Mitch Sroka brought an outpouring of heart-felt appreciation after his death in a freak boat explosion Saturday at Wilmette Harbor.
A couple Chinook returned to shore early in Chicago over the weekend, spicing the summer doldrums for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
A well-photographed dragonfly, a big pumpkinseed, a woolly bear and zooplankton: are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.
Following Mark DuBois, an international ant expert, around while looking, listening and smelling during the BioBlitz at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.
Conservation World, rivers ripe for wading and the Humboldt Park Fishing Society picnic are in this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Big brown trout and Chinook are part of the draw for out-of-towners on Lake Michigan and earn Fish of the Week honors.
Stream fishing is more about the places and the memories than the fish, but there are plenty of fish to be caught in good streams.
With variable weather for Chicago fishing, either you were hit by storms or have low water for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Goldfinches, more on more rabbits, yellow bass and the health of boating are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.
Paddling the Chicago River with conservation groups gives a chance to see the changes in recent years and enjoy the beauty from the water.
Jack Vadas, a bait shop owner on Chicago’s East Side who fought to protect perch and was a ”major figure in Lake Michigan fisheries,” has died at 86.
Robert Peterson earns Fish of the Week honors with a personal-best muskie that just made it to the net on the Chain O’Lakes.
Hunting in Chicago? Oh yes there is. And it is much sought, for good reasons, as the waterfowl blind draw at William Powers SRA showed.
John “Jack” Vadas led a life-long fight for the ordinary person and the survival and revival of Lake Michigan, especially through Perch America.