CIO: Catch of the Week

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 98 - 12/10 & 12/11/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from the Farris family, of Peoria!  Renee, Gary, and Casey had a very successful firearm season!

 

From Renee: "3 nice bucks taken this year for the Farris' family. Gary and I got ours 1st season, and Casey wrapped up second season with this nice 13 point. To be able to put meat on our table and fill our freezer is beyond a great feeling. So proud of you Casey....you now tie with mom with the biggest buck taken off the property!  It's also the first year that we've all been able to harvest bucks!"

 

Renee will join us this weekend to share the story of their awesome bucks, talk about their family tradition of hunting, and more!

 

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Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 97 - 12/3 & 12/4/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Chris Clark, of Leroy, and his brother, Matt Clark, of Shelbyville!

 

 

From Chris:  "Still can’t believe it , my brother Matt and I both get our target bucks, less than a mile apart from each other in Edgar County, just a few days apart , 415 total inches between the 2 . Can you imagine the battle over a doe?"

 

Chris and Matt will both join us this weekend to share the story of their awesome bucks!  Both are the biggest they've ever harvested!

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 96 - 11/26 & 11/27/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Matt Lamb, of Decatur, and it comes with a lesson...

 

From Matt: "Had to burn my only gun tag on this poor little guy today. Had an arrow in his spine and could not stand up. He was alive when I found him. Shelby county public land.  Where the deer was laying was in a thicket where no shot would be possible.  I’m certain the deer ran off and then was paralyzed."  When asked why he used his only tag, Matt said, "It was the right thing to do."

 

Matt will join us this weekend to tell the story of how he came upon the deer, and share an important message of respecting our natural resources. 

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 95 - 11/19 & 11/20/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 7-year old Avery Houk, of Bethany!

 

 

From Avery's dad, T.W.: "Proud dad moment!  My 7-year old daughter, Avery, was able to get her first deer!  It was a public land 11-pointer on November 4th from a ground blind with a crossbow!"

 

Avery & T.W. will join us this weekend to tell the story of her first deer, which proved to be a bit of a challenge to track down!  

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 94 - 11/12 & 11/13/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Hunter Wilson, of Macon!!

 

 

From Hunter's Dad, Clint:  "My 17-year old son, Hunter, got his first buck with a bow!  It was a private land 8-pointer, and only his second time ever bow hunting!  The deer ended up dying in about 2-foot of flood water!"

 

Hunter will join us this weekend to tell the story of his first archery buck!

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 93 - 11/5 & 11/6/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 6-year old Gracelyn Roberson, & her dad, Jonathan, of Clinton!

 

 

From Jonathan:  "My little girl, Gracelyn, (six years old) was blessed to kill her first and second deer in one sit. She harvested the Doe at 26 yards early in the afternoon, and then harvested a nice 10 pointer at 32 yards about 30 minutes before dark. She's tagged out!"

 

Jonathan & Gracelyn will join us this weekend to tell the story of an awesome day in the deer woods!

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 92 - 10/29 & 10/30/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Kyson Mathon, of Taylorville!

 

 

From Kyson's Dad, DJ:  "Kyson Mathon, from Taylorville, harvested this buck on October 9, 2022 during the Youth Firearm Season.  Kyson's brother, Jaden Mathon, had just passed this buck up in a different stand and told Kyson it was headed towards him."

 

Kyson will join us this weekend to tell the story, and we'll find out if Jaden regrets letting this central Illinois brute walk!

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 91 - 10/22 & 10/23/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Reece Waddington, of Assumption! 

 

 

From Reece: "What a day to remember yesterday, October 12th, I was able to connect with this brute of a buck and shortly after punch my doe tag! You're definitely going to wanna keep an eye out on the Team Radical page for upcoming footage and picture! Huge shout out to Madison Thomas for coming out this morning and getting some awesome shots for me! Gonna be a fun rest of the season!!"

 

Reece will join us this weekend to tell the story of a hunt to remember!

 

Submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 90 - 10/15 & 10/16/22

 

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Austin Kilgore, of Pontiac!

 

 

From Austin:  "I was able to get out on opening weekend of archery season, and thankfully able to get this nice 8-pointer!  For the land we hunt, this is a pretty good buck.  I was also able to capture the whole thing on video!"

