Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report

Fishing in Illinois can be very diverse. Whether you’re chasing Coho on Lake Michigan, casting for Bass on a lake downstate, or catching walleye or cats on one of the state’s many rivers, getting the insider’s edge on where they’re biting and what is working is invaluable. Scroll down to get the edge you need to catch your limit in the Land of Lincoln.

Venison Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco is Italian and quite simply means "bone with a hole", there are some recipes for Osso Bucco that use other cuts of meat but a truly authentic osso bucco is made with a cross cut piece of shank that is about 3 inches thick. This recipe by Jamie Carlson includes tips for getting the right cut from your venison.

Pair accused of cheating in big Lake Erie walleye tourney

Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyan, who were leading both the tournament and the LEWT Team of the Year competition, were disqualified when the tournament director cut open the five fish they had entered to find that they were allegedly stuffed with eight pounds of lead weights and fillets from smaller walleyes. 

Types of Optics You'll Need On Your Next Hunt

Successful hunts are contingent on much more than just a firearm. No matter the game, terrain, and weather conditions, there is always a piece of equipment that can add to your hunt. No other area of hunting equipment contributes to the excitement of hunting than optics. 

Black Pepper Goose and Asparagus Stir Fry

This stir fry is the perfect answer to a busy weeknight when you want healthy wild game on the table fast. Made with Canada goose breast, but you could use any goose or duck breast, or even thinly sliced venison loin, rump, or round. The vegetables in this dish remain tender-crisp, while the meat remains moist and succulent due to the marinade.

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