An Angler’s Adventure on the Fox River

Avid fishermen from all over the country come to the Northern Fox River Valley to cast their lines into the Fox River, a natural wonder teaming with enough game to keep an angler happy for days. This itinerary combines great fishing with great food, for a three day getaway that’s sure to please discerning travelers.

Please contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to check on availability and rates for your group.

Day One

Be sure to arrive in the area the night before to prepare for an early start in the morning, and check into one of our many comfortable and affordable hotels in the area.

To prepare for your Angler’s adventure, begin by stocking up on almost all the equipment you’ll need by visiting one of the world’s largest sporting goods stores, Dicks Sporting Goods, found at one of our largest shopping centers, Algonquin Commons. Featuring large national retailers, local boutiques and great restaurants, Algonquin Commons is a great place for your fishing group to visit after a long day of casting, as here you can relax and enjoy dinner, dessert, and of some ice cold beverages served with great music.

Or, pay a visit to Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates. Cabela’s is for anyone who loves the outdoors. Cabela’s is staffed with outdoor experts who put the products they sell to the test. Their Outfitters will share their knowledge to get you ready for your fishing adventure.

Once you and your crew has settled into the hotel, it’s time to prepare to conquer your aquatic prey! Avid fishermen from all over the country come to Chicagoland’s Northwest suburbs to cast their lines into the Fox River.

The perfect place to begin your weekend is at the Bannermans Sports Grill is a sports bar and grill located in Bartlett. When you walk into Bannerman’s you enter a sports enthusiast’s paradise.

Day Two

Once you awake this morning, load up on a hearty breakfast at Baker Hill Pancake House. With good nutrition in mind, Baker Hill uses the highest quality of fresh dairy products and meats while serving the world’s finest coffee.

After breakfast, find to your favorite spot in Elgin or East Dundee to continue your fishing adventure. Contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for suggestions where you can find the best spot for the best bite.

The Fox River is a natural wonder teaming with enough game to keep an angler trawling for days. Find a spot along this beautiful river and enjoy the scenery while the fish practically jump into your lap.

Enjoy lunch at The Village Squire. The minute you walk through the doorway you realize your dining experience will be unique and enjoyable. Choose from their vast menu and great beverage selection.

Later in the afternoon, freshen up at hotel.

After building up your appetite for seafood all day, pick up some pointers and see how someone else might clean and prepare seafood at a delicious and unique restaurant, Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co. Overlooking the Fox River, Port Edward is a favorite establishment for locals and visitors alike. Known for its expansive menu and unique atmosphere, you’re sure to leave satisfied and ready to out your lines back into the water.

Now that you’ve spent a fun-filled day IN the Fox River, it’s time to have some fun ON the Fox River! Join the elegance of one of the top-ranked casinos in Illinois, the Grand Victoria Casino. As one of the most popular entertainment venues in the area, the Grand Victoria remains committed to putting the customer first by offering free admission, great customer service, and a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games.

Return to Hotel.

Day Three

Before leaving our beautiful region, enjoy breakfast at Alexander’s Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a home-cooked breakfast made fresh.

Before returning to the river for another day of fishing, check to make sure you have everything you need. A stop at Algonquin Commons or at Spring Hill Mall might lead you to what you’re looking for.

Before heading home, enjoy lunch at one of the favorite local restaurants, the Elgin Public House, which boasts outstanding service and an upscale pub-style menu featuring angus steaks and fresh seafood.

Depart for Home.