Illinois Outdoors

  • Don’t spin your wheels! Hobie offers guide to kayak cart selection

    August 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Getting a kayak from your vehicle to the water can sometimes be the toughest challenge of the day. Save time and energy for the fish by outfitting your kayak with a set of wheels! One of the kayak angler’s most important accessories seldom reaches the water. The kayak cart! Wheeled kayak ... Read More >>
  • MONSTER CATCH puts spotlight on Illinois Lake Trout COMEBACK

    August 12, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Shawn Keulen’s 36-pound laker reported as 2nd largest fish taken from Lake Michigan so far this season Lake trout reproduction on Illinois reefs best on all Lake Michigan Goby addition to diet touted as key to natural laker reproduction  Capt. Shawn Keulen’s 36-pound lake trout was a big fish that shed ... Read More >>
  • Turn August ‘dog days’ into ‘frog days’ on Illinois lakes, pits and ponds

    August 11, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Hollow-bodied frogs draw bites from bass in thick cover even during the hottest weeks of the season Find fine froggin’ areas on natural lakes, reservoirs, ponds, strip pits, backwaters, development lakes and more Tackle match-ups and frog selection improve hook-up ratio By Mike Pehanich Sure, bass fishing in Illinois can get iffy during the ... Read More >>
  • “Living on the Ledge” with Jay Wallen at Kentucky and Barkley lakes

    August 3, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
      Kayak bass fishing star Jay Wallen provides ledge fishing tips Texas rig and Carolina rig worms and heavy jigs are key deep water tools Foot-controlled Mirage Drive on Hobie Pro Angler aids boat control By Mike Pehanich To WIN summer tournaments often means mining big bass from deep-water “ledges.” Here kayak pro Jay Wallen ... Read More >>