Arlington Anglers

Meetings / Speakers


We meet in the lower level meeting room at Poplar Creek Bowl Banquets in Hoffman Estates, IL. Located in the Barrington Square Shopping Center just off I 90 at Barrington Rd. & East on Higgins Rd. 2354 W Higgins Rd. | Hoffman Estates, IL 60169.

**NOTE** – We continue to hold monthly presentations.  Starting off the year, due to Covid restrictions, we held Virtual (Zoom) meetings.  We have moved back to regular in-person meetings open to visitors and members on a limited, reservation basis.  Make sure to check our website regularly for updates and for further details.   If any questions, contact us by filling out the form on the website Contact Tab.


3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 PM

About Our Meetings

Our club works to monthly bring you a variety of interesting guest speakers to educate and share their knowledge.  They may be local guides, DNR Officers, tackle company reps., Radio/TV hosts, or others from the world of fishing. Educational topics range from hook types, lure presentation, new techniques/trends, how to fish more productively, and more.

In addition to the monthly meetings, our club sponsors/participates/volunteers for many fishing related events in the community such as Kids Fishing Derbies, Special Needs and Senior Fishing events, Annual Fishing Flea Market and other educational activities.   We also do an annual club picnic/barbecue in August and a holiday party in December at a local restaurant.  Members are encouraged to bring the family and friends along and get them involved in any of these activities.

Monthly Speakers

Arlington Anglers proudly posts our 2022 Monthly Speaker/Topics Schedule:

Jan 18, 2022 – Meeting – Ice Fishing Tips, Tactics, and Techniques – Captain Phil Piscitello –
Borderline Fishing Guide Service
Feb 15, 2022 – Meeting – Oddball Fish of the Midwest – Dale Bowman
Mar 15, 2022 – Meeting – Tips to Fish Better from Boat or Shore – Johnny Wilkins
April 19, 2022 – Meeting – Smallmouth Bass in Spring – Andrew Ragas
May 17, 2022 – Meeting – Fishing the Fox Chain – Lures and Locations – Chris Taurisano
June 21, 2022 – Meeting – Spawning & Post-Spawning Tactics for Bass – Violet Talley
July 19, 2022 – Meeting – Late Summer / Early Fall Panfish to Musky Techniques – Doug Kloet
Aug 23, 2022 – Family Picnic
Sept 20, 2022 – Meeting – Fish Taxidermy 101 – Keith Zurawski
Oct 18, 2022 – Meeting – Fishing Reel Maintenance – Do’s and Don’ts – Mark Anderson
Nov 15, 2022 – Meeting – Club Election of Officers & Pizza Night
Dec 10, 2022 – Holiday & Award Banquet – Big Fish Awards and Year End Wrap-up

For 2021, here is a sampling of the different topics we had in our meetings:

  • Seasons on the St. Joe River
  • The Ned Rig and Other Smallie Baits
  • River Walleye and Sauger Secrets
  • Lake Michigan Trout and Salmon Tactics
  • Spring Fishing Trip Planning
  • Summer Bass & Walleye Patterns
  • Lake & Cook County Fisheries
  • Boat Maintenance Now and All Year Long
  • Top Tips From “Big Outdoors” Guests