The wintry shore fishing at Powerton Lake produced Ricardo Cruz’s first blue catfish and earned him Fish of the Week honors.
The Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium have a piece of the record number of visitors to Chicago, but more could be drawn in outdoors activities.
Ice fishing again extends virtually everywhere around Chicago fishing, even on some of the rivers, for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
A white opossum in the snow, a quip on Pike County trophies, a trail cam deer are all part of these notes around Chicago outdoors.
Olivia Vondrak, 14, caught six muskies in a week on Lake of the Woods to be champion of the Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail’s Youth Honor Roll.
A couple ice-fishing events, a few outdoors shows & a free day at the Field Museum are a few things in Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Ice fishing makes catching perch tougher on the Chicago lakefront, but John Ramsey’s Fish of the Week shows the reward of making the effort.
Hunting is a tradition and this Buck of the Week celebrates that tradition.
Moving-in days for the Boat Show always have stories; the Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show opens today and runs through Sunday at McCormick Place South.
While the brutal cold eases, ice fishing keeps growing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Deer harvest during Illinois’ archery season, which ends Sunday, remains well ahead of the pace in the 2016-17.
The 2018 Farm Bill could have, we hope in a good way, much impact on Illinois outdoors; you can learn much more at three forums Downstate next week.
A buck in winter, those winter birds in snow and, yes, surfers in icy Lake Michigan are in the note package around Chicago outdoors.
Red foxes bring surprise, joy and color, even in suburban and urban areas.
Some thoughts on kids in fishing and how to make it stick to go along with a few notes from the Chicago Muskie Expo.