April 20, 2015

The greening of the trail this morning pulled up memories of hiking the Appalachian Trail.


Walking down the trail, formerly a side rail, above the south old clay pit reminded like hiking down the AT in the spring in Georgia and North Carolina.

The difference between the...

April 17, 2015

Here's the generational difference. Last night our second son was looking for a coconut for a music appreciation project. He ended up driving to two stores in two different towns, maybe seven miles of city driving apart.


And he said Google Maps led him around wrong. He...

April 15, 2015

Under emergency rule, hopefully soon to be permanent, the seasonal fishing closures on Trail Creek and the East Branch of the Little Calumet River, which used to be in place to protect stocked salmon and trout, have been lifted.


That's effective immediately, as in...

April 11, 2015


Ryan ``Ski'' Kwiecinski has a plan for his Relay for Life team: A Fishing for a Cure Bass Fishing Tournament.


It will be Sunday, April 19, on the Des Plaines River out of Big Basin Marina in Channahon. The tournament will be from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.


All of the $70 entr...

April 10, 2015

Spots remain for one of the bigger charity fishing tournaments in the area, actually it might be the biggest, the ``Fishing for a Cure'' tournament at Braidwood Lake.

Last year was a record setter on many levels, including in fundraising, but also for the catching.



April 10, 2015

The steady spread of lake whitefish in southern Lake Michigan is of major interest to Solomon David, an aquatic ecologist at the Shedd Aquarium.

He noticed the Fish of the Week on Wednesday in the Sun-Times outdoors page was a whitefish from the Chicago lakefront.


He is...

April 8, 2015

STRAY CAST: Jeff Samardzija’s retaliations remind me of finding out an admired dry-fly fisherman tips his Royal Coachmans with maggots. The Cubs opener was like foul-hooking a bighead carp....

April 8, 2015

Most who ice-fished for walleye on Lake Erie this year will not find this hard to believe: Prospects look good for several species on Lake Erie.

OK, maybe I just wanted to post this video.


Here is the word and the latest bags from the Ohio DNR:


Lake Erie Anglers

April 7, 2015

I went looking for morels on Sunday, our last day around Table Rock Lake.


Even that far south, it ``did not smell right'', as my late father-in-law used to say when it was too early to find them.


But Sunday was our last full day at my mother-in-law's, a trip with a mix...

April 6, 2015

Each time I head out on International Fishing Trips, one of my goals is to try and visit a local tackle store. Often, these stores have some great lures which we do not have access to here in the USA.  For example, I recently visited Fish Finder in Suriname.  The store...

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