CIO: 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!"

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 73 - 6/11 & 6/12/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Chase Logue & Garrett White, of the Argenta-Oreana Bass Fishing Team!

 

 

Chase & Garrett were able to bring home second place at last weekend's ICASST Clash Championship on Lake Springfield!!

 

The pair's two day total was 28-pounds, 13-ounces, and Chase brought in the tournament's Big Bass - a 6-pounder!   Chase & Garrett will both join us this weekend to share some stories from the tournament, and look ahead at fishing in this summer's Bassmaster High School National Championship on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 72 - 6/4 & 6/5/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Frank Mounce, of Spaulding, & Nick Friedmeyer, of Springfield!   These fishing buddies have been having fun on the banks of Lake Springfield lately!

 

Nick's PB Blue!

Frank's PB Drum!

 

From Frank & Nick: "Lake Springfield is our absolute favorite place to go in late spring!  The Blue cat bite is unbeatable right now.  We've been catching a lot of big fish!  I caught a monster drum, and my buddy Nick caught a tagged blue!  He also just caught a new Blue PB!"

 

Frank & Nick will both join us this weekend to share some stories from these awesome catches!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 71 - 5/28 & 5/29/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Randy Cooke, of Chatham!

 

 

From Randy: "A friend & I were crappie fishing on Lake Shelbyville recently when I was surprised to hook into this 8-10 pound Buffalo!!  Caught on an ACC 10' crappie rod on 6lb test.  It was a fun fight!!"

 

Randy will join us this weekend to share the story of his first buffalo; talk fishing; and more!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 70 - 5/21 & 5/22/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Lexi Ashbrook, a grad student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana!

 

From Lexi: "I was able to take my first Illinois turkey this year during 4th season!  We called him into about 15 yards, and made the shot!"

 

Lexi will join us this weekend to tell the story!  In addition, she's had first hand experience with the Illinois Learn To Hunt program, and we'll get her perspective on that free adult hunting training program!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 69 - 5/14 & 5/15/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Andrew Williams, of Broadlands Heritage High School!

 

 

From Andrew: "I fished the Lake Shelbyville IHSA Sectional, and ended up catching a 6.43 pounder with 20 mins left to qualify for state!!"

 

Not only did this monster help Andrew qualify for state, but it's also his new PB!!  He'll join us to tell the story of the catch, and also talk tournament fishing, & more!!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley Catch of the Week" For Episode 68 - 5/7 & 5/8/22

 

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

 

 

From Jason: "Well it finally happened. After fishing this lake for many years and being very frustrated with it, it finally produced. Still can’t believe this came outta Lake Springfield. 7.53. What a fun night."

 

Jason's new Lake Springfield P-B came at the right time, as it led to a win in a recent Lake Springfield Bass Anglers Thursday nighter!  He'll join us to tell the story of the catch, and also talk tournament fishing, & more!!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 67 - 4/30 & 5/1/22

 

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

 

 

From Matt: "Got another hog at Sangchris!! This beast came in at 43.5 lbs on the dot. Caught it on a 7'0 med Ugly Stik with a piece of cut bait no bigger than a half dollar coin! My previous P.B was 30lbs so this is a huge step up for me. I may not look like it but I was shaking with excitement after the wild fight it put up knowing I had a monster on the hook. Catch and release these trophies and they will be here for years to come for everyone to enjoy!! This lake can truly be a treasure for us flathead fishermen!!"

 

Matt will join us this weekend to tell the story, and talk chasing big catfish!  

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 66 - 4/23 & 4/24/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 11-year old Jayden Garza, and his stepdad, Jason Hill, of Bethany!  

 

 

From Jason & Jayden:  "We recently took Jayden out for his first ever youth season turkey hunt in Moultrie County.  We didn't have to wait long before this gobbler showed up!  Jayden is a natural!  He made a good shot, and got his first bird ever!"

 

Jayden & Jason will join us this weekend to tell the story, and talk turkey hunting!  

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 65 - 4/16 & 4/17/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Nathan Doty, of Decatur, and the McKendree University Bass Fishing Team!

 

 

Nate and his partner, Bailey Bleser, of Burlington, Wisconsin, recently brought home 3rd place in the 2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship Presented by Lowrance at Fort Gibson Lake, Texas!  Their three day total of 14 bass weighed in at 39-pounds 7-ounces!  

 

The 13th annual College Fishing National Championship features the Top 176 college bass fishing teams from across the nation competing in an internationally televised, no-entry fee tournament for a $33,500 prize package, including a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard.  In addition to the boat package, both members of the winning team and the runners-up  advance to the 2022 Toyota Series Championship where they will compete as pros. Both members of the third-place team can advance to the 2022 Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

 

Nate will join us this weekend to talk about his central Illinois roots; tell some stories from his McKendree career; and talk bass fishing!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 64 - 4/9 & 4/10/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 12-year old Kaden Esposito, of Heyworth!

 

 

From Kaden: "I was out fishing at Clinton Lake with my brother, Dylan, when I caught a new PB drum!  We didn't weigh it, but think it was around 10 pounds!  We also caught a few catfish.  A good day at my favorite lake!"

 

Kaden & Dylan will join us this weekend to share the story of this cool catch.  Plus, we'll also get caught up with Dyaln about his central Illinois-based YouTube channel - DME Fishing!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 63 - 4/2 & 4/3/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Josh Monahan, of LeRoy!

 

 

From Josh:  "We've been having a great past few weeks chasing walleye in local spillway systems!  Here's a few of the best caught during the recent full moon stage.  We even got a few nice bonus stripers!  This beast was the last fish of the day with about fifteen minutes of daylight left.  We practice CPR - Catch, Photo, Release, so all of these beauties were returned to the water!"

