Archive for September 2012

The Venerable Chevy Suburban

The Chevy Suburban can easily be touted as the "Great-Grandfather" of today's modern SUV's.
The Chevy Suburban first put rubber to road in 1934, making it one of the longest-living vehicle models in auto history. This vehicle could easily be viewed as the great-grandfather of today’s SUVs. It was developed as a “station wagoned-bodied” version of the popular Chevrolet pickup truck. Although I have never owned one (I’m a... Read more »

IDNR Announces Sites to be Open for Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Youth Hunt Weekends Precede Start of Regular Waterfowl Seasons in Each Zone A number of Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas and recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2012 North Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt, Central Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt, South Central Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt and South... Read more »

Thinking Ice Fishing in Branson Missouri

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The chances of ice coming to Branson Missouri are pretty slim, but yet there was a lot of talk about ice fishing there when I was at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference.   At our Super Breakout afternoon, many corporate sponsors where there to show off new items to the writers.  Tony Boshold,... Read more »

Landmeier speaks at Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting

The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc.  meets on the second Tues. of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes and raffles. To learn how to catch a muskie, or more muskies, or... Read more »

Frabill at the AGLOW Super Breakout Afternoon

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At the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writer’s conference we have a Super Breakout afternoon where corporate sponsors provide writers with press kits and story ideas about the many products that are available in today’s outdoor market. In this short video, Pat Kalmerton, one of the Frabill pro staff members talks about some  Frabill products... Read more »

Just Like Clockwork

Brian Williams and Jerry Bush hit the jackpot this weekend.
I love being right when it comes to mushrooms.  On September 9th, just like clockwork, there were the mushrooms. Sheepshead (or Hen of the Woods) are Fall’s gift to the shroom-lovers of Illinois. This tasty fungus runs a fairly close second to the treasured spring morel when it comes to table fare. Sheepsheads are great... Read more »

Oak Lawn High School Bass Fishing

Just recevied an email from Coach Kuchyt from Oak Lawn High School’s fishing team.  I’d like to share what he sent over. Reading this there’s no doubt that High School Fishing is big…. and good. Don, Here’s a copy of our fall team newsletter.  We helped Walleye Chicago with their “take a vet fishing” event. ... Read more »

Shelbyville Fishing Report

We have experienced some cold nights and the water temps reflect that. They have dropped from 78 to 68 and the surface of the main lake looks to be turning over. However I am still getting my three man limit on crappie every day.It is the white bass that have slowed for me. My deep... Read more »

Fall Inland Trout Season Opens October 20

Fall Inland Trout Season Opens October 20
            The 2012 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller announced today. “Fishing is a great family activity and the fall trout season is a great opportunity to take the... Read more »

Some photos from the AGLOW outdoor writer's conference

Chateau on the Lake.
Last week I attended the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) annual conference in Branson Missouri. The conference was held at the Chateau on the Lake which lies on the shores of Table Rock Lake.  My wife Judy came along and enjoyed the trip as much as I did.   Our room was on the... Read more »