New fishing show slated for Schaumburg
Well, knock me over. The fishing tackle industry is gearing up for another outdoors sport show.
The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo is targeted for Jan. 24-27 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.
Par for the course:
A 75-year-old Lake Wales, Fla., man is recovering from injuries he sustained in an alligator attack while he played a round of golf with a friend Wednesday at Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club.
As Albert Miller bent to retrieve his ball from the edge of an irrigation pond, the 9-foot reptile launched itself from underwater and grabbed his left knee. "He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down," Miller said.
A wide array of baseball, hunting and fishing memorabilia belonging to Ted Williams was sold at auction on Saturday, including a Louisville Slugger "Bonefish Special," a combination baseball bat/fishing rod. The items went for $1,600.
Fox Chain: The walleye story continues to brighten up. The Spring Lake Channel near C.J. Smith's seems to be a productive zone right off the Grass Lake Road bridge. Crappie activity on Lake Catherine has improved. Pistakee has white bass, largemouth, and walleyes on the menu.
Lake Michigan: "Lake perch very decent," said friend Bob Jenkins of the charter rig Challenger out of Waukegan. Coho salmon a tad spotty off Fullerton. Same is true out of Waukegan.
Lake Independence (Libertyville): Two credible reports to my office told me of a big muskie caught from this beautiful lake. Most of the reports I get are about bass, but this one is good to know.
•Contact Mike Jackson at email@example.com, and catch his radio show 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM and live-streamed at www.mikejacksonoutdoors.com.
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