Fishing 1 – F1 Classes March Postponed to May

CLASSES POSTPONED – we will meet again soon. Stay well. Keep your space, treat all surfaces as “dirty” – keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands with soap – thoroughly! We will again meet in the outdoors in April when we are on the back side of this outbreak.

When we meet know that our class will be held at the rock circle and there will be a smaller class – we will allow enough space for everyone to comfortably gather without worries. Outdoor activities are essential – let’s re-gather when we are all clear and free of worry about this virus. I will miss you until then..

You MAY purchase a class to reserve it and place this in your notes. We will meet at the end of April with dates such as these: May 3rd AM. – F1 Classes. May 24th a.m. F1 Classes

Our next classes will be on Sunday, March 22nd & Sunday, March 29 for group fishing classes (Fishing 1 kicks off the season, F2, F3 will be held in April). The classes will be held in Downers Grove at Patriot’s Park (Barth Pond). Fishing 1 is at 10:00 AM and F1 (second session) is at 2:30 AM (both days).
NOTE – when registering ADD A NOTE telling us which class(es) you are registering for. Please tell us either F1 AM or F1 PM (yes, space is available).

Students must reserve a spot using our class registration. Discounts given for purchasing 3 or more class passes. Add a note at Checkout for which class slot you prefer – note you can change times, with some sort of communication.

Purchase a single fishing class here – tax is included in the price for single classes.


Save 20% by purchasing multiple classes – 3 or more at a time.
Want to register several people – OR – register for all 3 classes? You can register for classes F2, F3 or Monster Fish Class at a savings! March 22nd & March 29 Registration for class- please specify which you are registering for:

Purchase multiple fishing classes at a discount here – tax is included in the price for single classes. Discount is calculated on multiples of 3 or more.

Select Your Fishers

Have a Groupon? Groupons are good for Fishing 1 classes (only). Register your Groupon fishing class using the above pulldown. $1 registration charge – (you will get a free fishing tool for the registration cost.). Save 30% on your Fishing 1 class. Note this is a 3-class series. You will need to purchase Fishing 2 and Fishing 3 separately and they can be taken at any time.

REGISTER YOUR GROUPON – OR Gift Certificate Here:

What you need for fishing classes. Camera or phone camera. A drink. That’s it. We provide everything you need for classes. Classes are good for beginners, experienced anglers and families including kids 6 and up.

4 Replies to “Fishing 1 – F1 Classes March Postponed to May”

  1. Hi! I want to learn how to fish properly with my wife.

    What equipment will we need to attend the fishing classes in barth pond?

  2. Mr. Wilkens,
    Can you sell me some of the chum/ fish attractant you used in your Oak Brook attempt to catch the most fish in a day? I watched you for an hour, and was very impressed.

    If you no longer carry it, can you tell me who sells it?
    Thanks, David Riske

    1. I can make some for you – yes, and I am working on a mix packet where you can make your own with simple ingredients.
      Let me finish up some testing and I will get it ready for prime time. It works really well in two ways- but I have to create some instructions.
      Good to hear from you – johnny@chicagofishingschool.com is my address.

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