Tag: bighead carp

Bow Fishing Association of Illinois Hosts River Clean Up Day

Bow Fishing Association of Illinois Hosts River Clean Up Day
The Bowfishing Association of Illinois will be hosting an Illinois River Spring Clean Up event at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday, April 23rd at 4 AM. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to bring their boat and fish barrels to fill with as much trash as can be collected.  Plastic, cans, old fishing... Read more »

Aaron and Denny Sands do opening seminar at the Schaumburg Show

Aaron and Denny Sands do opening seminar at the Schaumburg Show
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Shedd Aquarium Launches Great Lakes "Fish Finder" App

Shedd Aquarium Launches Great Lakes "Fish Finder" App
Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time. I just learned that the Shedd Aquarium officially launched their new Great Lakes... Read more »
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Fishing the Rock River

Fishing the Rock River
During the dog days of summer, those who love to fish are always looking for a new hot spot.  There is one that I learned about and it just gets better and better as the fishing season seems to be shutting down.  But I’m not talking about bass, walleye or muskie fishing.  I’m talking catfishing... Read more »

Great News for the upcoming "Schaumburg Show" Chicagolands hottest outdoor show

Gerald Swindle speaks on Opening Day
Everything is falling into place.  There’s a lot going on with the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo that’s coming to Schaumburg for the 3rd year this January. First of all, Jim DaRosa and I will be doing a live broadcast of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show on opening night, January 29th.   We’ll have... Read more »
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Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago

Kentucky Lake is not far from Chicago
What I normally say at the end of my TV Show, Illinois Outdoors,  is that “Great Fishing is not that far away.”  It’s become a trademark for what I do. Chicago and northern Illinois is the home of many people, many outdoorsmen and women.  And I’ve learned over the years that it is the Chicago... Read more »

Illinois DNR News

This the latest news sent out by the Illinois DNR.  Many items need for you to act on soon. Apply Now for Resident Firearm/Muzzleloader Deer Permits:  Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online through April 30 for the first lottery drawings for 2014 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits through DNR Direct.  Just click... Read more »

Seeing Structure

A friend sent a link to me that was from the Ba-BaMail.com website.   It’s about photos from high tide and low tide. I find the photos quite interesting and helps prove the point that I’ve talked about in many seminars.   Take a look at the photos.  By clicking on each one you’ll see what the immediate... Read more »
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Don't do it!

Don't do it!
I’m down in Captiva Island Florida.  As a member of the Executive Board for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, we were fortuate enough to enjoy the warm weather and fishing that this Captiva – Sanibel area has to offer while we are here for our winter board meeting. There are many marinas on... Read more »