Archive for June 2011

Fishing by Accident

In the summer of my 40th year I stepped up to the edge of a river, cast a lure into it and reeled it back. I had never fished a river before and had no clue what I was doing. A couple of hours later I had lost a few lures to the rocky bottom... Read more »

Fish the DuPage

For the DuPage River, it’s branches and main stem, you’ll be surprised at how much public access there is. You’ll hear individuals and groups talk about how spots on the DuPage River shouldn’t be given away so freely. I think the heads of the Forest Preserve Districts would be disappointed in that attitude. The FPD’s... Read more »

Fish the Fox

For overall Fox River watershed information, the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership site is well worth perusing. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the Fox River and virtually all of the creek watersheds that feed into it, including how to preserve and protect this fine river system. I’ve been involved with this group for... Read more »

Battling Big Bass

While putting away the laundry I turn on the tube to something mindless for the company. On one of the outdoors channels was a show called Big Bass Battle. I never watch stuff like this and I thought it might be a good time to catch up on what I’ve been missing. Sidebar: Always let... Read more »