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Welcome to Chitown!

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Chicago fishing can be amazing and Chitown Angler is excited to offer sportsmen daily reports and some of the most engaging fishing and hunting forums in our area. We bring angling enthusiast’s a complete range of information to improve their success on the water or just to find another partner. From the expert to the beginner we can satisfy your needs. So wade in to this forum first and get your feet wet. It's a great place to start posting.



09:32am - Mar 28,15

Marc View the latest post

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This forum will be used by our sponsors to connect with members on specials and product reviews. Please use this forum to direct questions to our partners.



08:20am - Mar 30,15

honda cat View the latest post

Lake Michigan

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From the city to the stateline. Downriggers, Trolling, Tips, Tricks,Tackle, Rigging and all things Salmon and Trout.



08:07pm - Mar 30,15

dr of fishingology View the latest post

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Smallmouth, Largemouth and Rockies. Lake Michigan angling and it's hidden treasures!



09:10pm - Mar 30,15

dr of fishingology View the latest post

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Yellow Bandits, hell these fish are worth their weight in gold. How, where, when... From Waukegan, Navy Pier, Portage IN



06:38pm - Mar 30,15

rmj4626 View the latest post

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Everyone keeps their eyes peeled for these fishing reports. These are the guys that watch the winds, live without sleep and make energy drinks their only diet.

Subforum: Powerlining



11:55pm - Mar 30,15

gary s View the latest post

No new posts Feed - General Lake Michigan General Lake Michigan

Are any species that we missed?



10:47am - Mar 17,15

perch chaser View the latest post


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On the Cal/Sag, & Little Calumet.....Carp, smallmouth and yes.....walleye



07:31am - Mar 22,15

mush2 View the latest post

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This tributary is one of our premier Illinois rivers.



05:35am - Mar 19,15

MikeG62 View the latest post

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Wading the Fox River or from shore this tributary can't be beat.



10:54am - Mar 19,15

SNick View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Illinois Illinois

Rumor has it that tributary has walleye, sauger, whites and catfish.....



09:25pm - Mar 30,15

toothy pez View the latest post

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This tributary is on the rebound, this could be Illinis anglers diamond in the rough.



11:04am - Mar 30,15

BassMan93 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Dupage Dupage

Wading or shorefishing is the only way, this is one of those quiet fisheries where a sportsman or women can have a ball.



09:07pm - Mar 24,15

jmdog View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Rock & Mississippi River Rock & Mississippi River

Information on these rivers can be hard to come by, share the wealth on this honey holes.



10:23am - Mar 18,15

krazykarl33 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Creeks, Streams, Ditches Creeks, Streams, Ditches

In case we missed some, info on our local rivers and preferred out of state creeks like Trail, Little Calumet and the St Joe.



09:01pm - Mar 30,15

Creekyknees View the latest post


No new posts Feed - Cooling Lakes Cooling Lakes

The Coolers produce some of the most exciting Illinois angling around, from trophy stripers to muskie and then some hungry cats.



11:18am - Mar 27,15

bassfishermannn View the latest post

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They are local and a great place to wet a line.



12:18pm - Mar 30,15

jmazur6 View the latest post

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A windy city hotspot, one of our best resources for ice angling and a whole lot more. These impoundment lakes can produce some excellent big fish angling opportunities, lets hear what's going on.....



06:22pm - Mar 29,15

reno View the latest post

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For those of you that like to travel. Need a break from Chicagoland. Are you hitting the Root or Trail? Bring us your Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin reports.



04:34pm - Mar 30,15

Ukie1 View the latest post

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Angling information from North of the dividing line. I-80



11:11pm - Nov 15,14

nophalias View the latest post

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Illinois angling from "Downstate"



11:12am - Mar 29,15

Jerry K View the latest post

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Have a favorite pond? (location/name not required!).



08:53pm - Mar 28,15

Superman_55 View the latest post

Species Specific

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Some of the best catfisherman can be found in right here. They’ll give you tip on our lakes, streams and rivers. Check out our photo's in our catfish corner album. Click here to check it out



08:05pm - Mar 27,15

SNick View the latest post

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Toothy Critters of 10,000 casts and blown out elbows. This one’s for the Musky Hunters.



10:23pm - Mar 30,15

Sailbad the Sinner View the latest post

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These fish can leave you scratching your head and reaching for the next color of jig heads in your box.



09:18am - Mar 28,15

TroutMouth06 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Panfish Anyone..... Panfish Anyone.....

These little guys can be beasts on light tackle



05:15pm - Dec 18,14

UglyStick View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Fishing Odds and Ends Fishing Odds and Ends

If we missed your Species Specific target fishing go a head and toss your report in here! The perfect place for a little carp talk or some bowfishing information.



06:23pm - Mar 30,15

killer_Myle View the latest post

The Tackle Box

No new posts Feed - Tournament Trail - A place to set your dates and get the word out. Tournament Trail - A place to set your dates and get the word out.

List our tourny's here so people know where to find them. List the dates, type and city/state in your title to increase your turnout.



04:44pm - Mar 23,15

Limitout View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Without a Paddle - The Shore Fishermans Forum Without a Paddle - The Shore Fishermans Forum

The Chicagoland area has a ton of shore Angling possiblities to offer, Lake Michigan salmon, Wolf Lake walleye or Busse Lakes bass and bluegill. Share your tips and techniques or just post when your getting out, never know who will join you.



08:04am - Mar 12,15

Bronzebacker View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Check your Fly Check your Fly

All things fly fishing related, if your shorefishing or going to strap on those waders here's the place to talk about it.



