Fall Mushrooms are Poppin’

Sheepsheads are blooming in Will County. Sheepshead, or Hen-of-the-Woods, are an edible bracket fungus that grows near the bases of oak trees in September and October. Read More


Kankakee River is on Fire for Catfish and Smallies

With a break from all the rain, the Kankakee River has dropped to normal levels and the fishing is on fire right now. Jerry Bush of Joliet has been spankin’ the Read More


Do you know the difference between a walleye and a sauger?

After my recent trip to Lake of the Woods, many people commented on my Facebook and blog photos, and I never realized how many people don’t know the difference. Read More


Sportman’s Lodges lives up to their name

If you’ve read my other posts, you know what kind of incredible walleye fishing action we’ve had at the Walleye Capital of the World — Lake of the Woods, Read More


An American Adventure at Lake of the Woods, Minnesota

There’s something about walleye that gets me all pumped up. Maybe it’s the fact they’re symbolic of the Northwoods — an icon of the stained waters Read More

Featured Gear:

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Rugged Lantern by Zippo

The Rugged Lantern is without a doubt, the best lantern I’ve ever used. That’s a bold statement, but my family and I spend a LOT of time in the outdoors. Read More

Recipe of the Month:


Lemon Dill Walleye

This baked dish calls for fresh walleye smothered in a lemon butter sauce with fresh dill from the garden. It takes about 5 minutes to make the sauce and another 15 to Read More