Exploring Chain O’Lakes Part III – Boating

We're back with another installment in our ongoing series covering the boating and fishing opportunities on the Chain. In case you were still questioning...Continue reading


Exploring Chain O’Lakes Part II – The Lakes

Welcome to the second installment of our "Exploring Chain O’Lakes" blog series. We're giving you an in-depth look at the...Continue reading


Exploring Chain O’Lakes Part I – Meet the “Chain”

Located primarily in the western portion of Lake County, the Chain O’Lakes waterway system is comprised of 15 lakes connected by the Fox River...Continue reading


Boating Makes for “Best Day” in Lake County, Illinois

Just released this week is Visit Lake County's "Best Day of My Life in Lake County, Illinois" music video which highlights many...Continue reading


Spring Coho Report from Captain Rick Bentley

Captain Rick Bentley originally began fishing the Lake Michigan waters off Waukegan Harbor for salmon and trout when he was about 12 years old with his...Continue reading


Boating Options Galore at Independence Grove

The temperatures are rising, the sun is out and the water is calling your name. Luckily, Lake County offers a body of water for all...Continue reading


Remember to Boat Safely this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and boaters will soon be hitting the waters of Lake County for a fun, long weekend of boating. We...Continue reading


National Safe Boating Week 2014

When boating this summer, don’t just carry a life jacket – “Wear It!” May 17-23, 2014 is National Safe Boating Week, and...Continue reading


Trout Season Starts April 5, 2014

Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda will open for rainbow trout fishing on Saturday, April 5, following the release of roughly 600 pounds of trout in Banana Lake....Continue reading


Reopening of Hastings Lake Forest Preserve

The highly anticipated reopening of Hastings Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Villa is complete, following extensive public access improvements and restoration of natural areas within...Continue reading


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