06:49pm - Mar 30,15

Murph810 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - The Video Vault The Video Vault

Fishing reports are great; videos let us share the total experience. Post you fishing and hunting outings here.



02:47pm - Feb 11,15

FishermanFletch View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Kayak & Canoes - Fishing with Stealth Kayak & Canoes - Fishing with Stealth

Guys that use these vessels are diehards they Power their crafts with carbohydrates, not hydrocarbons. Yaks are a great way to hit the water, find fish others can reach and have a great time.



01:00pm - Mar 20,15

illinoisbambam View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Hot Rods ~ Reels and Home Grown..... Baits of Course Hot Rods ~ Reels and Home Grown..... Baits of Course

Tackle Talk: Rod Crafting, Rod Selection, waders, Reels, ice fishing gear and baits...



08:46pm - Mar 26,15

SNick View the latest post

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Want to try something new. Looking to learn about a new hunting or angling possibility - Swap A Spot - It's an excellent way to "hook up" with someone from the site.



05:35pm - Mar 5,15

Polishangler5 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - The Swap & Dough The Swap & Dough

Item's for Trade or Sale - you have to be a member of the site for a while and post fishing reports before you can post here ;-)

Please no firearms or ammunition to be sold. Animals can absolutely not be traded!



04:21pm - Mar 30,15

Have rod will travel View the latest post

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Aquarium Talk.
The Regulations have changed, it's now legal to keep Gamefish at home!



12:17pm - Mar 30,15

jmazur6 View the latest post

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Looking for a harbor? Need help finding that one part or do you just need information on downriggers and trolling. Why not start here?



08:35pm - Mar 30,15

Over The Limit View the latest post

Hard Water

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It's our winter getaway. This forum is the place to go to loose that cabin fever when you can't take the cold and reports for the radical fisherman that can.



12:30pm - Mar 29,15

Any Luc View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Ice Gear ~ Gadgets & Electronics Ice Gear ~ Gadgets & Electronics

It's the stuff we all want or already have...can someone please tell me what it is.....



01:16pm - Mar 20,15

Da-Roc View the latest post

The Podium

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Look around it's a forums number one hot spot.....Go figure.....Anything that's outdoor related and we may have missed. No politics or religion, they just start fights!



08:26pm - Mar 30,15

the hersh View the latest post

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Camera Talk, Digital or Film, post pix, brag about your new toy. Computer talk too!



01:46pm - Mar 23,15

BassMan93 View the latest post

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Post your recipes that no one can resist. From the catch of the day or anything that goes with it, we love food, tell us how to make it good.....



02:34am - Mar 31,15

BFB View the latest post

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From time to time we make changes to the Site, hard as we try they sometimes cause problems for some Browsers. If you experience a problem viewing Chitown we'd like to hear about it. Please include your Browser type and OS.



06:40am - Mar 17,15

tinyfisher View the latest post

Game Bag

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Our state offers some excellent Grouse, Pheasant, Quail, Wild Turkey, Chukar and Rabbit and Squirrel so share your tails on the hunt.



10:52am - Mar 27,15

Bulldawg View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Antlers Antlers

Whether your hunting with black powder, archery or using a slug gun, this is the place to be.... tell us how you scored that rack. And we mean deer.



02:38pm - Mar 18,15

pmoney1323 View the latest post

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Illinois hunting close by just in time to hear someone say "They turned around.....they're cupping up......Take Em"!



08:18am - Mar 22,15

mush2 View the latest post

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Just hunting information and reports not covered in the other hunting forums. With some awesome coyote, rabbits...chucks and so much more...This is your Varmint Huntin' Forum.



07:30pm - Mar 27,15

frisbee3557 View the latest post

No new posts Feed - Guns, Slugs, Shot, & Black Powder Guns, Slugs, Shot, & Black Powder

If Black Powder or other firearms are your passion, then this forum is for you.



05:30pm - Mar 30,15

Rebeltime View the latest post

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Archery Forum



11:49am - Feb 11,15

bloodsweatscales View the latest post

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Dog Talk



03:16pm - Mar 9,15

billyf65 View the latest post

Trophy Room

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This is our bragging board. It's your place to post pictures of your fishing or hunting beast.

The one everyone has to see!



07:20am - Jan 25,15

dylanapollo View the latest post

Clubs Forums

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For open club discussion, announcements, questions about becoming a member and the benefits of being a Salmon Unlimited Member.



11:11am - Mar 21,15

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Community Corner

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Community Events, Kid's Programs & Derbys, Volunteer work



07:17pm - Mar 5,15

Zachary View the latest post

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Our fleet is located in Waukegan harbor and is comprised of a 40ft Trojan powered by twin 454-Crusaders and a 36 foot Trojan Sport Fisherman powered by twin Crusader 454. We can get you to the fishing grounds fast and with Challenger Fishing Charters you get to spend more quality time fishing some of the finest water on Lake Michigan.

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Grab Your Fly Charters is the only full-time, four-season fly-fishing guide service in the Chicagoland area. Specialize in warm water fly-fishing for smallmouth bass and carp on Lake Michigan and the Kankakee River. If you're looking for more exotic species, fish the Spring coho and Fall steelhead, brown and lake trout and salmon runs in the open water of Lake Michigan.

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Chicago’s premier Lake Michigan charter fishing service. Captain Mike Fuys, a US Coast Guard Master Captain and Coast Guard approved captain’s instructor.

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Trophy Ice Fish specializes in ice fishing packages and ice house rentals on Green Bay, ice fishing the Door County, Wisconsin area.

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