Monday: Deadline, second lottery, free site-specific dove permits, illinois.gov/ dnr/hunting/dove/Pages/OnlinePermitApplication.aspx. Aug. 1: Squirrel-hunting season opens. Aug. 1: Applications begin for free upland game permits.
“Most of my summer days began with a bike ride to the bait shop on Belmont at Clark to pick up a carton of crabs and then back to Belmont Harbor to enjoy my day with my bamboo pole. Though I do not remember catching any jumbos as big as
[Danny ‘Taks’ Borgert] does, I guarantee I enjoyed my success every time out. Then, too soon, it was back to Nettlehorst and fishing took a back seat to school.” — David Gates, Mount Prospect Wonderful memory. I didn’t find it easy to refocus on school after a summer outdoors as a kid.
9 pounds, 15 ounces: Michigan-record quillback carpsucker caught April 28 from the Muskegon River by Owen Seay.
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“I also think it needed to be said that her clientele needs the lakefront to fish for food. Boaters, walkers, joggers, birdwatchers, bikers and runners are all nonessential.” — A veteran lakefront angler (asking anonymity), on Stacey Greene-Fenlon and Park Bait at Montrose Harbor