September 21, 2015

Some really big muskie came from Shabbona Lake over the weekend, including three 45 inches or longer. This one at 46.5 inches was the longest.


The coolest photo was of a 45-incher.

Clint Sands at Lakeside said that bucktails took all but one muskie reported over the wee...

April 21, 2015

Big muskie, big walleye and big hybrids, Heidecke Lake, the former cooling lake near Morris, Ill., is right on the cusp of taking off.


I would note that prime fishing time may be pushed back a week or so by the cold weather this week, but it is ready by the reports and...

February 18, 2015

I always have mixed feelings about the Fish of the Year program in Indiana. The latest list is just out.


In part, my ambiance is because I always look through the species list and know that some of the winners are not even close to the best or longest (this is base...

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...

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