Drift Boat River Fly Fishing Guided Trips in Chicago

Jon Boat
2 Guests

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Get a great day of fly fishing for $375 per day in Chicago, IL

Our Fly Fishing guide service is committed to providing a quality experience on the Kankakee River. You'll spend your trip on a Boulder Boat Works drift boat. Fishing the river from this fly fishing specific craft offers comfortable access to long stretches of river and creates a stealth factor that maximizes top water potential and fishing shots in general.

You'll primarily target smallmouth bass, although the river holds healthy populations of walleye, sauger, northern pike, gar, channel catfish, rock bass, drum, carp and other rough fish. Of the nearly 20 miles that I guide, 11 are largely undeveloped, passing through the Kankakee River State Park. Bald eagle, osprey, beaver, white-tail deer and other wildlife are often sighted in this area.

  • We endorse catch-and-release, barbless angling in order to sustain a healthy fishery and keep all anglers safe.
  • All trips accommodate up to two anglers. Pricing is the same for one or two anglers.
  • Day use of premium, high performance gear is included in the cost of your trip. Sage Method and One fly rods, Waterworks/Lamson reels and Rio Fly lines are among my guiding equipment. And, if you prefer, you may also bring your own gear.
  • Weather appropriate clothing, a hat, polarized sunglasses and an Illinois fishing license are the only things you'll need to bring. Waders are optional.

You will need to purchase an Illinois fishing license online. And, I suggest you bring your camera to record your memories.

While fishing tends to be a priority, meals are taken seriously. Lunch is provided on full day trips.
It is YOUR day on the water. Allow us to customize your trip by telling me what you hope to get out of the experience.


  • Type: Jon Boat
  • Capacity: 2 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

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