Notes come in from in and out of Chicago.
wild of the week
Ed Potocki Photographed this scene at Shabbona Lake during thick snow. “Saw this frozen oyster just in time. until I realized it was just a log. , , I did a double take when I saw it. Only in Musk Hunters!!
OK, it’s a different WOTW, but I like it.
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“Any word on DuSable?” Matt
a: I rarely get fishing reports from DuSable Harbor unless I am physically there. The regulars are extremely tight and small anglers are hard to reach other than in parking lots or if you live literally in town.
“I’ll run wire through the concrete block and each tree limb and wrap it several times. Then I’ll slide the block off the dock and into a boat stall and watch the tree slowly sink. Instant wrap. Instant fishing. Location. I’m amazed at how quickly Christmas trees proudly carrying a Christmas tradition can attract crappies.
Brent Frazeein “Christmas Tree Crappie” at crappienow.com
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By Sunday, January 8: Let’s Go Fishing ShowGateway Convention Center, Collinsville
Wednesday, January 11 to January 15: chicago boat showMcCormick Place South
Next Saturdays, January 14 to January 15: Chicago Travel & Adventure ShowStephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Next Saturdays, January 14 to January 15: Spring Lake Izaak Walton Outdoor Show, Hobart, Ind, (219) 263-3358
school of fish
Tuesday, January 10: Lake Michigan Anglers Rob WendellUpcoming store seminars and fishing around the harbor after ice-out, Salmon Unlimited, Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge, Wood Dale, 7pm, www.salmonunlimitedinc.com
Wednesday, January 11: Greg Thomas Crankbait Fishing on Better Figure 8s and Pattern Planning, Fox River Valley Chapter of Muskies Inc., Schaumburg Golf Club, 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 12: Jim Crowley, Riverside Fishing ClubBerwyn Moose Lodge 424 (note new meeting site), 6:30 pm
Sunday, January 8: pheasant, quail, pheasant, north field, ends
Monday, January 9: second pigeon season ends
Tuesday, January 10: Last Day, Duck Season, South-Central Region
Friday, Jan. 13-Jan. 15: Part Two, Deer Season Without the Special CWD/Late Winter
Next Saturday, January 14: Eagle Watch, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon, 11am to 3pm, reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/news/2023-eagle-watch-swoops-in-to-four-rivers-on-jan-14/
By Sunday, January 8: Bald Eagle Days: QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, Ill., www.qccaexpocenter.com/baldeagledays
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