Public Youth Tournaments — 2019 Fishing Season

  1. 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.
2019 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
SANGCHRIS, LAKEMarch-23IHSA bass teams boat 70 Largemouth Bass
Rod Smith
Edingburg-South Fork High School Bass Team
rodsmith14947@gmail.com
217-825-6065
CLINTON LAKEMarch-23HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Christopher Nicholas
ICC Bass Fishing Club
nicholasc2323@gmail.com
217-741-0282
COFFEEN LAKEMarch-24HS boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Jeff Niebrugge
Teutopolis High School
jeffn@stevensind.com
217-857-7175
KINKAID LAKEMarch-29HS boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Nathan Crain
DuQuoin High School Bass Team
ncrain@duquoinschools.org
618-319-0494
PARIS LAKE EASTMarch-30HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Mark Johnson
Paris High School Bass Fishing Team
markalanjohnson45@yahoo.com
217-251-3564
SANGCHRIS, LAKEMarch-30HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Scott Mundhenke

mundhenke@comcast.net
217-341-6547
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEApril-0618 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
CLINTON LAKEApril-06HS boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Parsons
Argenta Oreana Bomber Invitational
z21comanche@gmail.com
217-473-2502
BRAIDWOOD LAKEApril-0618 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
EAST FORK LAKEApril-06HS boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Jeff Niebrugge
Teutopolis High School
jeffn@stevensind.com
217-857-7175
PRAIRIE LAKE - JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK April-07HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Jon Reed
A-C Central High School Bass Fishing Team
reedjo@a-ccentral.us
217-320-2025
CLINTON LAKEApril-13HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
BRAIDWOOD LAKEApril-13HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Stan Tischer
Minooka Community High School Distric 111
stischer@mchs.net
815-521-2339
VANDALIA LAKEApril-13HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
COFFEEN LAKEApril-13HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Tom Westerheide
Belleville South Bassmasters Inc
twesterheide1@charter.net
618-632-5700
CLINTON LAKEApril-14HS boat 90 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEApril-1418 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Stan Tischer
Minooka Community High School Distric 111
stischer@mchs.net
815-521-2339
NEWTON LAKEApril-19HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Jeff Niebrugge
Teutopolis High School
jeffn@stevensind.com
217-857-7175
CLINTON LAKEApril-2018 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
SPRINGFIELD LAKEApril-27IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Matt Cochran
Rochester High School Bass Team
rhsbassfishing@gmail.com
217-415-4548
VANDALIA LAKEApril-27HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
CLINTON LAKEApril-27HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Christopher Burwell
Fighting Illini Bass Fishing Club
cburwel2@gmail.com
309-846-1827
SHABBONA LAKEApril-27IHSA bass teams boat 90 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Joseph Large
Marmion Academy
JLARGE@MARMION.ORG
630-897-6936
CLINTON LAKEMay-0418 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
LAKE VERMILIONMay-04IHSA bass teams boat 25 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Dave Markwell
Oakwood High School
kfox@vccd.org
217-354-2194
DECATUR, LAKEMay-11HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
PRAIRIE LAKE - JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK May-18HS boat 40 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
CLINTON LAKEMay-1818 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
CLINTON LAKEJune-0118 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
VANDALIA LAKEJune-01HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
SPRINGFIELD LAKEJune-01HS boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
REND LAKEJune-08HS boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
BRAIDWOOD LAKEJune-0818 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
CLINTON LAKEJune-0818 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
andrew thiesse
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
andrewthiesse64@gmail.com
708-257-9294
PARIS LAKE WESTJune-08HS boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Mark Johnson
Paris High School Bass Fishing Team
markalanjohnson45@yahoo.com
217-251-3564
DECATUR, LAKEJune-08HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CLINTON LAKEJune-1518 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
KINKAID LAKEJune-22HS boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
PARIS LAKE EASTJune-22HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Mark Johnson
Paris High School Bass Fishing Team
markalanjohnson45@yahoo.com
217-251-3564
CLINTON LAKEJune-23HS boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CRAB ORCHARD LAKEJune-3018 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
CLINTON LAKEJuly-1318 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
CARLYLE LAKEJuly-2118 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
PARIS LAKE EASTJuly-27HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Mark Johnson
Paris High School Bass Fishing Team
markalanjohnson45@yahoo.com
217-251-3564
EAST FORK LAKEAugust-0318 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
Travis Utterback
Crawford county bass anglers
tjlm42005@gmail.com
618-553-0393
PARIS LAKE WESTAugust-03HS boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Mark Johnson
Paris High School Bass Fishing Team
markalanjohnson45@yahoo.com
217-251-3564
CLINTON LAKEAugust-1018 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
FOX CHAIN -- GRASS LAKEAugust-1818 boat 150 Multiple SpeciesCasey Felling
World Walleye Association
cfelling@waimports.com
847-456-9885
KINKAID LAKEAugust-1818 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
MAZONIA LAKESAugust-2418 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
CLINTON LAKESeptember-0718 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
VANDALIA LAKESeptember-14HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
BRAIDWOOD LAKESeptember-28IHSA bass teams boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Kuchyt
Oak Lawn High School
ckuchyt@olchs.org
708-903-6303
REND LAKESeptember-2918 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
VANDALIA LAKEOctober-05HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494