Archive for October 2011

Like Clockwork, Goose Opening Day, October 15th

Everyday at 7:45 AM I drive the back roads through the Fox Valley to get to the main road to go to work. The corn and soybean fields have been slowly getting cut and every day more corn and soybeans are gone. Same stretch, the same time, every day, the geese are overhead and in... Read more »

Illinois Fall Catchable Trout Program or Fishing in Hell

I posted this back in April for the Spring Illinois Catchable Trout Program. With the Fall Illinois Catchable Trout Program starting on October 15th, thought I would run it again. ____________________________ The 2011 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural... Read more »

It Smells.....Wonderful

Unless you’re standing talking to him, standing directly in front of him while he talks, you’ll never really know how wonderful this thing Bob Long, Jr. speaks of, smells. His voice will swoon slightly. His head will tilt a bit to the right. His hands will float up slightly as if filled with helium. And... Read more »

Vermont and the last of Irene, for now, maybe.

Ken Hall, aka Quill Gordon of The View From Fish in a Barrel Pond, has put up what he says is his last post about the aftermath of Irene. For now, maybe. He has a lot of pictures to go through and a long winter ahead of him. I think a paragraph from his most... Read more »

Almost like those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer My usual routine is to get 4 or 5 solid hours of sleep a night, then lay there till I have to get up to go do whatever it is I’m supposed to go do on any given day. Or piss like a race horse. Which ever comes... Read more »

Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't it?

Never did like that song much, but the premise is hard to argue with. Got in and along the Fox River today. Lots of color, but I wouldn’t say it’s peak color. An awful lot of leaves missing and falling and floating down the river. Might have made the fishing tougher than it needed to... Read more »

It's not too late to get out and enjoy this weather

Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking or just taking a stroll. Perfect weekend for all of those. The fall colors are shaping up beautifully. Plenty of info on here, just start following the links. Then get out and enjoy. Start Here

Suckin' up that October Sunshine

“What are you doing?” she asked. “Sitting here sucking up all that wonderful sunshine we’ve been having the last few days. You don’t get too many Octobers like this. The last one that comes close was 18 years ago. You know, the sun is one of the best sources of Vitamin D. So is milk... Read more »

Out of Office Reply

Well it’s Tuesday and here I sit, morning coffee depleted, piles of files waiting for revision, staring out my office window. It’s a position I find myself in many mornings around 10am… That middle morning breather. Frantic phone calls, rush orders, minor Monday dilemmas all corrected. Playing catch up all morning means you’ll be doing... Read more »

It's looking like this weekend will be as perfect as it gets

A little over a month ago, I put up a post: Seems Like a Perfect Weekend for Paddling Down a River It sure looks like another one is coming up this weekend. The water level on the Fox River is going to be perfect. The long range forecast is calling for perfect weather. The fall... Read more »