Tag: Shabbona Lake

New Fishing License Required Now!!!

The new license year in Illinois has begun as of April 1. Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov or by calling 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648). The 2017 licenses and stamps are valid through March 31, 2018,... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
If you have outdoor news, fishing reports or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News and Reports      Photos are at the end of this blog. Local pond reports by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don,  The bass bite on area lakes have been exceptional. With all the boxes of lures I have... Read more »

Fishing Reports and News - Updates

Fishing Reports and News - Updates
If you have fishing reports, photos or news to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are seen at the end of this post. Fishing Reports and News Walleyes UnlimitedMeeting  Update Illinois Meeting, Wednesday, rch 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM American Legion Gurnee, IL We have just learned that our scheduled speaker for this month Tom... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017

Outdoor News and Reports - UPDATE March 7, 2017
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this Blog. Outdoor News and Reports Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers Report by Pat Harrison Well week 2 of the season I was out twice. Water temps are about the same 52 to 54 degrees. The up... Read more »

Panfish Tips for Spring

Panfish Tips for Spring
I enjoy the winter.  Hunting, ice fishing (when I can) and the outdoor shows are all great.  It all makes the cold weather season pass quickly.  But I’d like to share with you that one of the favorite pastimes for me and so many others is going after panfish.  With that in getting ready for... Read more »

Latest Outdoor News, UPDATE January 31, 2017

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If you have outdoor news, photos or reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are at the end of this blog. Latest Outdoor News UPDATE January 31, 2017 Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley Hey Don, Here is the first open water report of 2017. It was good to get out and catch... Read more »
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Outdoor Product Review - Stingray Fishing Line Cutter

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I’ve had the opportunity to review an outdoor product called the Stingray Fishing Line Cutter.    After trying it on mono and super lines it’s easy to say that I like it. The cutting blade is really sharp and cuts lines with ease leaving no frayed ends.  The cutter also works well cutting close to... Read more »

Latest News Reports and Photos - UPDATE! January 15, 2017

Latest News Reports and Photos - UPDATE!   January 15, 2017
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos to share, please send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net Photos are found at the end of this blog post. Latest News Reports and Photos – January 9, 2017 2017 Chicago Outdoor Sport Show Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Attractions – Click Here Buy Tickets Now! – $10 online... Read more »

Some photos from back in the old days.... for me

Some photos from back in the old days....   for me
Clearing off my desk in the office caused me to come upon a box with some old photos.  Yes, these were photos printed at the local Walgreens or Osco, not ones picked up off a CD or DVD. Got a little bit of a kick seeing photos that brought back some great memories from fishing... Read more »
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Enjoy Shabbona Ice

Enjoy Shabbona Ice
A year round favorite for walleyes, crappies and musky is Shabbona Lake.  During the ice season, it’s primarily considered a panfish lake, but if you look around to see what other ice anglers are doing, you’ll find that some many other species of fish are being caught. With safe ice on Shabbona Lake, located just... Read more »