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Chicago No Limits Fishing is a program of Chicago Adaptive Sports, a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization. 

We are founded and operated by individuals with disabilities who have years of experience in boating and fishing and a passion for providing recreational fishing opportunities for all individuals regardless of age, race, gender or disability.

Book A Fishing Trip

 

Schedule your fishing trip through our

interactive calendar today! We ask that all participants also fill out the liability waiver upon booking a trip.

Our fishing trips are roughly 4 hours and are available most Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting in June and going through the end of September (weather permitting).

Fishing trips are available at no cost to all participants and up to two family members or companions.

All trips will launch out of DuSable Harbor in downtown Chicago. From there, we'll board the  fully accessible No Limits Fishing pontoon boat and search for smallmouth bass, panfish, northern pike, and more.

Most of our fishing is done near the shorelines and breakwalls of Lake Michigan in the spring/early summer and fall seasons. Trips to the Chicago River for largemouth bass, panfish, and other species are more common during the heat of the summer.

More details about our fishing trips can be found in the sign up form and in the FAQ section at the

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About Us

Chicago No Limits Fishing is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience fishing and boating on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, utilizing a US Coast Guard Approved fully accessible pontoon boat at no cost to the participants.

The program will outfit all participants with a USCG approved personal floatation device and adaptive fishing equipment such as electric reels, rod holders, cuffs, etc. Trips will be between three to four hours for individuals that are just getting started in boating and fishing with longer trips available for more seasoned anglers.

The program works with community partners such as the Chicago Park District, Paralyzed Veterans Association/Vaughan Chapter, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Special Recreation Associations in developing opportunities for individuals with disabilities of all ages and abilities to access the activity of fishing. 

Chicago No Limits Fishing is a volunteer organization with 100% of all donations going directly to programming, equipment, and operational costs. Our unique knowledge and experience enables us to understand and adapt equipment that meets the needs of participants.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 What does Chicago No Limits Fishing provide for each trip?

We provide all participants and up to two family members or companions with all the tools they need to have a safe and enjoyable day out on the water in our accessible pontoon boat. From USCG approved PFDs to adaptive fishing equipment, we have a wide variety of gear and equipment to cover a range of fishing abilities. Don't hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone regarding any specific accommodations you may require and we will do our best to meet them.

What do I need to bring?

We recommend you pack sunscreen, sunglasses, an extra layer of clothing (cooler by the lake is no joke!), water, a snack or two, and any other essential items you see fit.

What is the cancellation policy?

We ask that you request a cancellation at least 48 hours before your scheduled trip date and time. You can cancel your trip by calling or emailing us directly at the phone number or email at the bottom of this page 

Where do we meet for my trip?

We will be meeting at DuSable Harbor located at 111 N. Lake Shore Dr. The boat is docked on H dock, which is the southernmost dock in the harbor right next to the Chicago Yacht Club.. There is a paid public parking lot just north of lower Randolph Street on N Lake Front Drive. There is a public drop-off/turnaround at the very east end of Randolph Street.

What happens if my trip is cancelled due to inclement weather?

Safety and the comfort of our participants and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. If we feel that high winds or thunderstorms could negatively impact the quality of the trip, we will reach out to you directly and work on a rescheduling plan.

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Many thanks to our sponsors for their continued  partnership and support!

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Donate

Your donation will help us fulfill our goal of providing opportunities for all individuals regardless of disability to enjoy a day on the water and the opportunity to learn how to fish.

Volunteer

As a volunteer organization, we welcome individuals who would like to donate their time or efforts to support our mission.

Contact us at the phone or email listed and we’ll be happy to determine how you can help.

Contact

Dave Hanson 

(312) 287-0629

chicagonolimitsfishing@gmail.com

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