Archive for November 2010

Hobie Cat line of kayaks are growing

I have two Hobie Pro Anglers.  They’re great for fishing and I love em.  My most recent trip with mine was at Shabbona Lake.  Shabbona has a 10 HP limit.  My tin boat has a 115 HP motor so all I can do is use the electric trolling motor there.   With my Pro Angler, I... Read more »

Duck report on Day 2

DaRosa reports from Missouri on day two of duck hunting.  Looks like he’s having fun…  Check out the slide show… Hey Buddy…..Rich Partak, Kevin Hogan  Pat Salomone and I had another great day of duck hunting in SE Missouri.  Todays hunt very much different from yesterdays….it was cold, low cloud cover and a strong westerly wind.  By... Read more »

Duck hunting down south

Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show has been doing some duck hunting down south.  Here’s an email that he send to me sharing how his first day went… “Don,   Rich Partak and myself arrived in southern Missouri late Sunday night,  just in time to get a couple hours of  sleep before our 4am... Read more »

Muskie fishing with the kids

Here’s an email and photo that came from John M. Great fish Matthew.  Good job! “Matthew (11 yrs old from Mount Prospect) caught his 1st Musky 45 inches while fishing with his cousins Samantha (11 yrs old from Glenview) and Johnny (10 yrs old, Glenview) in Wisconsin last week.” Get the kids out fishing or hunting when... Read more »

Getting the kids out hunting

Here’s another email that came from Matt R. with a couple photos.  It’s good that kids are being introduced to the outdoors and as a family, they’re enjoying some pheasant hunting. “Hey Don heres a few pheasant photos from the weekend.  Shot out in Odell Illinois area wild birds believe it or not great to... Read more »

Big Bull Redfish are waiting for you in Alabama's Gulf

From our friends at the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Tourism…. “Battling Bull Redfish Has Begun Off Alabama’s Gulf Coast  11/12/2010 – Armed with only 10- to 12-pound-test line, wimpy spinning tackle and top-water bass lures, as well 3/4-ounce jigs, the men and women who do battle with the bull redfish this winter already have started their... Read more »

Another Trophy Buck taken from the Boneyard

Tim Richardson with a nice Boneyard Outfitter 11 point buck. Great deer hunting is in Southern Illinois. I received some information from Ryan McCollum of the Boneyard Outfitters ( regarding a big buck that was taken this week from some of their property.   The Boneyard Outfitters are located in Southern Illinois.  This deer came from... Read more »

Trophy Buck taken west of Chicagoland.

I received an email from Achille Bruno who wanted to share a  breif hunting story and a photo of a tropy buck that he got here in norhtern Illinois.  Congratulations on the nice buck Archie!  Thanks for sharing your story with us.  That’s a beautiful 10 pointer. If you have a story to tell and... Read more »

Illinois Outdoors TV Product of the Week

Illinois Outdoors TV features a Product of the Week within the TV show.  Each week some new and useful products for the outdoors will be featured.  This week, outdoor products from the Zippo Company will be featured.  Items show will be very useful for the camper, angler or hunter.  For infomration on Zippo products, visit... Read more »

New Book is guide for ice fishing

This just came in…. “The Ink is Dry, Actually Frozen on “Ice Fishing, The Ultimate Guide” New ice fishing book is turning heads like tripped tip-ups in a mob of anxious anglers Ottawa, Ontario – Ice Fishing -The Ultimate Guide is the edgiest and most comprehensive guide to help ice fishing enthusiasts catch more and bigger... Read more »