February 28, 2015

By Pat Renwick 

 

With the outdoor show season and the 45th Annual Bass Master Classic now in our wake it is time to dive head first into the yoo-hoo
stained waters of Straycasts.net. It was a pleasure to meet many of you at the shows, talk fishing and promote the soon t...

February 28, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

A crow cawed as Lady and I rambled off this morning just after dawn. That's a natural reference for me.

 

Spock on the other hand, not so much.

 

Either Dr. Spock or Mr. Spock.

 

Yesterday, I finally asked my wife what was the big deal about Leonard Nimoy dyin...

February 27, 2015

By Bob Daly

 

 

The 2015 sturgeon spearing season ended this past Saturday, Feb 21. On the Lake Winnebago system, a total of 2,158 sturgeon were harvested making it the 6th highest harvest on record. The largest sturgeon of the season was a monster weighing 137.5lbs...

February 27, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

It's another one of those packed weekends if you are looking for inside stuff to do before open-water returns.

 

 

The  big return of open-water fishing begins with the reopening of Braidwood Lake to fishing on Sunday.

 

My plans are to walk the shoreline on...

February 25, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

Sometimes it boils down to the the promise is as good as the thing itself.

 

 

There was a promise of sun as Lady, the family's mutt, and I set out this morning. Sparrows and finches flitted around the feeders on the front porch.

 

I will take the promise of...

February 25, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

STRAY CAST: Jon Lester's talking about a Cubs' World Series is like smelt netters talking about a lakefront smelt fry (without stopping at Jewel first0: There are historical realities in Chicago.

 

(This site and our outdoors media company are named for th...

February 24, 2015

By Bob Daly 

 

Had the opportunity to fish a few ponds at the Giant Goose Ranch which is located near Canton, Illinois on Saturday, Feb 22. The Giant Goose Ranch is owned and managed by the Herman Brothers. The Goose Ranch lays on 8.8 acres of land with access to 52...

February 23, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

Just reminder that there is an infornamtional meeting Thursday night on the Lake Michigan fisheries, as usual, it will be at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources offices  in Des Plaines, Ill.

 

I don't think there will be any earth-shatter...

February 21, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

Even before we set out, Lady wanted to get out the pair of gray squirrels messing around on our front porch below the bird feeders.

 

It is frolicking season.

 

And dare we say? Spring is coming.

 

Just a lively morning, and I needed one. Almost as much as I n...

February 20, 2015

By Dale Bowman

 

We had talked about doing a Stray Casts day in Indianapolis at the Ford Boat, Sport and Travel Show, but that will wait until next year when we have some experience putting on our podcasts and know how to do it in a travel environment.

 

That Indianapolis...

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