Johnny Wilkins started fishing at the Lake View Nature Center in Oak Brook Terrace Friday morning.
He's hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the most fish caught by an angler in a 24-hour period.
The current record is 2,649.
To break that mark he needs to average about two fish a minute to break the record.
Wilkins says he just wants to show how great fishing can be in the Chicago area.