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
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEJune-02HSboat 120 Largemouth Bass
Chad Blades
Central A and M Bass Team
cblades@camraiders.com
217-972-1543
ROCK RIVERJune-0212bank 500 Channel Catfish
Jeremy Coe
Cabelas King Kat
jcoe@kingkatusa.com
502-384-5924
HENNEPIN CANALJune-092-16bank 85 Bluegill
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Douglas Brock
Izaak Walton League of America (Geneseo IL Chapter)
dcbrock75@yahoo.com
309-945-6470
SPRINGFIELD LAKEJune-09boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEJune-10IHSA bass teamsboat 80 Largemouth Bass
Chad Blades
Central A and M Bass Team
cblades@camraiders.com
217-972-1543
BRAIDWOOD LAKEJune-16boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
OHIO RIVER-SMITHLAND POOLJune-3018boat 200 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Paula Allen
Galatia High School Bass Fishing Team
plallen@galatiak12.org
618-297-4571
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
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