 

Josh will join us this weekend to share the stories, and offer some tips for those who might want to target walleye themselves!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 62 - 3/26 & 3/27/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Garrett White & Chase Logue, of Argenta-Oreana's High School Bass Fishing Team!

 

 

Garrett and Chase topped 55 other boats last Sunday (March 20th) in the 2nd Annual High School Spring Smackdown on Clinton Lake!  Their top five fish totaled 19.71 pounds, and were highlighted by a 6-plus pounder & a 5-plus pounder!   They'll join us this weekend to tell the story of a great day 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 61 - 3/19 & 3/20/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Levi Kohl & Lane Argo, of Edinburg!!

 

 

Levi Kohl & Lane Argo, members of the Edinburg High School Bass Fishing Team, took home first place last weekend at the ICASSTT High School tournament at Lake of Egypt in southern Illinois!  The weekend was a very cold start to the 2022 part of the trail, but Levi & Lane brought in a first place bag that weighed in at 16-pounds!  Lane  also had the big bass of the tournament at 4-pounds, 9-ounces!  This is the third win of the 21-22 season for the Edinburg team!

 

Levi will join us this weekend to tell the story!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 60 - 3/12 & 3/13/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Howie Marshall, of Princeton!

 

 

From Howie:  "A buddy and I took our first trip to Powerton the morning of Feb. 26th.  It did not disappoint!   A 7-pound Largemouth, and then a few casts later, a 5-pound 6-ounce Smallmouth!   Awesome day!!"

 

Howie will join us this weekend to tell the story of both of these big Powerton bass!! 

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley 'Catch of the Week" For Episode 59 - 3/5 & 3/6/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Michael Shockley, of Marquette Heights!!

 

 

From Michael:  "What started as a decent February day at Powerton turned cold and windy in a hurry.  It was cold, but with the wind at your back you could absolutely launch the bait!  Stuck it out, and got a new P-B Blue Catfish - 33 pounds!

 

Michael will join us this weekend to tell the story of his new Personal Best, talk catfishing, and more!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 58 - 2/26 & 2/27/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Matthew Tinsman, of Peoria!!

 

 

From Matthew:  "Was out ice fishing a Rock River backwater recently, and hooked into this 15" crappie.  Pretty sure it's a black.  Definitely my biggest through the ice!"

 

Then Matt went out a couple days later and caught his new ice P-B largemouth!!  This 4-pound 14-ounce chunk!

 

Matthew will join us this weekend to tell the story of an epic week of ice fishing; talk fishing in general; and more!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 57 - 2/19 & 2/20/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Garrett White, of Argenta!

 

 

From Garrett:  "I started ice fishing more seriously this year, and just recently caught this 15" crappie through the ice on a pond near Argenta!  It weighed over 2 pounds!  My biggest crappie by far!!"

 

Garrett will join us this weekend to tell the story of this awesome ice fishing trip!  He's also involved in the Argenta-Oreana Bass Fishing Team, so we'll learn about their relatively young program 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 56 - 2/12 & 2/13/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Dominic Leon, and his grandfather, Mark Allen, of Argenta!

 

From Mark: "Got out on the ice early a recent morning. My grandson, Dominic, caught his 1st fish through the ice!  Argenta farm pond."

 

Dominic & Mark will join us this weekend to tell the story of this first ice fishing trip; talk fishing; and more!

 

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

 

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 55 - 2/5 & 2/6/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Austin Cherry, of Nokomis, & Cody Drake, of Dalton City!!

 

(Austin pictured)

 

From Cody: "So I've been beggin my good buddy, Austin, for years to go ice fishing with me. I finally got him out today, and on the 3rd drop he pulls a 16 incher out of the hole!!   I'd say I've got him hooked on hard water fishin."

 

Austin & Cody will join us this weekend to tell the story of this Moultrie County super slab of a crappie; talk ice fishing; and more!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 54 - 1/29 & 1/30/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 16-year old Cole Cook, of Tolono!

 

 

From Cole's dad, Shaun:  "My sons first deer ever, on his first ever bow hunt…on public land! He’s got ice in his veins!"

 

Cole was able to harvest his first doe this season!  We'll hear the story from the young hunter himself, as well as talk about public land hunting; Clinton Lake access; and more!

 

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

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 53 - 1/22 & 1/23/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from 8-year old Bryce Risley, of Shelbyville!!

 

From Bryce's dad, Ryan: "My son's youth season buck. He has worked his tail off with us this summer working and planting food plots, setting and brushing ground blinds, and checking and moving cameras. He passed numerous does and young bucks over the coarse of Saturday morning and evening. We didn't hunt Sunday morning and his hard work and patience paid off Sunday evening more than we thought it would! 16pts and grossed 164". Also weighed 230lbs field dressed putting him in the lead for my buddies big buck contest that he entered. Beyond blessed!"    He won the contest!!

 

This is the 9th deer Bryce has harvested, and the 4th buck.....at 8-years old!! 

 

Bryce & Ryan will join us this weekend to share the story of this central IL giant; their love of the outdoors; and more!!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" For Episode 52 - 1/15 & 1/16/22

 

This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Joey Leidner, of Mansfield!!

 

 

From Joey: "First fish of 2022 is a 56 pounder and I shattered my personal best by 14 pounds, it was a warm 15 degrees, and the 10/0 raptor nailed like a stuck hog #kittychasers!!"

 

This will be the second time Joey has joined us on CIO.  His previous PB Blue was a great story on an earlier "COTW" segment.  He'll join us this weekend to tell the full story on his new PB, and tremendous first fish of 2022! 

 

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

 

 

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