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Chicago Fishing



Top Chicago Fishing Spots

  1. Riggle Lake (Lake Co. Park Dept) PFA,
    5/6/2013 7:48:29 PM -


  2. Penny Road Pond
    5/14/2011 2:35:57 PM - Penny Road Pond 42.0967, -88.207


  3. wreck-8695
    2/6/2018 11:26:19 PM -


  4. 13022
    2/20/2020 2:18:30 PM -


  5. 1986
    2/20/2020 2:18:59 PM -


  6. wreck-8690
    2/6/2018 11:26:18 PM -


  7. wreck-8687
    2/6/2018 11:26:18 PM -


  8. Navy Pier
    6/10/2012 3:30:25 AM -


  9. Wilhala Beach Co. Pk. Ramp,
    5/6/2013 7:48:29 PM -


  10. Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
    6/10/2012 3:30:28 AM -



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Chicago Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Chicago, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Green Sunfish

  2. Green Sunfish

    There is a 32.14% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 9 Green Sunfish counted.

    Chicago Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

    ENLARGE CHICAGO GREEN SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 25% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 7 Bluegill counted.

    Chicago Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

    ENLARGE CHICAGO BLUEGILL COUNTS CHART


  5. Gizzard Shad

  6. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 21.43% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 6 Gizzard Shad counted.

    Chicago Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

    ENLARGE CHICAGO GIZZARD SHAD COUNTS CHART


  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 7.14% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 2 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Chicago Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE CHICAGO LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Black Crappie

  10. Black Crappie

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.

    Chicago Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE CHICAGO BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART


  11. Brown Trout

  12. Brown Trout

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 1 Brown Trout counted.

    Chicago Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE CHICAGO BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  13. Pike

  14. Pike

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Pike, based on 1 Pike counted.

    Chicago Pike Counts Chart
    Pike

    ENLARGE CHICAGO PIKE COUNTS CHART


  15. Smallmouth Bass

  16. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 1 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Chicago Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

    ENLARGE CHICAGO SMALLMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 8 species of fish and 28 fish counted for February around Chicago.

To date, there are 35 species of fish and a total of 8913 fish counted for Chicago and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1800 (223 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 2:16:13 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Chicago Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Henry's Sports ,Bait & Marine


  2. Fishtech


  3. Bentley Fishing USA -division of Expodex Corporation


  4. Anglers Outlet


  5. Dave's Reel Service


  6. Lees Global Tackle


  7. Westforth Sports


  8. Wacker Bait & Tackle LLC


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Top Chicago Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Angler Fishing Charters
    Whether you're a Chicago native or just visiting, Angler Charters will customize a trip that fits your needs. Weekday and weekend 6-hour or 8-hour fishing charters available for 1-6 people. Chicago sightseeing, special events, Navy Pier fireworks tri

  2. Captain Al's Charter Boat Flt


  3. Charter Boat Chicago


  4. Windy City Salmon Fishing Charters


  5. Chicago Charter Boat Company


  6. Salukis Pride Sport Fishing Charters


  7. Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters


  8. Endorfins Fishing Charter


  9. Playin' Hooky Charters


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