The first time for the Chicago Carp Classic on the Chicago lakefront was surprisingly tough Saturday.
There was a lot of looking at rods on the south bank of Montrose Harbor.
It is one of my favorite views in Chicago, but a view of a fish would have added to the total picture.
Amos Behanna earned the Chicago Carp King belt buckle when he landed a 22.7-pound common carp just before noon.
The Indianapolis man is a quick learner. He fished Chicago for the first time Friday and learned that zebra mussels do a number on fishing line, so he put what is in essence a 4-foot leader of Leadcore on his line.
More another day.
I figured the six days of northeast winds would make fishing tough, and it did. But there were fish caught in the Carp Anglers Group key event.
CCC was born in Chicago on the Chicago River downtown in the 1990s, but then it wandered around North America to various sites. But it returned this year to Chicago, and it was the first time where the main event was held on the lakefront.
There will be more fun fishing today on both the lakefront and the Chicago River.