Fishing in Melrose Park


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  • Uncle Dan's Camping and Travel
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    3551 N Southport Ave
    Chicago, IL US
  • Calumet Fisheries
    Try This: Smoked Shrimp “That doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm against it." Anthony Bourdain wasn’t quite buying the concept of smoked shrimp. All that changed, however, when he visited Calumet Fisheries for his show No Reservations and took his first bite. That’s because the shrimp has the perfect amount of smokiness, enhancing, rather than shrouding, its natural sweetness. It should come as no surprise that Calumet Fisheries knows what it’s doing. After all, the shop was started in 1928, when it was run by current owner Mark Kotlick’s father and uncle. Shrimp emerged as the house specialty over the years, and the team still smokes these tasty crustaceans in a shack right outside. Cherry wood and white oak creates smoke that engulfs the shrimp and wafts out toward customers, who usually enjoy their meals in their cars or—when it’s nice out—on the nearby bridge.
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    3259 East 95th Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Dan's Tackle Service & Fly Fishing Gear
    It's easy to miss Dan's Tackle Service & Fly Fishing Gear, a shop marked only by a sign that reads Open. Come in; however, for fishermen and fisherwomen, this spot is worth a bit of extra searching. That's because, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “anything a fisherman needs — hip waders and boots to fishing cloves and BluBlocker shades — Pieczonka’s got it in stock.” Dan Pieczonka is the owner of Dan's Tackle Service & Fly Fishing Gear and a passionate fisherman who cast his first line at the age of 4 into Montrose Harbor. He began crafting custom fly-fishing rods in 1970 and, in 1981, opened his shop in the upstairs apartment of his childhood home. A Vietnam veteran who also served in the navy, Dan has cast lines into bodies of water across the world. He can recommend the best fishing spots not only in and around Chicago but also in places like Saskatchewan and the Bahamas.
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    2237 W McLean Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Mystery Tackle Box
    Part of the fun of fishing is the element of surprise: what's going to be on the end of the line? Will you accidentally stumble upon a fish flash mob? That's also part of the fun of Mystery Tackle Box, although the end goal is always to make your fishing trips more reliably successful. In the middle of every month, subscribers open up the mailbox to find a surprise assortment of four or five cool new baits, lures, and tackle. It's all tailored to their favorite type of fishing, such as bass, inshore saltwater, ice, or public pool. If they discover a product that really reels them in, there's also an online shop to order more.
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    2838 West Touhy Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • SideTour - Leisure
    Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.
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    211 N Stetson Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • SideTour - Leisure
    Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.
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    116 Hubbard St.
    Chicago, IL US
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