Archive for March 2012

IL DNR examines their deer management program

Deer hunters, this is something you may be interested in seeing… from the IL DNR. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is examining its deer management program to determine if modifications are needed to hunting seasons and regulations – and to the effort focused in select northern Illinois counties to reduce the deer population... Read more »

Talking Turkey this weekend

Talking Turkey this weekend
A good friend of mine, Ken Ingo will be talking turkey at the Turkey Classic this Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25. The Turkey Classic will be at the Bass Pro Shops in Bolingbrook and Ken Will be doing his seminars on Saturday from 1-3pm and Sunday 1-3pm. His seminars will be on turkey calls and... Read more »

Local Pond Report by Husker

Local Pond Report by Husker
Husker sent me a pond report.  He was a regular for helping me with fishing reports on the local scene when I did the reports for the Tribune. Check out what Husker reported… Hey Don,  Can you believe this weather! It’s getting kind of freaky with 7 straight days of record temps. The ponds are... Read more »
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Southern Illinois Fishing Report

Southern Illinois Fishing Report
I heard from Ron DaRosa that the southern Illinois boys had a great weekend on the water. Ron sent over a fishing report and I’d like to share it with the readers. I want to cut right to the chase and welcome Zach Liddell who is the son of good friend Keith to our circle.... Read more »

Illinois Walleye Trail has successful tournament

Illinois Walleye Trail has successful tournament
The Illinois River is starting to give up some nice sauger and walleyes. Adam Sandor of the Illinois Walleye Trail sent me a report from their recent tournament which shows some good catches.  Congrats to all who did so well.   Here’s Adam’s report Well, for the first time in quite a few events the Illinois... Read more »

Time for crappie fishing on Lake Shelbyville - report from Steve Welch

Time for crappie fishing on Lake Shelbyville - report from Steve Welch
Guide Steve Welch reports that the crappie are really biting. In a recent email Welsh said, “We are targeting channel banks on main lake from point six down to point two.  The fish are suspended down fifteen-feet in much deeper water over and in wood. Since the water is gin clear I am sticking with... Read more »
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Don Dziedzina speaks at the Arlington Anglers Fishing Club

Don Dziedzina speaks at the Arlington Anglers Fishing Club
On March 20 at 7 PM I’ll be doing a seminar on fishing the cooling lakes and local waters for the Arlington Anglers Fishing Club at the Cabela’s, 5225 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estate. At each meeting the Arlington Angles have door raffles, prize raffle and a modest $2.00 meeting fee for members and a $7.00 meeting... Read more »

Silver Carp shot by bowhunter near Brandon Locks

Silver Carp shot by bowhunter near Brandon Locks
Just got word from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois that BAI Director Chuck White shot the first silver carp on the DesPlaines River by the Brandon Locks. DeVries beleives that this is also the first silver carp found in this area.   The BAI has shot many bighead carp in this part... Read more »

Apply for deer permits online now

Apply for deer permits online now
Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online now through April 30 for the first lottery drawings for 2012 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits through DNR Direct. Click on the Online Services tab on the IDNR website home page at www.dnr.illinois.gov.   Application forms in PDF format will be available online in late March. ... Read more »
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New report out on Asian carp

New report out on Asian carp
Federal agencies release first interim report on Asian carp environmental DNA results interpretation.  We have much concern about Asian carp coming up the Sanitary and Ship canal and the Calumet River into Lake Michigan.  Here is what came out in the report. Members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) released March 15 the... Read more »