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Old 08-28-2014, 11:04 PM
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Default Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

as title says, i got a last minute trip to Chicago IL,
leaving tomorrow (8.29, and will be there 3 days, Sat-Mon.)
is there any fly fishing to be done around there? (or with very minimal driving)

ideally i want it to be trout i'd go after,
but if not, perhaps some Pike? Carp? etc?

i've got 3,4,5,6 or 8wt's that i can bring,

any suggestions?
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Default Re: Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

There is no trout fishing unless you want to drive into Wisconsin or Michigan. Your best best depending on what part of Chicago you're in is to target smallies in a couple different rivers - not my thing but I have fished the Kankakee about 90 minutes south. If you're in the city proper - grab a fly rod and fish the big lake. I don't do this because it's not my thing but call the guys at Chicago Flyfishing Outfitters and they can help you out. They're great guys and can help with that.
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Default Re: Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

great, thanks for the tip, ill give them a call
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Default Re: Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

You could try for Steelhead and Salmon in Northern Indiana. You can find info and locations on the Indiana DNR website DNR: Fish & Wildlife .
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