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Antioch Chamber of Commerce

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Special Links:

Fox Lake Fishing - Paul Jones

Fishing Guide - Walt Koch

Fishing Guide - Mel Christensen

Fish Tales Charters

Pat Harrison Outdoors

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Caribou Gun Club

                       

Welcome to our 86th year of fishing & fun! 

We truly appreciate your business & look forward to seeing you this fishing & boating season.

For 86 years, C. J. Smith Resort has provided everything needed to enjoy a day of fishing and boating on the beautiful Chain O' Lakes in northern Illinois.  C. J. Smith Resort is a family owned and operated business since 1929.  We believe in providing exceptional service and reasonable prices to our valued customers and guests. 

Open 7 days a week, April 3rd - November.  Spring Hours: weekdays - 6:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Weekends - 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Make your plans for Memorial Day weekend NOW.  Fishing, Boating, Relaxin'- the Chain is the place to be!

Fishing continues to be awesome - Crappies, Walleye, Bluegill, Bass and Catfish are all being caught.  Come on out for some great action!

Announcements

  BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE - Need a place to keep your boat?  We have slips available on a dredged, quiet channel in the center of the Chain O' Lakes.  Call for more information:  847-395-2753.

  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK - C. J. Smith Resort - Share your pictures and fishing stories with us.  Keep up-to-date with messages and fishing information.

  Honest John's Crazy Eight - Frequent Fishermen Special - - Rent seven boats - the 8th one is FREE!  Just keep your rental receipts and bring them in. 

  Home Away From Home - Plan to enjoy the beautiful Chain O' Lakes area.  Make your reservation for our Guest House now.  Call 847-395-2753 or email us at: cjsmithresort@hotmail.com

  Bait Special - Buy 4, Get 1 FREE!  Buy 4 containers of the same type of worm and get a 5th one free.

Fishing Funnies

   You Know You're A Fisherman When . . .

1) You have a power worm dangling from your rear view mirror because you think it makes a good air freshener.

2) Your wedding party had to tie tin cans to the back of your bass boat.

3) You have a photo of your 10 lb. Bass on your desk at work instead of your family.

4) You think MEGABYTES means a great day fishing.

5) You trade your wife's minivan in for a smaller vehicle so your fishing boat will fit in the garage.

 

Honest John's Wall of Fame

Click each picture for a larger view.

 

  John shows off his 26 inch Walleye caught in the golf course channel off of Spring Lake this past week.

  Chicago Marine Police Outing - July 17, 2014.  Marine Police, friends and family enjoyed a day fishing on the Chain at C. J. Smith Resort in remembrance of Tommy Napolitano.

      

 Ron slays the Bass!!  These two twins were each 22 inches and weighed 5+ pounds!! Tony and Ron find the fish . . . awesome largemouth bass and 47 bluegills!    These anglers caught half a cooler full of bluegills in the Bluff Lake channel using waxworms - Nice Catch!!    Huge catfish for these two fishermen on nightcrawlers in the Spring Lake channels.

          

Honest John with a 15+ inch crappie caught on Bluff Lake.

 

       

 

Contact Information

Telephone

  847-395-2753

FAX

   847-395-2753

Address
 
C. J. Smith Resort
25315 W. Grass Lake Road
        Antioch, IL   60002
 

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Email:
 
Contact us at:

cjsmithresort@hotmail.com

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