Public Youth Tournaments — 2020 Fishing Season

  1. To prevent further spread of COVID-19, all activities and programs at state sites, including sites that will open May 1, have been postponed or canceled. This includes, but is not limited to, fishing tournaments.
  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 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEMay-3018 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Jim Blumenstein
Illinois B.A.S.S. Natiion
jim@tpi-computing.com
708-767-2161
SPRINGFIELD LAKEMay-31HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Andrew Hack
University of Illinois Bass Fishing Club
ajhack2@illinois.edu
815-592-5354
REND LAKEJune-05HS boat 200 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Joey Bray
The Bass Federation Student Angler Federation
joey@federationangler.com
580-716-4251
BRAIDWOOD LAKEJune-0618 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
REND LAKEJune-06HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
CLINTON LAKEJune-06IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEJune-06IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CRAB ORCHARD LAKEJune-14HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
CLINTON LAKEJune-2018 boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
EAST FORK LAKEJune-20HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Todd Gill
Wabash Valley College Bass Club
gillt@iecc.edu
618-263-5162
BRAIDWOOD LAKEJune-2718 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
VANDALIA LAKEJune-2718 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
KINKAID LAKEJune-27HS boat 78 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
REND LAKEJune-2718 bank 35 Multiple SpeciesEd Devries
Bowfishing association of illinois
baibowfishing@yahoo.com
312-656-7107
KINKAID LAKEJune-28HS boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jeremy Richardson
Franklin County Bass Club or National Youth Fishing Association
jeremylanerichardson@yahoo.com
618-927-4292
PITTSFIELD LAKEJune-2818 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265
SPRINGFIELD LAKEJuly-11IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CARLYLE LAKEJuly-12HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
MISSISSIPPI RIVERJuly-18 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
DECATUR, LAKEJuly-18IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CLINTON LAKEJuly-2518 boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
SANGCHRIS, LAKEJuly-2618 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265
VANDALIA LAKEAugust-0118 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
KINKAID LAKEAugust-09HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
FOX CHAIN -- GRASS LAKEAugust-162-16 boat 100 Walleye
Casey Felling
World Walleye Association
cfelling@waimports.com
847-456-9885
CLINTON LAKEAugust-2218 boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Clint Seaman
NBT (NATIONAL BASS TRAIL)
clint_seaman@yahoo.com
217-454-7165
ROCK RIVERAugust-2212 bank 175 Multiple SpeciesBobbie Doyle
BOs bait and tackle youth fishing extravaganza
bobbiedoyle1417@gmail.com
815-564-9223
SPRINGFIELD LAKEAugust-3018 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265
REND LAKESeptember-17IHSA bass teams boat 200 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Scott Shaw
Mount Vernon High School
sshaw@mvths.org
618-204-2883
BRAIDWOOD LAKESeptember-1918 boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Bill Olsen
Fisheries of men national tournament trail North division
golsen1875@gmail.com
815-791-0699
BRAIDWOOD LAKESeptember-26HS boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Kuchyt
Oak Lawn High School
ckuchyt@olchs.org
708-903-6303
SCHUY-RUSH LAKESeptember-2718 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265
PRAIRIE LAKE - JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK October-03HS boat 40 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
OTTER LAKEOctober-2518 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265
PITTSFIELD LAKENovember-0818 boat 20 Largemouth Bass
Jacob Traeger
Jacksonville Bass Club
Jacobtraeger25@gmail.com
217-491-2265