Although I fish frequently, I'd never taken a day off of work specifically to fish– until Friday. I decided a few weeks back it would be a good way to make the transition from 29 to 30 even though that wouldn't technically happen until Saturday. I spent the week reading reports, memorizing maps and tying flies… Read more...

Oh man. I can't believe how incredibly good this meal was. They were, without question, the best fish tacos I've ever eaten. Anywhere. Yesterday I wrote about my rainy trip to a local lake where I caught a bunch of crappies and bluegills; This is the conclusion where I turn those fish into food. I… Read more...



I thought about writing how I spent almost the entire weekend on the water, giving a play by play of each little thing that happened. About how the moment I got to the Fox on saturday morning, it started thundering. How as I walked back to my car, the sky opened up and shot me… Read more...

 I think this was the fourth year we've done our annual "Beckstrom Get-Together Near Some Water" thing. Claire and I don't make it to Flint, Michigan too often- although it's where my parents live, we don't find ourselves on the east side of the state much. The past few years we rented a pontoon boat… Read more...

I think I have time to get out a quick post...Lately my time has been spent making lures, fishing, and working on my upcoming dub album. If you want to hear a few of the tracks, head on over to my tumblr. Once I'm done with all the tracks, I'll post the whole thing on music.chrisbeckstrom.com… Read more...

Suburban fishingOriginally Claire and I were thinking about going camping this weekend. We had a tent (thanks Kim and Leo!) and sleeping bags, but not much else. Instead of scrambling to purchase everything we needed at the last minute, we decided to get stuff now and camp next weekend. That meant two things: we ended… Read more...


this one was a hog! I was going to stop by the pond on my walk home from the train last night, but when I opened my backpack to get my rod, I realized I left it at home. Undeterred, I decided to return in the morning.CondititionsAir temp: 63°FWind: nonePressure: 29.85" and risingClouds: none  Another… Read more...

Fish are awesome! or "The Magic of the Green Tube Jig"Headed out to the new spot on the Chicago River yesterday evening after work, scarfed some Jimmy John's down on the #124 bus (didn't want to waste time eating when I could be fishing), which was filled with Navy Pier-goers. Daiwa Peanut Crank in prizm… Read more...