Outdoor Expeditions by Cory Yarmuth

Keep on fishing — one day at a time

As outdoorsmen and women, I think that we take the ability to get out fishing and hunting for granted. It isn’t until we lose the ability to get into the outdoors that we realize how much it really can heal what is wrong with us. continue reading ›

Fish under ice, angler on top of ice

Much of Illinois is experiencing its first “real” winter in years, which means ice anglers are warming up to the idea of drilling holes and trying to pull panfish, walleyes and pike through the ice. It’s also a dangerous time for the inexperienced anglers. continue reading ›

Lake Michigan downfall?

I wish I could say that I had a superior season on Lake Michigan this year, however this would certainly be far from the truth. Dismal would be a much better word to describe this year. continue reading ›

About This Blog


Cory Yarmuth is an experienced Illinois outdoorsman who has had a fishing rod in his hands for over 34 years. His father introduced him to the outdoors at an early age by taking him hunting for pheasants or chasing King salmon in rivers. These days Cory can often be found fishing the shorelines of Lake Michigan or out in my boat chasing a number of different species of fish. Along with being an outdoors writer, Cory is a local guide, seminar speaker and tournament fisherman.

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