 

Austin, who's behind the YouTube channel "Adventures with AK,"  will join us this weekend to tell the story of the hunt.  Plus, we'll get caught up on his adventures in the YouTubes as well!  The video of his hunt is at the link:

https://youtu.be/4-DrulZ5JCc

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 89 - 10/8 & 10/9/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Adam Isaacs & his 6-year old son, Aaron, of Farmer City!!

 

From Adam: "My son and I fished the Clinton Lake Catfish Tournament Series classic the last weekend of September. He landed a 46.88 lb blue to win us big fish on day one. It also the biggest blue that we have weighed in at the Series. That also got us 3rd place.  It is a new boat pb and his new pb!"

 

Adam will join us this weekend to tell the story, and talk catfish tournament fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 88 - 10/1 & 10/2/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 12-year old Carson Simpson, of Galesburg!

 

 

From Carson's dad, Tony: "First time at Powerton this past Saturday and with a little bit of coaching and loose drag this is what my youngest managed to reel in off the bank with a 6'6" medium rod 20lbs line in about 20 minutes or so. Saying he was excited is an understatement! Not only is it his pb by a long shot but he's also beaten my pb by a long shot and he won't stop rubbing it in!"

 

It's estimated Carson's new PB channel cat weighed in between 15 & 20 pounds!!! 

 

Tony & Carson will join us this weekend to tell the story of a memorable first trip to Powerton!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 87 - 9/24 & 9/25/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Ryan Komnick, of Danvers!

 

 

From Ryan's son, Branston:  "My dad caught this 50+ pound flathead catfish while bass fishing on Clinton Lake!  He caught it on a medium action bass rod while throwing a squarebill crankbait on 15-pound test line!!"

 

Ryan will join us this weekend to share the story of his surprise catch, and the epic fight that ensued!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 86 - 9/17 & 9/18/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Wallace Maier, of Hillsboro!!

 

 

From Wallace: "I was out on the Mississippi River by Alton last week, pre-fishing for a big tournament, when I got my new PB Blue Cat - 90 pounds!!  I was bumping cut skipjack with my TWC bumping rod when I got it!"

 

Wallace will join us this weekend to tell us all about his new P-B blue cat, and we'll find out how that tournament went for him as well!  

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 85 - 9/10 & 9/11/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Dan Lange, of Warrensburg!

 

From Dan:  "If anyone is wondering how well the new Hotspots Megaeye 10 rods hold up to big fish I can personally say they will catch and land a 35 lbs. flathead catfish!

 

I was out messing around in some water I haven't fished in a while when my bobber went down so fast I could hear it.

 

I set the hook and for a second I thought a big crappie had hung me in the brush pile. Then the drag started screaming as the fish finally figured out it was hooked. An hour later and an assist from another boat I finally landed this brute!  Definitely a new PB for catfish and a catch I won't forget anytime soon!"

 

Dan, who's a regular guest talking crappie with Tight Lines Guide Service, will join us this weekend to tell us all about his new P-B flathead!  

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" for Episode 84 - 8/27 & 8/28/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Adam Vogt, of Kincaid!!

 

 

From Adam:  "I was fishing Sangchris Lake, my home lake, for about the 50th time, still trying to find a monster flathead.  Before this night, I had only caught one out of that lake at 3 pounds.  I went to a spot that I love to fish in the winter where there are a few deep holes among some flats, and casted a 6-inch live bluegill on the flats around the first hole.  Very shortly after I saw the tip of my rod jump, so I grabbed it, and felt him take it.  I set the hook, and he immediately pulled off about 30 feet of line before turning and running right at me!  I saw my line was snagged on some brush on the bank, so I went in after him!  Standing in about 2 foot of water with massive flathead thrashing around, I managed to grab his mouth and get him in!  It measured 43 inches long, 30 inches around, and his head was a foot across exactly!  It was pretty intense, and I caught it all on my gopro camera!"

 

Adam will join us this weekend to tell us about all about his new P-B flathead!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 83 - 8/20 & 8/21/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 7-year old Kyndrick Morris, of Clinton!

 

 

From Kyndrick's mom, Melissa:  "My 7-year old son's first time out jug fishing with his uncle Jack, and he caught a 5-pound blue cat!"  

 

Kyndrick will join us this weekend to tell us about the experience!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

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Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 82 - 8/13 & 8/14/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Jacob Delong, of Gifford!

 

 

From Jacob: "I was visiting some friends at Sangchris Lake recently, when we decided to do some night fishing from the docks.  I was told there were monsters hiding at Sangchris, and lo & behold I found one!!  I managed to reel in this 44-pound monster!!  By far the biggest fish I've ever seen, much less caught!"

