Stray Casts Past Shows
January 9, 2016
They were already pulled up to the gym doors and taking stuff in early this morning for the St. Anne Outdoorsman Show at St. Anne Community High School in southeast Kankakee County.
It is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. The show benefits the boys basketball team, which is why coa...
January 8, 2016
Jim Polka captured the essence of this weekend as the beginning of the outdoors shows around Chicago when he replied on Facebook, ``Great weekend for it . . . Crappy weather and poor ice conditions.''
So it is prime time wander around inside and check out a show.
January 7, 2016
Let me explain.
Partially why I rambled off late enough this morning with Lady to catch a spectacular dawn.
And partially explain why the video of the Violent Femmes doing ``Blister in the Sun'' is up on my laptop screen while Pat Renwick does things with an oversized s...
Just a heads up if heading out to a lake or property of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the fee structure changed with the new year.
I have not checked yet what it means in terms of Carlyle Lake (right), where the Illinois High School Association holds its annual sta...
January 5, 2016
Indiana has put another 25 depth maps online. That brings it to 185 depth maps for Indiana lakes. Click here to access that.
Among those lakes added were Upper and Lower Fish Lake in LaPorte County.
The photo at the right is of one of the lakes already in the syste...
I pulled together a few more things on ice fishing today while trying to compile lists of access points for the Chain O'Lakes area and updating the regulations on area public sites.
I will probably have that finalized tomorrow. I am missing a couple things.
Along the w...
January 3, 2016
From the antics and honor of making the annual Jay The Joke Holiday Cookbook to goose pastrami for the holidays, I think of food from the outdoors opening the outside to more inside folks.
What better way to do it? Food is the great universal for all of us.
When I thin...
January 2, 2016
Ice fishing begins around the northern edges of the Chicago area for the brave or the daring, depending how you like your ice fishing.
They started getting out Friday on a few spots on the Chain O'Lakes yesterday, said staff at Triangle Sports and Marine in Antioch.
January 1, 2016
As Lady and I looked at the ice forned overnight in the protected southeast corner of the south old clay pit, it occured to me that we might actually have enough ice by tomorrow morning to test walking on it.
I wasn't sure we would see that this winter h...
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