Archive for February 2011

Wrangler Rugged Wear is great for fishing

Here’s a press release that came in from Wrangler.  Many of the items that you see me wearing on the Illinois Outdoors TV show include Wrangler shirts and jeans.  They have a great line of camo clothing too.  Check out this new information…  Functional Fabrics and Features Stand Out in Fishing, Hiking, and Adventure Collections  GREENSBORO, N.C.... Read more »


This just came in.. Bro can really catch them fish,  He’s like a magnet. Easy casting BIONIC PANFISH™ Fishing Line is the new “Clear-Camo” choice. Bemidji, MN – Take a stroll down the fishing line aisle at your local outdoor retailer and you will find a staggering number of options, including a bunch of so-called... Read more »

Kevin VanDam on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show

Ray Ludkevicz and I are proud to announce that Kevin VanDam, winner of the the 41st Bassmasters Classic in New Orlean last week joined us on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show Wednesday, February 23rd.   Kevin told us and our listeners all about the Classic and how he caught 69 pounds 11 ounces of fish in... Read more »

Last Ice Derby of the year... And the ice is good!

Hermann’s Lowlife Bar and Grill will host it’s Ice Fishing Derby this Sunday, February 27 at Neilon’s Channel, Port Barrington, IL. (300 Center St.) Sign up begins at 5:30 AM.  Cost is $5 entry, $5 big fish kitty.  For details call 847 639 9644. I received an email from Marcy at Hermann’s, giving a report... Read more »

A Diamond in the Rough

WOW, these surely look like some great new baits that need to be in the tackle box.  Check out this press release from Northland Tackle….   LIVE-FORAGE® WEEDLESS SPOON slithers through cover but can’t hide for long   Bemidji, Minn. – In nature, the critical goal of prey is to blend in, to hide from... Read more »

Kevin VanDam busts records as he claims 4th Bassmaster Classic victory

Kevin VanDam wins 4th Classic – photo courtesy of Bassmaster BASS This press release just came in telling about Kevin VanDam’s 4th Bassmaster Classic win NEW ORLEANS — The number four, how sweet it is — for Kevin VanDam, that is. Arguably the world’s best bass angler, the Kalamazoo, Mich., pro claimed his fourth Bassmaster... Read more »

A real hero saves man who falls through the ice

A real hero saves man who falls through the ice
A freind of mine, Jerry Bauer sent me a message today, telling me about an incident that occured while ice fishing today.  Jerry is a true hero.   Let me share his story with you in his own words…. Hey Don an ice fishing update: early and late ice dangers,i was in michigan yesturday with a... Read more »

Van Dam has heafty lead at 11 AM at the Bassmasters Classic

Kevin Van Dam has close to 61 pound of fish so far for 3 days.  He has 19 pounds in the livewell today as of 11 AM.  He along with the top 13 anglers ( at 11 am) are Bass Trakk enabled meaning fish caught and current weight can be monitored.  He is in the... Read more »

Hobie now has two new kayak models for fishing

Don Dziedzina in his Hobie Pro Angler I have two Hobie fishing boats and they are the Hobie Pro Angler.  They’re great boats for fishing.  They are 14 feet long, 38 inches wide, have the MirageDrive and plenty of storage.  I’ve fished out of them often and caught many fish.  One of my favorite TV shows is fishing out... Read more »

Photos from Chicagolands Biggest Outdoor Show - The Tinley Park Show

Jillian Gill, Cabela’s in Hammond, IN, Austin Goody, Outdoor Kid of the Year, and Director Marc Miller of the Illinois DNR Below is a series of photos from the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show that was held last weekend.  It was a great show, well attended and enjoyed by all.  To the right is Austin Goody,... Read more »