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Fishing Links:

Here are some of the best resources for Chicago area fishing information. - This site is a comprehensive guide to all bodies of water throughout the Chicago area. Complete with depth maps, species information, and boating information. A MUST see for any Chicago area fisherman! - Lake-Link features information on fishing throughout the country. Select Chicago and get all the information you need. - One of our favorite local television programs has a web site too! Visit Illinois Outdoors for local and regional fishing information, videos, tips, and more.

Cook County Forest Preserves - Busse Lake, Beck Lake, Skokie Lagoons are my favorite forest preserve lakes. Trust me... there are some big fish to be had! Check them out.

Lake County Forest Preserves - Independence Grove, Buffalo Creek and other Lake County fishing info can be found here

Dale Bowman's Reports - Dale is the outdoors writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Every Wednesday he prints the local fishing reports. On Sundays he provides all sorts of great outdoors information. - Just like the name says, a resource for bass fishing information. They have some great info, as well as links to other Illinois fishing sites, clubs, etc.

Sportsman's Connection Northern Illinois Fishing Maps Guide - This link is to the official site of Sportsman's Connection. The Northern Illinois Fishing Map Guide book is a MUST for any Chicago area angler. The maps are detailed, stocking information is included, and much more. Again... this book is a must. I highly recommend it.

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