A new show at Arlington Park, fly fishing for trout, a swap meet, woodcock dancing, cooling lakes fishing and more are in this Wild Weekend Wandering.
A good opening day for blue catfish and hybrid striped bass at LaSalle Lake, a sort of Lake of the Week.
With a 73.2-pound blue catfish, Jimmy Martinez not only caught his personal best fish, but also the biggest blue ever caught from LaSalle Lake.
The LaSalle opener and the coming opener for fly fishing for inland trout lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
From a Cooper’s hawk feeding in Bridgeport to Illinois River sauger to hybrid striped bass record, notes come from around Chicago outdoors.
The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network and Doug Taron are interconnected on the learning of butterflies and their ways.
Workshop, woodcock, shows, sheds, LaSalle, Braidwood and the lakefront are possibilities in this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Another really big lake trout on the Chicago lakefront (this one from a powerliner) earns Fish of the Week honors.
Prospects, particularly for blues, bluegill and hybrid stripers, looks good at LaSalle Lake, which reopens to fishing on Thursday.
Variety of fish being caught on the Chicago lakefront lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there’s also LaSalle opening Thursday.
From an opossum in an engine to bobcats to stuff on hunting sheds, it’s the usual plethora of notes around Chicago outdoors.
What Don Dubin has collected on Chicago and Illinois fishing is big enough and worthy of being the foundation for a Chicago Fishing Museum.
The variety of spring fishing on the Chicago lakefront–burbot, coho, browns, steelhead–leads this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Illinois trappers and hunters more than doubled overall harvest of bobcats in the second modern season in 2017-18.
Ryan ‘‘Ski’’ Kwiecinski caught one of the big surprises, a 7-pound-plus hybrid striped bass, during the opening days at Braidwood Lake.