Category: Outdoors Fun

Respect can open the doors to fishing opportunities

Respect can open the doors to fishing opportunities
I’ve been writing outdoor columns since the 1980’s.  On occasion I’d write about fishing small ponds; our close to home fishing possibilities.  Well, as you can imagine, some of those stories brought in a few emails by concerned property owners. This is understandable and I agree with the writers.  Let’s realize that many ponds are... Read more »

Time to think Boating Safety

Time to think Boating Safety
Stopping in at some of the boat shops is getting to be a pretty popular thing right about now.  Following Memorial Day weekend is usually the time when boat owners get their rigs out on the water for the first time each year. Picking up much needed supplies, getting the boat tuned up and replacing... Read more »

There's more than Fishing in Land O Lakes

Memorial Day is over. The piers are in.  The boat lift is in and full.  Flowers are planted. All the chores to prep the cabin  for summer are completed.   Now you just need a couple good excuses to enjoy the north woods! Here are two great events, and both of them help Land O’ Lakes.... Read more »
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Northwoods News

Northwoods News
I was just up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin last week and had a nice visit with my friend Mark Gostisha, owner of the Forest Lake Country Store.   My bride Judy and I enjoy these visits because we learn so much about what’s goin on in the northern Vilas County area.   Mark shares... Read more »

Outdoors News, Reports and Photos

Outdoors News, Reports and Photos
If you have outdoor news, photos or fishing reports to share, please send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Photos are at the end of this blog. Braidwood Lake Charity Tournament set for June 3 Exelon Generation’s 16th annual Braidwood “Fishing for a Cure” charity bass fishing tournament is just a few weeks away and there is still room... Read more »

Northwoods Supper Club Dining

Northwoods Supper Club Dining
Some might say that I don’t qualify as a food critic or being one who could write volumes about restaurants and what they serve.  But I beg to differ. The reality of it is that I’ve been eating all my like and believe it or not, I know what I like. My job, even though... Read more »
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The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017

The Latest Outdoor News Update May 4, 2017
If you have any outdoor news to share, photos or fishing reports, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News Kentucky Lake Fishing Report from Capt. Rich Bay Your fishing report for May 2, 2017 From the deck of the Kick n Bass pontoon Well, the last three weeks have been exciting! Fishing has been excellent for the most... Read more »

Illinois DNR News

Here is some of the latest news from the IL DNR. Firearm Deer Permit Applications:  Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2017 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30.  For more information, check the IDNR website at... Read more »

Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium

Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium
Rocktown Adventures, a specialty outdoor retailer and adventure club, will be hosting the second annual Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium on May 20 and 21 at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, IL. This educational and family-friendly event is designed for anglers and paddlers of all skill levels. “We are excited to be hosting this... Read more »
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Latest Outdoor News

Latest Outdoor News
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. LATEST OUTDOOR NEWS Photos are at the end of this post. Wisconsin Fishing Expo in Madison this Weekend Anglers can expect the same quality vendors, and many new ones as well, but the new second floor will feature a extensive wildlife... Read more »