Chicago Fishing and Hunting Reports

Welcome to Chitown-Angler

We are fortunate enough to have some members that have entertained, educated and enlightened us over the past couple years now writing in a blog.

These folks have a wealth of knowledge in different areas of our sports so the plan is to have some humorous and stimulating things to share with our membership.

We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Of Platters and Slabs ~ Any Luc

Iím just a fellow looking to follow along lifeís curiosities, in a no different fashion than I did as a youngster, with big eyes. The sharing of a like interest, the mystique of the under-surface, is what brings you and me together Iím sure.

Thus, I invite you to come with me, as we absorb what we may of the clues and the tricks to finding the whole, or maybe just itty bitty bits and pieces of, the down-from.

The Runnin' Bare Chronicles ~ Runnin' Bare

While Iíve pursued many species of fish, in both fresh- and salt-water, my obsession is salmon fishing on ďthe big pondĒ; Lake Michigan . This is somewhat ironic, since I was not aware that salmon even existed in the Great Lakes until after my 30th birthday. Ever since that Eureka ! moment, I have been learning everything I can about salmon fishing and then sharing that information with others.

I am not a charter captain, nor a tournament angler. Rather, I fish for the pure fun of it. It is especially enjoyable to help a novice angler catch what is often the biggest fish of their life. I have been a member of Salmon Unlimited since 1999, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007 and became the Vice-President in 2010. I am also honored to be part of the pro-staff for Siggís Rigs Trolling Flies.

When not fishing, I am an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer.

River Musings and Meanderings ~ Creekyknees

Norm (aka Creekyknees) has written articles for websites like the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance Bronzeback Bulletin, the Outdoor Notebook and contributed to an article in InFisherman.

Norm could be called a river rat if you knew him well enough. He will fish in just about any conditions knowing that he will have the river to himself. Why, because he knows that good things come to those who put the time in under any conditions.

His labor of love is the Kankakee River where you can find him chasing Bronzebacks. He stays active on elements that impact the Kankakee and is currently a member of the Kankakee River Roundtable, working conservation, clean ups and other river issues that impact the fishery.

Armes de Feu ~ Quail Hunter

As of December of 2010, I am a few months away from turning 60. I have been around guns my entire life. At this stage of my life I am mainly an upland hunter. I have taken my share of birds, white tail deer, fallow deer, black bear, Russian boar and coyote.

I am life member of the NRA. I am also a member of Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society and Trout Unlimited. Why those three? Well it is simple each one is committed to conservation. Each one provides improvements to public land. Why the NRA? Well, that one is easy! There is no other national organization devoted to protecting the 2nd Amendment. I enjoy hunting; collecting firearms and watching a good dog work the field.