Pat Harrison is a full-time licensed fishing guide, United States Coast Guard licensed charter captain, and influential angler from Northern Illinois. A resident of Northwest Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Harrison has over 38 years worth of angling experience, with 9 seasons of guiding under his belt. After taking courses and undergoing certification, Pat became a USCG certified captain 3 years ago.
Pat specializes in guiding the waters of Northern Illinois (Shabbona Lake, Fox Chain of Lakes, Lake Michigan, Illinois River, Chicago River) and Southern Wisconsin (Lake Delavan, Lake Geneva, Madison Chain, Wisconsin River) for bass, walleye and panfish. He also guides on many other bodies of water, and offers specific trips on many more regional waters upon request.
Pat Harrison Outdoors is committed to providing the best fishing experience possible to its clients. Not only will you catch fish during a trip with us, but you will become a better fisherman. Harrison will involve you in all aspects of the trip, everything from setting lines to fish location and lure selection.
Pat fishes from a fully rigged, state of the art, 2015 PrinceCraft Nanook Deep V Dual console (16 and a half feet), powered by a 2015 year 75-horsepower Evinrude E-Tec; This boat is capable of handling nearly every fishing condition Mother Nature throws its way. The boat can accommodate up to three anglers per trip.
Across Chicagoland throughout the years, Pat has been featured in several newspaper articles within the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, and been a guest on radio programs, and appears as an exhibitor at our area sport shows and conventions. He has also been active as a participating member or coordinator with several fishing clubs that includes Arlington Anglers, Riverside Fishing Club, and Fox River Valley Muskies Inc (FRV). He has also volunteered for many fishing-related charities and events such as Andrea Lynn Cancer Charity and its annual Walk on Water Ice Fishing Derby, Take Me Fishing.org, Wounded Warriors, and Take a Vet Fishing programs. In an age where online media is dominating the angling industry, Pat has been featured in Fishing-Headquarters Online Magazine, and is an ambassador with World Fishing Network.
Beginning in 2015, he finally took his next step in fishing – by advertising his talents and services. He has set up a schedule to increase his time on the water from 2 to 3 days a week, to now 6 days a week due to customer demands. With a recent retirement from general contracting and building, he has accomplished his personal milestone…… Pat Harrison Outdoors Fishing Adventures being just that!