Notes come from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Curt Pazdro sent this bear photo from last weekend on a fishing trip with his All-American son Wyatt to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I’ll grab any chance to run a bear photo.
WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. Send nominations to @BowmanOutside on Twitter or Instagram, to Dale Bowman on Facebook or email BowmanOutside@gmail.com.
Oct. 11-12: Dyer, Ind., (219) 515-2197
Oct. 12-13: Joliet, (815) 727-4811
Oct. 19-20: Tinley Park, (708) 342-4200
Saturday: Sept. 28: Joliet, (815) 727-4811
Friday: Sept. 27: Fox River Valley dinner, Gaslite Manor Banquets, Aurora. Contact John Tricoci, (847) 456-7641
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Today, Sept. 23: Des Plaines, Chas. Hague, email@example.com
``For about three weeks in August, we saw a flotilla of pelicans on the pond along the Old Plank Road bike trail, the one between Central and Ridgeland Avenues, the headwaters of Butterfield Creek. . . . They disappeared, but a lone pelican has been at the pond this week. We’re used to seeing them on the Illinois River near Starved Rock, but this is the farthest north (and east) we’ve ever spotted them. Does this sound unusual to you?’’ Patty Houlihan
A: Unusual? Yes. Unheard of? No. Illinois has long been on the eastern fringe of their migration. In recent years, Braidwood Lake has even become a regular stop for squadrons of American white pelicans. I still marvel at them.
91.87: Pounds of a blue catfish caught by Tim Spence last Saturday during in the inaugural Alton Catfish Classic, according to The Telegraph. Click here for the story.
``Hey you never know, especially at this time of the year. They’re like the good witch in ``The Wizard of Oz,’’ they come and go so quickly around here. LOL.’’
Stacey Greene at Park Bait, on the coming and goings at Montrose Harbor of salmon and trout in fall.