Archive for November 2010

Fishing and hunting report from Anglin Outdoors

“Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan streams are super low and clear which has made fishing very tough on most days. Basically if it isn’t cloudy you need to fish the first and last hour of light. Hopefully rain this week will amount to something other than damp grass and some of the steelhead that slid... Read more »

Tech tips for your ice auger

Tech tips for your ice auger from Strikemaster…. For more info on Strikemaster ice augers visit  Q: What gasoline should I use? A: Use winter blend premium fuel. In Minnesota, winter blend can be purchased starting in November until April. Other states, check with your local station for winter blend. Don’t use old gas... Read more »

A newsletter from the Northwoods

Here’s the latest newsletter from our friends in the Northwoods.   I can’t wait.  In December, I’m heading up north for a few days for a Christmas Party and some ice fishing.  I’ve always wanted to spend some time in the Northwoods at Christmas time.  Finally, the time has come… “Forest Lake Country Store – Great... Read more »

Collecting sheds extends deer hunting season

This just came in from Don Gasaway and the Williamson County Tourism Bureau…. “The warm winter sun reflects off an ivory spike sticking up out of the snow.  It is a shed, a deer antler dropped by a buck that nor longer has use for it.  Nature’s way of telling the buck that the mating... Read more »

68,037 Illinois Deer harvested during opening weekend

The preliminary numbers are in from the IL DNR…. “Hunters in Illinois Take Preliminary Total of Firearm deer season resumes Dec. 2-5 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 68,037 deer during the opening weekend of the 2010 Illinois firearm deer season,... Read more »

Duke O'Malley given the Man of the Year Award

Last week the South Side Muskie Hawks Chapter of Muskies, Inc. honored Duke O’Malley for his many years of service and dedication to the outdoors industry.  As an oudoor writer for many years, Duke has come to be known by just about every Chicagoland fisherman and hunter through his many columns.  Many people remember Duke the most for... Read more »

Terminal Tackle Redefined

This press release just came in.  Very interesting and like the title says, terminal tackle has been redefined.  It’s improvements like that that make fishing more fun…. “Breakthrough Aquateko products solve angling dilemmas and open new doors Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – If you’ve ever wondered why you go to so much trouble making your bait... Read more »

Cool underware that will keep you warm

I really don’t want it to get real cold, but on the otherhand, it sure will help with the hunting here in Northern Illinois.  We’re supposed to get a cold snap at the end of the week and just wearing camo pants will not be good enough for a few days of waterfowl hunting. I... Read more »

Tinley Park Fishing Show into its 18th year

From the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show… “On February 12 and 13, 2011, Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show manager Rich Komar will be able to say that the show is now 18 years old and still growing. It’s amazing that this once called “small show” is now one of the largest in the... Read more »

Outdoor Shows not just for men

From the America’s Outdoor Show…. “Step aside, gentlemen…Women in the world of the outdoors will take high priority when the longest running outdoors show in Chicagoland, America’s Outdoor Show, returns to the Stephens Expo Center in Rosemont, January 26 through 30, 2011. Show promoter, Jim Sugarman, relates, “One thing that has been requested of the... Read more »