January 31, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family's mutt.

 

Coming out of the trail, formerly a side rail at the edge of the town pond, and  back toward the civilization of town, I could not help but think on edges.

 

The edge of night and day was start...

January 31, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

The muskie forum Friday evening was the highlight of Day 2 of the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoors Expo.

 

I was glad I was able to sneak away from the Stray Casts booth (booth 22) for the hour-plus. Here are some notes from Day 2, mostly off the muskie...

January 30, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

 

Notes from sitting with Johnny Mouratides of Odin Outdoors most of Thursday at booth 22 at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Thursday on opening day.

 

The show runs through Sunday the Schaumburg Convention Center.

 

  • The most i...

January 30, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

 

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family's mutt.

 

As we crossed the side rail separating the town from the wildness of the town pond, I heard the hammering of a woodpecker on a tree by the southwest corner of the north old clay pit.

 

I was k...

January 29, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

You bet that the Stray Casts crew and more will be at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoors Show at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

 

It opens at noon today and will close a bit early, at 3 p.m. Sunday, in time for the Big Game.

 

And I expect to see SRO...

January 29, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family's mutt.

 

Cheap jokes hang with me. Or I hang with them.

 

Naturally, venturing out this morning, I noticed the sidewalks and side streets were all kinds of slick with something--mist, conde...

January 29, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

Ken ``The Lakefront Lip'' Schneider knows something about fishing for yellow perch.

He has the unofficial, but verified record for heaviest perch caught off Chicago.

 

That is why the whole thing with the world record recognized by the International Game Fish...

January 29, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

 

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family’s mutt.

 

Shortly after we crossed the side rail separating us the town from the wildness of the town pond, I noticed, despite the melting of some sn...

January 29, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

This site and our outdoors media company is named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off my outdoors column on Wednesdays in the Sun-Times since April 2, 2003....

January 28, 2015

Dale Bowman

 

Mulling things on my morning ramble with Lady, our family’s mutt.

 

A multitude of rabbit tracks crisscrossed the sidewalks and roads in town as we set off...

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