Chicago Fishing School – “we’re why they call it catching” – not “fishing”.

Because lakes are PACKED with fish if you know just a little bit. We teach what YouTube, Big Box Stores and weekend videos CAN’T. (They all copy each other and cause you to catch little to nothing. Break from the pack and catch 50 fish or a 5 lb. fish right near your house in the local pond. Grab us for a half day, full day or have us host a fishing party for you – your catch will blow you away! Let’s get fishing

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Two Ways to Improve Your Fishing (catching)

Guided Fishing or Lesson or Group Classes

September 5th 9 am F1 (1.5 hours)
September 26th 10:30 am F23 (Class 2-3 2.5 hours).
September 26th 8 am F1 (1.5 Hours)

Either way choose, you will learn to catch a lot of fish. Also, you will catch more big fish locally around Chicago and the Chicago suburbs.
Both are roughly the same cost.

Group Fishing Class is slightly lower cost, but you will share the lesson with others. Currently the Group Classes are limited to 9 fishers. Group fishing class is split up into two class series. F1 is the first class and F23 is a combined longer finishing class. F1 is 1.5 hours in length and F23 is 3 hours in length. You DO need both classes in sequence. You MAY take a refresher course at a discount and go through the sessions again-but you probably won’t need it.

Guided Fishing is private fishing where we go out catch fish and learn and we select a location. Our instructor will hand-pick a location based on your fishing goals. A lot of fish. Big Fish? Combination? Somewhere close to you or your private pond. Take a guided 1/2 day lesson or full day – the bargain is when you invite a second or third angler. Steep discounts for every person you add to the guided fishing!!! Our format makes 4, 5 or 6 people very affordable with the larger groups going under $100 a person for a 1/2 day of fishing action. Guided fishing is customized to your wishes. More fishing, More learning? You choose either or a combination of both. Let’s Catch! In the Chicago area, book a Guided

Guided Fishing on waters all over the Chicago suburbs. We’ll give you some of our secret public spots. We fish in Naperville, Orland Hills, Tinley Park, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Monee and any lake you want to point us.

While we can’t guarantee fishing at a brand new location will rock your world, you will learn to catch fish! Some

Travel to Chicago for World Class Fishing Lessons

If you wish to travel in for a weekend of fishing experience, the Chicago Fishing School will help you with discounted lodging, tips on where to stay and great places to eat! Uh, the best pizza in the world. Chicago-style hotdogs or Italian Beef – and some fine local-source dining you can depend on. You don’t need ANY equipment – we will provide you with everything you need including the best in premium live fishing bait. Book a full day or more back-to-back early in the season and call us for plans.

Your catches will increase so much – you will look on this as the best trip you ever took. More trout, bluegill, walleye, channel catfish, carp, smallmouth bass, crappie, bream and perch where you fish, that is your prize. We’ll have some fun, do some serious fishing and learning – you will cherish your trip.

Your instructor will boost you to a much higher-level fisher with skills learned on three continents. Multiple World Championship appearances, regional competitions and high level fishing expertise will be passed on to you. Take back tips, tools, tricks and rigs to really have adventures on waters close to your home. If you want to have your tackle upgraded after the trip, we can ship you the best in fish-catching kits that can’t be found in stores. Custom-rigged for your waters and species. Let’s catch some fish.

Fishing Party

Great for adults or kids, our fishing party offers flying fish, thrills, competition or discovery for kids from 4 – 84!  Grab a group of friends or some parents and a group of kids – we supply the gear, the tips and the bait to help you see the most fish you ever have. We have hosted corporate fishing events and a ton of kids’ parties and made nearly every single person go home fishy and smiling. One scout group of 13 landed 385 fish in just 2 hours (on a horrible day in October). Our methods and gear are so good, a park district group the same size fished after us and caught ZERO. Yep, we’re good. Grab your date and book it early! Base rate and inexpensive to add more, and more fishers. We can also travel.

About our Founder

Johnny Wilkins fished in 3 World Championships for Team U.S.A. qualifying as one of the 5 best American anglers, fishing in Portugal, Belgium and Italy for the United States. Catching all species in any lake, he will teach you the direct line to catching fish. He currently holds the world record (most fish caught from shore in a 24-hour period) with 2,011 fish caught on 1 hook. The shore fishing record.

Johnny has been teaching for 20+ years and has perfected the methods that get brand new fishers catching as well as improving the catches of disappointed veteran anglers. Johny will open up your world to an adventure of “catching” while others “fish”. In a  1/2-day lesson or full day, a group fishing class,  he can change local ponds into adventures. Your fishing will go from dull to  flying fish or a trophy fish of a lifetime at your local pond, close to your home. Families have been learning to catch fish without a boat, from shore (or using a boat) more than ever. Johnny has taught over 1,000 people how to catch more fish and also created a fishing tackle store   www. that features fish-catching tackle, most not found in any stores.

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Contact & Catch

Email Works Best – email Johnny ((@))
We also offer online booking to save the dates.

Phone: 630.235.2162