Skip Lubinski's account of ``the pageantry'' of fishing the Chicago lakefront is the third ``Borrowed hooks and other looks.''
It nicely captures the experience, not to mention the Clarendon Hills man caught some wonderful fish, like this smallmouth bass.
Here's his description of a late July outing.
``My wife and I were out on Lake Michigan this morning and enjoyed a combination of good fishing and some of the pageantry of being in a great city.
``The smallies were hungry (we caught 11) and a couple of big drum, all while watching men parachute from military helicopters, the coast guard displaying rescue techniques, the cruise ship Odyssey being escorted past a CFD pumper trawler by a coast guard cutter, all part of a typical day on Lake Michigan in Chicago. I think all the activities were part of Kup's Purple Heart Cruise (which we were not expecting when we headed out to the lake).
``I am sending a couple of pictures of fish caught, I wish I had thought to take pictures of the other events.''
``Borrowed hooks and other looks,'' other views on Chicago-related outdoor subjects, will normally run on Fridays, but this one came a little later because of the opening of perch season in Illinois on Lake Michigan on Aug. 1.
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