Chris Taurisano

Chris Taurisano
carpentersville, IL

I have been fishing as far back as I can remember. Ever since the day grandpa took me to the local pond to catch bluegills and bullheads at age three, I have been completely in love with the sport!

Camp Fish was a fishing school started by the famous Al Lindner and the In-Fisherman crew. I had the opportunity to learn from the best in the business for a week out of every year for 5 years in a row! It was a fantastic experience to learn and to become a much better fisherman. By 16 years old, I had my own boat and fished as often as I could. Throughout my years of fishing, not only was I lucky enough to fish with my grandpa, and the guys at the In-Fisherman, but I also became friends with pro fisherman and guide Sean Bermingham at a young age. Sean took me under his wing and really helped me become an even better and more well-rounded angler.

By my early twenties, I had a very good understanding of the sport and wanted to take my skills to the next level. Between doing well in local tournaments and getting the opportunity to fish with pro fisherman, I knew that I one day I wanted to be able to teach others what I had learned along the way. In recent years I have also had the opportunity to become friends and fish with Hall of Fame Angler, Spence Petros. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to be able to fish with the best of the best, and I would love to be able to teach you everything I have learned throughout the years.

Recent Fishing Reports:

Fox Chain, Lake County

The chain is wide open and navigation is fine. The only problem is the water is still in winter pool and very low. Be very careful because of this. Did some fishing out there yesterday and found some crappie, gills and a few short eyes. With stable weather the fishing should really pick up. The water temps were upper 40s-low 50s depending upon the area. I still have been fishing Lk Michigan weekly and doing well out there but I will be doing some trips on the chain earlier than planned this year. I typically start April 1 but with open water and the fish already getting into their spring spots, I'll be out there. 

Fox Chain, Lake County

Spent a day out there today with some buddies in search of Walleyes. Blade baits, jig and minnows and 3 ways all caught fish. Kept a few for dinner and the rest went back. Catching eyes in February is petty cool. I'll be on the water all week and making runs between northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Looking like I may be guiding open water all 12 months this season. Saw some guys on ice in channels today. Be safe and enjoy