Public Youth Tournaments — 2021 Fishing Season

  1. To participate in these tournaments, please contact the organizer directly as schedules may have shifted due to COVID-19.
  2. The following table indicates youth tournaments being held on Illinois waters that are open to the public. The contact information is provided. Please contact the organizer directly for any questions regarding entry.

    NOTE: If no tournaments appear below, then there are no current open tournaments for youth scheduled at this time.
2020-2021 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
NEWTON LAKEMarch-14HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
KINKAID LAKEMarch-21HS boat 200 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Jason Crain
Carterville High School Bass Fishing
Jcrain2@hotmail.com
618-559-6304
NEWTON LAKEApril-02HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Jeff Niebrugge
Teutopolis High School
jeffn@stevensind.com
217-857-7175
SANGCHRIS, LAKEApril-03IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Karen Jones
Glenwood High School Bass Fishing Team
kjones@sps186.org
2178166901
KINKAID LAKEApril-1018 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
SPRINGFIELD LAKEApril-10IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Matt Cochran
Rochester High School Bass Team
rhsbassfishing@gmail.com
217-415-4548
CLINTON LAKEApril-10 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Doty
Maroa-Forsyth and Sangamon Valley HS Fishing Teams
jason.doty@mfschools.net
217-521-6645
SPRINGFIELD LAKEApril-17HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
JACKSONVILLE, LAKEApril-17IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Anthony Perkins
Jacksonville High School Bass Fishing Club
tperkins@jsd117.org
217-883-0792
COFFEEN LAKEApril-17IHSA bass teams boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Tom Westerheide
Belleville South Bassmasters Inc
twesterheide1@charter.net
618-632-5700
CLINTON LAKEApril-24HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
SANGCHRIS, LAKEApril-24IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Rod Smith
Edingburg-South Fork High School Bass Team
rodsmith14947@gmail.com
217-825-6065
COFFEEN LAKEApril-24IHSA bass teams boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Tom Westerheide
Belleville South Bassmasters Inc
twesterheide1@charter.net
618-632-5700
CLINTON LAKEApril-25HS boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
HEIDECKE LAKEApril-25HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
REND LAKEApril-29IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Scott Shaw
Mount Vernon High School
sshaw@mvths.org
618-204-2883
CLINTON LAKEMay-01HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Andrew Hack
University of Illinois Bass Fishing Club
ajhack2@illinois.edu
815-592-5354
MILL CREEK LAKEMay-15HS boat 30 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
DECATUR, LAKEMay-1518 boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
FOX CHAIN -- FOX/SPRING/STATE PARKMay-15HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Chris Mural
Stevenson High School Bass Fishing
cmural@d125.org
224-659-2402
SPRINGFIELD LAKEMay-15HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Andrew Hack
University of Illinois Bass Fishing Club
ajhack2@illinois.edu
815-592-5354
CARLYLE LAKEMay-16HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Joey Bray
The Bass Federation Student Angler Federation
joey@federationangler.com
580-716-4251
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Lake Michigan, Little Calumet RiverMay-2218 boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
HEIDECKE LAKEMay-2218 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEJune-05HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
Naperville North Fishing Team or Hook N Hawgs Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
REND LAKEJune-05HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEJune-0518 boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
REND LAKEJune-06HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
CLINTON LAKEJune-13HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
MAZONIA LAKESJune-1918 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
KINKAID LAKEJune-26HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
KINKAID LAKEJune-27HS boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverAugust-07HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Mural
Stevenson High School Bass Fishing
cmural@d125.org
224-659-2402
ROCK RIVERAugust-072-16 bank 175 Multiple SpeciesBobbie Doyle
BOs bait and tackle youth fishing extravaganza
bobbiedoyle1417@gmail.com
815-564-9223
SPRINGFIELD LAKEAugust-29HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
Naperville North Fishing Team or Hook N Hawgs Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
MISSISSIPPI RIVERSeptember-18HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
Naperville North Fishing Team or Hook N Hawgs Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
HEIDECKE LAKESeptember-1818 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
JACKSONVILLE, LAKESeptember-25HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Anthony Perkins
Jacksonville High School Bass Fishing Club
tperkins@jsd117.org
217-883-0792