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Fishing Areas

Get hooked on fishing

Get hooked on fishing! With 11 stocked park lagoons, a number of ponds, a reviving Chicago River, 22 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan, and access in eight harbors and along the north side of Navy Pier, Chicago offers many opportunities for year-round fishing. The types of fish to pursue are varied: Coho and Chinook salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth, Largemouth and Rock Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Carp and Channel Catfish.

You can get your fishing license to fish in Chicago through any park fieldhouse that has a lagoon.

For further information on fishing areas:


SEARCH Fishing Areas

Auburn Park406 W. Winneconna  1 
Calumet Park9801 S. Avenue G  1 
Canal Origins2750 S. Ashland Ave. 1 
Canalport Riverwalk Park2900 S. Ashland Ave 2 
Columbus Park500 S. Central  2 
Douglas Park1401 S. Sacramento Dr. 1 
Garfield Park100 N. Central Park Ave. 1 
Gompers Park4222 W. Foster Ave. 1 
Humboldt Park1400 N. Sacramento Ave. 1 
Jackson Park6401 S. Stony Island Ave. 1 
Marquette Park6743 S. Kedzie Ave. 1 
McKinley Park2210 W. Pershing Rd. 1 
Sherman Park1301 W. 52nd St. 1 
Washington Park5531 S. King Dr. 1 


Lakefront locations:

Montrose Harbor, 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive

Belmont Harbor, 3200 N. Lake Shore Drive

Diversey Harbor, 2800 N. Lake Shore Drive

Navy Pier, (north side of the building only) Grand Ave & Lake Shore Drive

DuSable Harbor, 400 E. Randolph St.

Monroe Harbor, 100 N. Lake Shore Drive (across from Buckingham Fountain)

Burnham Harbor, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive (on the Museum Campus)

31st Street Harbor, 3100 S. Lake Shore Drive (new for 2013)

59th Street Harbor, 5900 S. Lake Shore Drive

Jackson Park Inner and Outer Harbors, 6400 S. Lake Shore Drive

95th St. Calumet Park, 9600 S. Walton Drive