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Fly-Fishing Guide

River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901


Big River Fly Fishing is a guide service committed to providing a quality experience on the Kankakee River.

Just over an hour's drive from Chicago, through the cornfields of Illinois, runs a particularly scenic and well-preserved stretch of the Kankakee River. Will Winans of Big River Fly Fishing specializes in drift boat trips through this productive smallmouth bass fishery. You'll spend your trip on a Boulder Boat Works drift boat. Fishing the river from this fly fishing specific craft offers comfortable access to long stretches of river and creates a stealth factor that maximizes top water potential and fishing shots in general.

What's happening nearby...

Kankakee Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market •  May 28 @ 8AM

Step into the vibrant heart of Kankakee at our Saturday morning Farmers' Market. It's a bustling hub with farm-to-table produce, meat, cheese, fresh flowers, delicious baked…

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Merchant Street Music Fest

Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square •  Jul 26 – Jul 27 @ 5PM

The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink.

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Kankakee River Valley Regatta

Kankakee Valley Boat Club •  Aug 30 – Sep 01 @ 12noon

Experience the thrill of outboard performance craft power boat racing on the Kankakee River.

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