Illinois Outdoors

  • A Lifetime of Blessings – Lady Luck and Annie

    May 15, 2022
    Dave Barus
    A Lifetime of Blessings - Lady Luck and Annie
    When do women outfish men?  Chilly air and morning fog make little difference.   Is it luck when you catch a limit…and you are the only woman around? When we talk to ourselves when fishing, are we talking to the fish too? A higher power? Annie shares her experiences and connections on the ...
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  • 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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