I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and, with the exception of a six year hiatus in Las Vegas during my early 20's, the area has always been my home. It's a great area that offers a good base point to fish many different spots throughout the region.
I am true multispecies - as well as a multi-technique - angler. Generally speaking, I am always targeting the biggest and fiercest predators in whatever body I am fishing. In terms of techniques, I fish artificial baits with spinning and casting gear as well as being a passionate fly fisherman. Most importantly, I am very strong advocate for Catch - Photo - Release!! Salmon are one of the only species that I will ever keep but I still do my best to let them go! By releasing a fish, I give other anglers the opportunity to experience the thrill of catching that same fish!
See what Nick is up to: www.brookfieldangler.com
Hometown: Brookfield, IL
Vessel: 2014 Hobie Outback
Must Have Gear: Sims Headwater waders, Korker KGB wading boots, Columbia clothing, Underarmor gloves, Lucid grips for the ones with teeth
Favorite Rod & Reel: FSA Customs built Batson RX8 9' 9wt with an Allen Kraken reel Favorite line: Airflo Forty Plus Sniper
Favorite Place To Fish: In any river that flows
Favorite Species to Fish: Musky, Pike, Smallmouth, Carp
Favorite Bait/Lure: Clouser Minnow
Why Nick loves Fishing: What isn't there to like about fishing - especially fly fishing. It's an escape, it's outside, an adventure, excitement....Fishing has it all