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:
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