Archive for February 2012

Quick Tips to Cure the Winter Blues

Quick Tips to Cure the Winter Blues
Winter just won’t seem to let go. I don’t mind cold and snow, I live in Chicagoland after all. But by March, my thoughts turn to the sounds of turkeys gobbling or line peeling off my reel. I’ve had enough winter. Here are a few ideas to help fill in the weekends until spring rolls... Read more »

I'm a Grandfather

On February 28 Dusty, a German Shorthaired Pointer gave birth to 6 little puppies.  Five boys and one girl were born one day early and it sure brought a lot of excitement in our home. Several years ago, my daughter Lisa got a pup from Char Rutar of White River Kennels near Indianapolis, IN.   That... Read more »

Forest Lake Country Store Newsletter for March

Forest Lake Country Store Newsletter for March
Although I just returned from an ice fishing trip in Minnesota, it was only a matter of a couple day before my mind began to wander.  Today with 50 degree weather I can feel that spring is coming.  With that is some of the best fishing of the year. One thing that I enjoy is... Read more »

Tony Roach's fishing report

Here’s the latest video fishing report from Tony Roach who is up in Minnesota on Lake Mille Lacs. I experienced the same fishing last week in Grand Rapids MN.  Tony had stopped by when Jim DaRosa and I did a remote Radio broadcast from Grand Rapids. We had him on our show for a while... Read more »

Photos from atop 30 inches of ice

I’m back home now from Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  It was a good trip. I’ve never fished through 30 inches of ice before.  This was quite an experience.  Drilling holes with a power auger and digging down until the motor just about its the surface of the ice is incredible. I fished Bow String Lake with... Read more »

Ice fishing in Grand Rapids..... Minnesota

When I received the invitation to go ice fishing, I was told that we’d be fishing in Grand Rapids.   The first thing that came to mind was Grand Rapids, Michigan. Much to my surprise was that the trip would be to Grand Rapids Minnesota. Grand Rapids is located west of Deluth by about an hour... Read more »

Muskie through the ice

Ice fishing is something that many enjoy but right now we have to head north to find safe ice. Next week I’ll be heading to Grand Rapids Minnesota to ice fish for a couple days with Fishing and Outdoor Radio  co-host partner Jim DaRosa and the people from Frabill, MarCum Technologies and Visit Grand Rapids. ... Read more »

Salmon Unlimited hosts Swap Meet

Looking for some fishing gear at bargain prices?  Salmon Unlimited will be hosting their annual  Swap Meet where you can get some new and used fishing equipment.  Buy or trade.   The date is Saturday,  March 3rd, 2012 from  7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Exhibtors can begin setting up at 5:30 a.m. The SU Swap Meet... Read more »

Silver Cross opening soon but can they remove a hook?

Today was the open house at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. So I say to myself, self… I am impressed with this high-tech grand spanking new hospital that’s short ride across a corn field from my home.  Wait… I have a fishing and outdoor blog.  So how do I make this fit?  I ask,... Read more »

Carry and Conceal classes offered

Although it’s not very popular with Illinois politicians, there are quite a few Carry and Conceal classes being offered, more than one would think.  I just received info on two.  And there seems to be a lot of interest by Illinoians to attend these classes to get their permit. These seminars are a comprehensive study... Read more »