August 1 Fishing 1 Class – Chicago Suburbs

F1 Fishing Classes August 1 (no classes on August 25th)

Our next classes will be on Sunday, August 1st for group classes (Fishing 1 of 2). The class will be held in Downers Grove at Patriot’s Park (Barth Pond). Fishing 1 is at 5:00 PM.

Students must reserve a spot using our class registration here.
Discounts given for purchasing 3 or more class passes! Yes, you can use the pass below for a F2 Fishing 2 Class and take advantage of the savings.

SPACES STILL OPEN. If you have troubles with the cart or signing up via the link below – you can TEXT 630.235.2162 with number of persons and you can pay at the event.

8/1 Fishing Class Passes

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 7 and up.

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 20% on your Fishing 1 class. Note this is a 2-class series. You will need to purchase Fishing 2 separately from any coupons or offer sites and classes can be taken at any time.

The 2-class series will teach you about fish and how they feed. Great baits that will be revealed that can be purchased at better tackle stores. With the two fishing classes, you will catch more fish than those around you. Add a future Guided Fishing Session to take your fishing to the next level.

Class OneInstruction 95%
will teach you the equipment and rigs that catch the most fish around Chicagoland (and the world!).

The rigs and tactics you learn will be the best methods to catch the following species of fish:

  • Trout
  • Bluegill
  • Walleye
  • Perch
  • Crappie
  • Channel Catfish
  • Carp
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Salmon & Steelhead Salmon

You will learn about the fishing pole and the fishing rod. Spin casting reel, floats & bobbers will be covered. Great baits that catch the most fish and biggest fish are discussed in Fishing 1 as well as two knots that are used to construct all fishing rigs. At the very end of the session, we will take a look at “the bite” and see how subtle the fish take the bait.

Weather Information for Fishing Classes: Weather

What to Bring to Classes List: Bring to Class

Fishing Tackle for Our Area: Tackle Store

Class Two (Fishing 2) Instruction 60% – Experiential 40%
teaches how to cast, detailed tips on spin casting, battling wind with floats, controlling the float with poles and handling fish. In Fishing 2, we will put together a pole float rig as well as a waggler float for spin casting. Class 2 will be held later in August.

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