Youth tournaments open to the public in 2018

The following table indicates tournaments to be held on Illinois waters. These tournaments are open to the public. We are currently in the process of obtaining permission from tournament directors to list their public youth tournament on our site. More will be listed in the future.

2018 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
MAZONIA LAKESAugust-18boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
DECATUR, LAKEAugust-26IHSA bass teamsboat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Champaign Central High School Bass Team
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
DECATUR, LAKESeptember-02IHSA bass teamsboat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Champaign Central High School Bass Team
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
BRAIDWOOD LAKESeptember-15boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
CLINTON LAKESeptember-16IHSA bass teamsboat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Champaign Central High School Bass Team
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
PIERCE LAKESeptember-1618bank 75 Multiple SpeciesLouise Glon
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
stm67@hotmail.com
815-988-9515
BRAIDWOOD LAKESeptember-29IHSA bass teamsboat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Kuchyt
Oak Lawn High School
ckuchyt@olchs.org
708-903-6303
CLINTON LAKESeptember-30IHSA bass teamsboat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Champaign Central High School Bass Team
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
PRAIRIE LAKE - JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK October-14HSboat 24 Muskellunge
John Wright
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
Jadrian1951@hotmail.com
618-698-4893