During the summer my village throws a concert every wednesday and River Front Park at the Gaezebo near Grand Avenue and the Des Plaines River. Usually they get some decent cover bands and I'll head over with the fishing pole and 6pack, but you are more than welcome to bring coolers, grills, or even tents to party the night away on the river bank free of any charges. Just be prepared for mosquito apocalypse that has been held back this year due to lack of rain. I don't hang to watch the band long, but you can hear them perfect while shore fishing here. Anyway for anyone who knows about Grand Ave, its an ancient indian trail leading west on high ground from the mouth of the Chicago river, and also the north end of the Indian Boundary that gave the U.S. a 20miles wide tract from the Chicago river about all the way to St. Louis. That being said there is so much rock and gravel laid here from wagon fording in the pioneer days and also over a dozen wood and concrete bridge foundations left this stretch the only wadeable area for miles. If you got a fly rod,(STEVE) this is the spot for pan fish. (Under the bridge) Me no fly fish, so i threw some small spinners to get a few blue gills, maybe a sunfish, a couple bait sized creek chubs and a decent pike a little further up stream.
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