Slice of Life: This is How We Fish in Chicago

Chicago River fishermen

It seems that wherever there’s water, there’s someone with a stick and a string angling for dinner.

We’ve seen lots of urban fishermen in Chicago, sometimes in unlikely places.  From the edge of Navy Pier to the lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry to the stagnant ick near Bubbly Creek where the Illinois and Michigan Canal used to hook up to the Chicago River.

But this is the first time we’ve seen anyone fishing virtually under the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

Chicago River fishermen

Author: Editor

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