December 2015 Meeting – Rob Hilsabeck

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Rob Hilsabeck is employed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, serving as a district fisheries biologist for the last 21 years. Rob has found this position to be extremely rewarding and a “dream” job. His job duties vary from youth education to lake management which provides ample oportunities to share fisheries activities with the pub-ic. The fisheries personnel and …

2016 Speakers Schedule

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Here is the speaker schedule for our 2016 meetings. If you have ideas or suggestions, please get in touch with Todd Minor. January – Steve Heiting February – Tony Grant March – Billy Davis, Melton Hill guide April – Matt Firestein Lake St. Claire May – Bill Bennett, Indiana guide June/July/August – no meetings September 14th – Benjamin Heussner WDNR …

November 2015 Meeting – Ken Jackson

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KEN JACKSON ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11TH Ken Jackson is a researcher and writer for Fishing the North Country publications. He and his family own and operate Jackson’s Lakeside Cottages on Vilas County’s Little St. Germain Lake. During the open water season he guides the waters of Northern Wisconsin for muskie, bass, and walleye. A graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Ken has written for such publications …

2015 Musky Road Rules

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FRV is helping sponsor Musky Road Rules on January 17th. This seminar series has been run by Tony Grant and Gregg Thomas (our February speaker) since 2005. Please visit for more details and to register to attend! The event has been great in the past and is sure to get you pumped up for the 2015 open water season.

Illini Muskies Alliance – Notice of IDNR/IMA Meeting

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Illini Muskies Alliance Notice of IDNR/IMA Meeting Saturday, January, 10, 2015, 10:00am Cabela’s Hoffman Estates, IL Our annual IDNR/IMA meeting will be Saturday, January,10,2015 at 10:00am. It will be held at Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates, IL. Cabela’s is located at: 5225 Prairie Stone Pkwy. Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 847-645-0100 GPS Coordinates: 42.072912 – 88.205795 Sears Center is just down the …

January 2015 Meeting – Larry Dahlberg

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On Thursday January 8th, 2015 FRV proudly presents the legendary Larry Dahlberg star of Hunt for Big Fish TV! Dahlberg a MN native, started with In Fisherman back in the early 80’s as a writer for the magazine as well as a face on the show. He became involved with fishing tournaments and found himself doing less & less fishing …

November 2014 Meeting – Chris Taurisano, T-Bone Guide Service

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Our FRV Speaker on Wednesday November 12th will be Captain Chris Taurisano; owner of T-Bone Guide Service. Chris is a multi-species guide who is a Licensed U.S.C.G. Captain. Chris guides on many lakes here in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Chris began fishing with his Grandpa for Panfish at the early age of three. In his teens he began attending …

October 2014 Meeting – New Member Meeting

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8TH IS NEW MEMBER & FREE PIZZA NIGHT!! Bring your appetite on October 8th as the FRV Chapter is picking up the tab for free pizza! This is a great night to get together and talk fishing and have a few laughs! We will be demo-ing some great on-line tutorials. We will go over renewing your membership on-line …

September 2014 Meeting – Pat Harrison

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THE FOX RIVER VALLEY CHAPTER PROUDLY PRESENTS CAPTAIN PAT HARRISON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2014 AT THE SCHAUMBURG GOLF CLUB   Pat Harrison is the owner/operator of Pat Harrison’s Outdoor Fishing Adventures! Pat is a Licensed U.S.C.G. Captain and guides in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana for Bass, Walleye, Perch and Panfish! He is a seminar speaker and a fishing educator who …