Chicago outdoors: Jimmy Carter, backyard buck, fishing stuff, sturgeon
A backyard buck, Jimmy Carter and fly fishing, family fishing stuff and perspective on Wisconsin’s 2020 sturgeon spearing come in notes around Chicago outdoors.
Notes come from around Chicago outdoors.
BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED
Brian DeKoatz, of Lake Barrington, emailed, ``Here’s a couple of BOTW submissions from our trail cam at our feeder and heated bird bath.’’ That’s knowing I love trail cam photos and big bucks.
BOTW Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs as apt 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.
March 28-29: Dyer, Ind., (219) 515-2197
Thursday, March 5: North Shore dinner, Kenilworth Club. Contact Scott Martin, (312) 961-2908, or Jon Rick, (773) 771-4974
Friday, March 6: Central Kane County dinner, Riverside Receptions, Geneva. Contact Bob Walker, (630) 234-8497, or Phil Eggen, (815) 482-3999
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Saturday, March 7: About Boating Safely, Waukegan, Curt Schumacher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 4: Lake Michigan fisheries workshops (first of three around the area), Michigan City (Ind.) City Hall, 6-8:30 p.m.
Click here for the master list of shows, swap meets and seminars.
Wednesday-Sunday, March 4-8: Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.
Thursday, March 5: Midwest Musky Club’s Mega Raffle Fundraiser, Village Sportsman’s Club, Alsip
Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8: Northern Illinois Boat Show, New Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake
Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8: Illinois Taxidermist Association convention, Decatur Hotel & Conference Center
Saturday, March 7: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows High School
Saturday, March 7: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance’s Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion
Saturday, March 7: Fox River Valley chapter of Muskies Inc.’s annual banquet, Schaumburg Golf Club
Sunday, March 8: Quad County Hawg Hunters’ Fishing Flea Market, Plano American Legion, email@example.com or 815-286-7170
``My 80-year-old father has Alzheimer’s and he has collected a vast array of fishing stuff these past few years. The majority of it is unused with a lot of it still in the packages it came in. My mother and I would like to donate the stuff and see it go to a few different organizations that promote fishing to young people.’’
A: Contact me if you are interested. This is more than just cleaning out the garage.
51st: Ranking, out of 80 years of records of the 491 sturgeon speared on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin during the 2020 season. Total harvest for Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes was 811.
``But at the same time, fly fishing to me opened up just a new panorama of challenge, because you have to learn the intricacies of streams, of currents, of water temperature, of different kinds of fly hatches, how to tie your own flies, which you wouldn’t ordinarily do in other kinds of fishing.’’
Jimmy Carter, the only president who was an expert fly fisher, quoted in the New York Times, May 4, 1991.