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-8687
    2/6/2018 11:26:18 PM -


  7. wreck-8690
    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 43.64% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 593 Green Sunfish counted.


  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 15.31% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 208 Bluegill counted.


  5. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  6. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 9.57% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 130 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.


  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 9.42% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 128 Largemouth Bass counted.


  9. Gizzard Shad

  10. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 7.95% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 108 Gizzard Shad counted.


  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 5.67% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 77 Common Carp counted.


  13. Yellow Perch

  14. Yellow Perch

    There is a 5% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 68 Yellow Perch counted.


  15. White Perch

  16. White Perch

    There is a 0.88% catch rate for White Perch, based on 12 White Perch counted.


  17. Black Crappie

  18. Black Crappie

    There is a 0.66% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 9 Black Crappie counted.


  19. Channel Catfish

  20. Channel Catfish

    There is a 0.37% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 5 Channel Catfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 19 species of fish and 1359 fish counted for September around Chicago.

To date, there are 33 species of fish and a total of 4229 fish counted for Chicago and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 6/9/1880 (142 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 12:48:24 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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