DNR….. “Trout to be stocked at 37 locations SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The 2010 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens Saturday, Oct. 16 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller announced today. “The fall colors and autumn weather make it... Read more »