centralillinoisoutdoors.com Archives for 2021-01

Week 3 Guest List - 1/30 & 1/31/21


Coming up this week on "Central Illinois Outdoors" - 


> We'll welcome in the longtime host of "Hook & Hunt TV"; writer for "Midwest Outdoors" magazine; & central Illinois resident - Jim Crowley!


> Our CIO Fishing Report comes from Dustin Reynolds at Clinton Lake-based Feel The Thump Guide Service!


> Our "Celebrity Sportsmen" is Lee Sharp, owner of Sharp Outdoors in Decatur!  We'll find out about how Lee got started in the crappie business!


> Our CIO "Catch of the Week" is Jonathan Roberson, of Clinton, with his story of the buck "G2" versus his wife's birthday dinner!!


> We'll also dive into the world of YouTube fishing, and welcome in central Illinois based youtuber - Jake Byerline!  We'll talk about his channel, "Jiggin' with Jake," and some of his latest adventures!


CIO airs every Saturday at 10am on WTIM-Taylorville;

Sunday at 8am on WHOW-Clinton;

& Sunday at 8am on 965TheWinner-Taylorville!


Plus archived every Monday right here on the website!

This Week's "Celebrity Sportsmen" Preview - Lee Sharp


Coming up on this weekend's "Celebrity Sportsmen" segment we will welcome in Lee Sharp, owner of Sharp Outdoors in Decatur!


Lee will share the story of the relatively new storefront, as well as tell us the story behind Brushpile Jigs!  They're based right here in central Illinois!  He'll also tell us how he got hooked on crappie!


Central Illinois Outdoors airs:

Saturday 10a on WTIM - Taylorville

Sunday 8a on WHOW - Clinton

Sunday 8a on 96.5TheWinner - Taylorville


You can also find the show streamed live at those times on each station's website/app.  


Of course, every Monday each week's show is posted right here as well!




Episode 2 Archive - Mounce, England, Hayden, Martin, Garavaglia


Episode 2 Archive (1/23 & 1/24/21)


Mike Mounce - Retired IDNR Fisheries Manager & Lake Shelbyville Habitat Alliance

CIO Fishing Report w/ Matt England - England Expeditions


"Celebrity Sportsmen" Derek Hayden

"Catch of the Week" Dean Martin

Jim Garavaglia - IDNR Fisheries Biologist



Week 2 Guest List - 1/23 & 1/24/21


Coming up this week on “Central Illinois Outdoors” -


> We’ll welcome recently retired IDNR Fisheries Biologist - Mike Mounce. Mike will talk about his decades on area lakes, and the Lake Shelbyville Habitat Alliance! (We may even give you a heads up on how to find those coveted structure maps!!)


> Our CIO Fishing Report comes from Matt England at England Expeditions!


> Our “Celebrity Sportsmen” is Derek Hayden from Shelbyville Insurance Services! We’ll talk about Derek’s passion for whitetail!


> We’ll also meet Jim Garvaglia, the IDNR Fisheries Biologist now covering Mike’s old territory!


> Plus we’ll hear from this week’s “Catch of the Week” submission!


CIO airs every Saturday at 10am on WTIM-Taylorville;

Sunday at 8am on WHOW-Clinton;

& Sunday at 8am on 965TheWinner-Taylorville!


Plus archived every Monday right here on the website!


Episode 1 Archive - Callahan, Cleland, Shofner, Williamson


Archive for Episode #1

Segment 1:

Colleen Callahn - IDNR Director


Brian Cleland - Cleland Outdoor Guide Service


Segment 2:

"Celebrity Sportman" - Jered Shofner 

CIO "Catch of the Week"

John Williamson - IDNR Sergeant 




Week 1 Is Here!! (Guest List)


Week #1 is finally here!!!


This show came about as an idea I had the week of Christmas 2020.  A LOT of work behind the scenes has gotten us to this point!  BIG thanks to Brandon Gerber at Envisionwise for being able to put my ideas for this website into an actual website!  Many thanks to family, friends, and Miller Media staff for supporting this idea!  And of course - thanks to YOU for interest!


AND a BIG thanks and WELCOME to our first (of hopefully many) sponsors - Bob Ridings in Pana!! I look forward to working with Darren & the staff!


Now to the show....


This week on Central Illinois Outdoors:

> We'll start at the top and welcome in IDNR Director Colleen Callahan!

> Our first CIO Fishing Report comes from Brian Cleland at Cleland Outdoors Guide Service!

> Our 1st "Celebrity Sportsmen" segment features retire DeWitt County Sheriff, Jered Shofner!

> I'll layout and explain our weekly "Catch of the Week" segment!

> It's the final weekend of archery deer season, and IDNR Sergeant John Williamson will join us to talk about it!


Central Illinois Outdoors debuts Saturday at 10a on WTIM in Taylorville/Shelbyville; Sunday at 8a on WHOW in Clinton; & 8a Sunday on 96.5The Winner in Taylorville.  Every show will also be archived right here the Monday following it's airing!


To the first of many!!  - JW


Welcome To Central Illinois Outdoors!






Debuting 1/16/21 & 1/17/21!!!


Heard weekly on these platforms:

8a Sundays on WHOW THE BIG 1520/92.3 FM

8am Sundays on THE WINNER 96-5 and THEWINNER965.COM

10a Saturdays on NEWSTALK WTIM THE BIG 870/96.1/107.5 FM

And podcast on centralillinoisoutdoors.com!


> Weekly one hour talk show focused on fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation, & conservation in central Illinois. Primarily focused on Clinton Lake and Lake Shelbyville area.


> Archived each week to listen on demand right here at CentralIllinoisOutdoors.com.  (This is the section where you'll find the archived shows.)


> Provide up-to-date weekly fishing information on local lakes from professional guides.


> Weekly “Celebrity Sportsman” segment

Interview with noted local person (business owner/official/teacher) swapping stories about their favorite outdoor activities (best catch/favorite hunting trip/etc)


> Listener “Catch of the Week” segment

Listeners submit via website a picture of their best catch/favorite trophy buck/etc.


> Other interviews will include:

> All levels IDNR departments 

> Local Conservation Efforts

> Highlight Youth/Veteran/Disabled Hunt Opportunities

> Local High School Bass Fishing Teams

> State & Local Site Specific Reports 

> Area Gun Clubs (Competitions/Safety)

> Fishing Tournament Organizers

> And Much More!!


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