Fishing in Chicago, IL


Quantum Zebco Alloy Spinning Reel at Park Bait Co.

Park Bait Co.

In-Store Pickup

Light-weight alloy spinning reels provide strength without excess weight and a smooth retrieve thanks to their eight-bearing system

$59.99 $39.99

$6 for $10 Worth of Products — Chicago Bait and Tackle, Inc.

Chicago Bait and Tackle

Downtown District

Family owned bait & tackle shop-We have worms, leeches, Fatheads, golden shiners, & suckers as they are available.

$10 $6

One or Two Three-Hour Introductory Sailing or Racing Lessons from 3rd Coast Cruising (Up to 68% Off)

3rd Coast Cruising

DuSable Harbor

US Coast Guard–certified captains and certified instructors welcome sailors aboard 30-foot or larger boat

$300 $99

Three-Hour Sailing Lesson for Two, Four, or Six at Sailboat-X (Up to 54% Off)

Sailboat-X.com

Multiple Locations

US Sailing–certified instructors teach students to rig the boat and take the helm on a 33-foot vessel

$250 $132

Three-Hour BYOB Cruise or Four-Hour BYOB Fireworks Cruise for Up to Six from Celestial Sails (UP to 64% Off)

Celestial Sails

31st Street Harbor

Explore Lake Michigan aboard a 44-foot Beneteau Oceanis yacht; fireworks cruises include choice views of Navy Pier pyrotechnics

$250 $99

2.5-Hour Private, Hands-On Sailing Experience for Up to Six from Smelly Onion Sailing (Up to 41% Off)

Smelly Onion Sailing

Burnham Harbors

Private, hands-on sailing experience lets guests take over the role of the crew and sail the boat; captains teach them basic skills

$550 $325

10 Boxing 101 or Boot-Camp Classes, or Three Months of Boxing 101 at Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness

Brighton Park

Expert boxing coach leads students through basic pugilistic moves; boot camps help guests build strength and endurance

$100 $39

Bike Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 49% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

Multiple Locations

Group and solo pedalers mount bicycles, surreys, and other wheeled contraptions to cruise the waterfront and city

$35 $18

"Learning The Ropes" or "Learning To Boulder" Classes for One or Two at First Ascent Climbing (Up to 49% Off)

First Ascent Climbing

Multiple Locations

Learn rope skills for climbing up to 6 stories tall, or learn technique for bouldering, a more powerful style of climbing on shorter walls.

$73 $39

$49.99 for One Earn Your Wings Package with Video at iFLY ($79.95 Value)

iFLY

Lincoln Park

Soar with an experienced instructor during two indoor skydiving sessions, which feel like free falling from 12,000 feet high

$79.95 $49.99

Open Roller-Skating with Skate Rentals for Two or Four at The Rink (Up to 52% Off)

The Rink

Far South Chicago

A classic hardwood-maple roller-skating rink eschews inline skates for traditional skates with two rows of wheels

$20 $10

$12 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers

Sports bar’s upstairs game room includes batting cages where guests can practice their swings and crush fastballs

$20 $12

Chicago Bulls Preseason Game for Two and Optional Memorabilia Signed by Derrick Rose or Dennis Rodman (October 3–17)

Official Fan Package

United Center

Get first look at how the Bulls’ infusion of young blood plays with seasoned vets Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, and Robin Lopez

$80 $69

Pontoon-Boat Rental for 8 or 12 from Corporate Tailgate Boat Rental (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

Corporate Tailgate Boat Rentals-Chicago

Chicago

Pontoon boats cruise leisurely up and down the Chicago River on a waterfront tour; see Navy Pier fireworks; bring your own food and drinks

$300 $139

Bowling, Shuffleboard, and Pool at Kings – Lincoln Park (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings – Lincoln Park

Kings Chicago-Lincoln Park

Massive entertainment complex with music venue and full craft beer bar serves up friendly competition in the form of bowling and other games

$40 $24.99

$20 for $36 Worth of Bicycle Rental — ChainLinks

ChainLinks

Far North Side

Walk in and bike out! Rent a bike for a day and enjoy summer time in Chicago. Groupon valid for new customers only.

