Illinois – Cory Yarmuth

This angler’s creed: whatever floats your bait

As fishermen, we tend to get caught up in the fast changing world of the fishing industry and new techniques are always a tantalizing option that peaks our interest. It is a case of the shiny object catching your attention and then you will focus on that. When I was a young boy, I started with the simple red and white…

For a versatile angler, rivers are made for wading

To me, owning a boat is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t mean that I need it to catch fish. In fact, I have found that some of my best fishing experiences have been in a pair of breathable waders standing in the middle of a flowing river.

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.

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.