Nov 30, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Recreation
By Van Grissom

La pesca es un pasatiempo que une a las familias, ya que es una actividad que puede crear recuerdos e historias que perdurarán a lo largo de los años. Es sorprendente que una actividad que es relativamente baja en cantidad de tiempo y costo monetario pueda crear una experiencia que permitirá que amigos y familiares de varias generaciones se reúnan y pasen tiempo de calidad juntos. Siga leyendo para obtener consejos que le ayudarán a pescar libre de estrés.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
By Frank Jakubicek

The thought of introducing muskie into Illinois’ lakes began in the early 1980s when muskie fishing enthusiasts vacationing in the Northwoods began talking to administrators and Fisheries Biologists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources about introducing muskies. The Fox Chain O’ Lakes (Chain), in Lake and McHenry counties was one of the first stocking locations chosen.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
By John Zeigler

Channel catfish are one of the most highly sought-after fish species in Illinois. Many smaller water bodies lack substantial reproduction and require periodic supplemental stockings by fish hatcheries to sustain a fishable population.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • People
By Brenda McKinney

For 27 years, Brenda McKinney has worked for the Illinois Urban Fishing Program, teaching Chicago-area youth the meaning of being an ethical angler.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
By Patty Gillespie

At the lake of Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area, near Newton, on September 15th and 16th, crappie were being targeted for study. Targeted surveys may provide fisheries managers with information on the success of stocking efforts and help determine management strategies.

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Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources, with an expansion of content to include a broader range of subjects—including endangered and threatened species and Illinois’ unique, high-quality habitats and the people working to preserve, protect and manage these resources.

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