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Chicago outdoors: Chicago River tour, main stem and South Branch (photos)

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Click here for my Sunday column in the Sun-Times on a tour and fishing trip along the Chicago River, main stem and South Branch; below is a bit of a photo album.

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Tom Palmisano launched us from the Richard J. Daley Park. We went downtown, then fished our way back Wednesday.


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First fish was what Chicago River fishermen Carl Vizzone and Ken Schneider call an idiot fish, in this case a green sunfish/bluegill hybrid of some sort. Schneider, who was the third person on the trip, caught it at Ogden Slip.


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Loved seeing the bridge work at Wells Street.


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One of the wonders of any tour of the Chicago River is how much wildlife carves out a home, such as this Canada goose very much at home in a very urban background, complete with graffiti.


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A crew club set out for some late afternoon work as we returned to the launch. Such is the modern Chicago River, a place of commerce as well as wide-ranging recreation.

God, I love doing tours like that one.

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