$36 $20

Chicago Bears Tickets

Chicago Bears Tickets

Downtown

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$71 $71

$99 for an Eight-Week Soccer Program for One Child from West Loop Soccer Club ($160 Value)

West Loop Soccer Club

Near West Side

Boys and girls aged 2–12 learn soccer basics, including ball control and coordination, and the importance of teamwork and good character

$160 $99

Chicago Blackhawks Preseason Game for Two with Options for Signed Memorabilia (September 28–October 4)

Official Fan Package

United Center

The Blackhawks prepare for the season ahead with a slate of preseason matchups

$175 $79

Bowling-League Registration for an Individual or a Team from Players Sport & Social Group (Up to 45% Off)

Players Sport & Social Group

Multiple Locations

Coed bowling teams play each other at Seven Ten Lounge & Lanes

$99 $59

5 or 10 Group Martial-Arts Classes at Valko Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Near North Side

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

$170 $65

Cubs Playoff Game Rooftop Experience with All-Inclusive Food and Drink at Skybox on Sheffield (October 7–13)

Skybox on Sheffield

Skybox on Sheffield Rooftop

Enjoy iconic Wrigleyville experience from a three-tiered rooftop with food, beer, and wine

$255.99 $129

30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Bash Sports Academy (Up to 55% Off)

BASH Sports Academy

Chicago

A 12,000 sq. ft., fully turfed indoor facility houses five cages for practicing swings year-round

$30 $15

$20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

Two Weeks or One Month of Beginner Jujitsu and Kickboxing at Movimento Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Movimento Fitness

Central Chicago

Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes led by a Gracie-trained instructor and a former US Marine Corps squad leader

$130 $20

Eight Introductory Aikido Classes for One or Two on July 5 or Sept. 6 at Midwest Aikido Center (Up to 53% Off)

Midwest Aikido Center

Midwest Aikido Center

Learn Aikido’s disciplined self-defense tactics from seasoned instructors at one of the largest dedicated Aikido dojos in the country

$80 $39

All-Inclusive Rooftop View of Cubs Playoff Game at Lakeview Baseball Club (October 7–13)

Lakeview Baseball Club

Lakeview Baseball Club

Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

$278.39 $159

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Beverly (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Beverly

Multiple Locations

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$90 $15

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Stoney Island (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Stoney Island

Multiple Locations

Participants kick and punch their way through a full-body workout

$90 $15

5 or 10 Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Lincoln Park (Up to 82% Off)

Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Lincoln Park

DePaul

From the merchant: Can you defend yourself against an attacker? Come learn the world’s most effective martial art: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

$100 $19

Select Local Merchants

  • 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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    Chicago, IL US
    +17739339855
  • Chicago School Of Fishing
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Learn from top instructor with Illinois record 2,011 fish caught in 24 hours and has participated in 3 World Championships of fishing! What is the experience customers can expect? Detailed information on fishing better, more smart and saving money on tackle. Interesting fishing historical items and engaging content all taught on the shore of local inland suburban waters. No tackle needed! Only a pencil, paper, hat, sunblock and water are needed. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Seeing people struggle to fish, I have always wanted to share success. Sharing some easy, inexpensive tips opens others local waters to real adventure and excitement. Someday, I wish to be in the angling hall of fame as a teacher of many anglers. What do you love most about your job? The excitement that comes from stories and pictures of people and kids who catch a lot of fish after my lessons! I get some amazing thank you notes. Happy anglers of any age are pretty rewarding for me.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +16302352162
  • 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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    Chicago, IL US
    +17732765562
  • 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 cool new lures and tackle. It's all tailored to their favorite type of fishing, such as bass, inshore saltwater, panfish, 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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    Chicago, IL US
    +18668259301
  • SideTour - Leisure
    When you have a free day, head to SideTour - Leisure in Chicago for a day packed full of fun. Elevate your workout with their intense aerial yoga. You'll even be happy to know that these workouts are low-impact and well suited for your joints. Ready, set, go! Navigate the field at SideTour - Leisure but remember to throw on some safety gear before the paintballing begins. Healthy living is the name of the game at SideTour - Leisure, where hot yoga classes are all the rage. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. So head to SideTour - Leisure for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Rapid Transit Cycle Shop
    Take your gym look to the max with the great sports wares at Rapid Transit Cycle Shop in Chicago. In need of a mountain bike? Take to the hills after you get one here. Hunting and fishing takes a lot of gear, and this store has it all! Here you will find a wide selection of vehicles including motorcycles that are both practical and exciting. Heading to Rapid Transit Cycle Shop? Take your vehicle for a spin and park it with ease at one of the nearby parking choices. You'll prevent injuries by providing yourself proper safety and support with the selection of sporting goods at Rapid Transit Cycle Shop.
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    Chicago, IL US
    +13122434411

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