The kids got pointers from Chicago Police officers and firefighters who shared their fishing expertise as part of the Hooked on Fishing program.
The volunteers did most of the preps- like baiting the hooks- and then explained how to cast a line and reel in a fish.
The lagoon contains bluegills, bullheads and other fish.
Several children were rewarded with catches. But most of the fish were so small they had to be thrown back.