 

Jacob will join us this weekend to tell the story, and talk fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 81 - 8/6 & 8/7/22

 

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Micah Wheeler, of Clinton!

 

From Micah: "My brother and a couple of friends wanted to fish the Clinton spillway recently, so we went down to toss some lures.  I was throwing a Texas rigged plastic when I got a nice bass!  I didn't have a scale, but he probably went a little over 3 pounds!  The next day I went back with my mom, and caught another nice bass!'

 

Micah will join us this weekend to tell the story, and talk fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

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Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 80 - 7/30 & 7/31/22

 

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Chris Brownson, of Normal!

 

 

From Chris: "I'm not a walleye guy but I'll take these tanks from past few days!"

 

Chris was bass fishing Lake Bloomington last Friday, and not having the best day, when he hooked into a beast of a walleye....on a lake not known for walleye!!  The 27 1/2" walleye is a new PB for Chris, and it saved his day of fishing.   Then,  last Sunday he was back on Lake Bloomington within 100 yards of the same spot, and caught another 26" beast of a walleye!!   

 

Chris will join us this weekend to tell the story of his epic weekend of fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 79 - 7/23 & 7/24/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Joey Nunez, of South Pekin!

 

 

From Joey: "I just recently moved to the South Pekin area from Arizona.  My son-in-law and some others took us out fishing on the Mackinaw River last weekend, and I hooked into this beauty of a Smallmouth!  It put up a great fight!  By far, my new PB!  Can't wait to experience more of the great fishing here!"

 

Joey will join us this weekend to tell the story of his new Personal Best Smallie, and talk some fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 78 - 7/16 & 7/17/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Jicole Hickle, of Easton!

 

 

From Jicole:  "I just recently got my new PB flathead...53 pounds!  My husband, David, and I enjoy hitting the Sangamon River and Salt Creek here in central Illinois hoggin'!  It was a little scary the first few times, but we've been going out for several years.  His PB is a 56 pound flathead!"

 

Jicole will join us this weekend to tell the story of pulling this giant flathead out of its hole with her hands!  We'll learn all about hoggin' (or noodlin), and hear some stories of her times in the water!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 77 - 7/9 & 7/10/22

 

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Bob Williams, of Auburn!!

 

 

From Bob: "My wife and I were fishing Sangchris Lake, I had been bass fishing and we started fishing for catfish in the deep part. I had put a shad on my line and was bumping it across the bottom and pulled it up and she hit my line. And it was like pulling in a rock. I have never seen a 35" bass walk across the top of the water until that day. And it was amazing . It took a good little bit to get the fish, and then she would not fit in the net.. So my wife just put the head of the fish in the net and got her in the boat. The fish measured 35" in length. And all I had was an old scales in my tackle box, and it weighed it at 23 pounds. But I honestly think the fish weighed more. Fish of a lifetime!"

 

Bob will join us this weekend to tell the story of this giant Striper!!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 76 - 7/2 & 7/3/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Carson Guidish, of Decatur!!

 

 

From Carson's dad, Mark:  "We had the chance to get out to the Sangamon River recently to try our hand at some carp fishing.  Carson (9) got his first ever carp, and even got a cool Mirror Carp as well!  Making memories with the lil man!"

 

Mark & Carson will join us this weekend to share the story of a good day out on the water, and talk some fishing!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 75 - 6/26 & 6/26/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Jackson Delaney, of Altamont!!

 

 

From Jackson's Dad, Derek:  "Did a little trolling Saturday morning on Lake Shelbyville, and tried out some new Max Baits crankbaits. Caught quite a few crappie, a short sauger, and a 16” walleye. Kept just enough for lunch. My 7 year old, Jackson, even reeled in a couple of nice bass!"

 

Jackson got a couple of good ones!  He and Derek will join us to tell the story of this great Father's Day weekend out on the water!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 74 - 6/18 & 6/19/22

 

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Rob Gist, of Mt. Auburn!

 

 

From Rob: "Well I put a new pb in the boat tonight 56lbs caught at Sangchris on the madkatz smash rod it did not disappoint. As well as those angry cat hooks they are all i will use. That makes #23 in the boat this year."

 

Rob, who was featured on the "Catch of the Week" with his previous PB this time last year, will join us to share the story of this awesome catch; talk catfishing; & more!

 

Remember to submit your own pic & story for our Archers Alley "Catch of the Week!"

 

 

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