Illinois Outdoors

  • Anglers’ Best Tool Kit, and Where to Keep It – 3 Essential Tools No Angler Should Be Without

    September 2, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Anglers’ Best Tool Kit, and Where to Keep It - 3 Essential Tools No Angler Should Be Without
    3-Tool Package: Scissors, Needle-nose Pliers/Crimpers, Hook Remover  Cut wire, mono, braid easily…and will cut off hook shanks when required High-Quality – priced under $45 Today’s fishermen are gearheads, no doubt about it. There are a myriad of specific rods, reels, lures, terminal tackle, and accessories to help them be successful in freshwater and ...
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  • The “SpoonCrank” Tackle Box provides Tangle-free Lure Access

    July 14, 2021
    Dave Barus
    The "SpoonCrank" Tackle Box provides Tangle-free Lure Access
    Lure organization for crankbaits and spoons – tangle free lure access means less wasted fishing time Wet protection, rubber seal barrier in the cover Transportation vibration isolation, keeps shiny lures shining Partition by color, size, lure type – store up to 90 spoons or 50 crankbaits, or any combination By Forrest Fisher Ever ask yourself, ...
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  • Milford Lake offers Kansas Wonderland for Giant Crappie

    June 24, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Milford Lake offers Kansas Wonderland for Giant Crappie
    By David M. Zumbaugh, images by Jon Blumb A generous offer for a guided May crappie fishing trip on a premier reservoir in Kansas buoyed my spirits after the restraining misery of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a long-time member of the Outdoor Communicators of Kansas (OCK) has its privileges! The weather ...
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  • Florida Summer Adventure – VISIT a Sustainable Dairy Farm!

    June 23, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Florida Summer Adventure - VISIT a Sustainable Dairy Farm!
    See and learn where milk comes from, cow to bottle, then taste the real deal. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Farm Kitchen and store. Kids can play in the 5-acre picnic area and dig for shark teeth there. Sunny days in Florida offer a chance for new wild adventure, especially now with ...
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