Public Youth Tournaments — 2024 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.
2024 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
KINKAID LAKEMarch-15IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Lee Estel
Trico high school
Leestel@yahoo.com
618-967-4276
NEWTON LAKEMarch-17HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Mike Russell
IBFCA Salem Youth Fishing
mikerussell@schmidtautogroup.com
6183223334
NEWTON LAKEMarch-29HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Chris Bradley
IBFCA
cbradley@jccu1.org
618-553-4319
NEWTON LAKEMarch-30HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
SPRINGFIELD, LAKEMarch-3018 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
KINKAID LAKEApril-05IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Lee Estel
Trico high school
Leestel@yahoo.com
618-967-4276
SANGCHRIS, LAKEApril-06HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
BANNER MARSH-WHEEL LAKEApril-06IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Josh Rolen
Limestone Community High School
jrolen@limestone310.org
309-697-6271
VANDALIA CITY LAKEApril-06HS boat 75 Largemouth Bass
Paul Kistler
Brownstown StElmo High School Bass Team
fireman130365@yahoo.com
618-780-5197
CLINTON LAKEApril-07HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
DECATUR, LAKEApril-0718 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891
RACCOON LAKEApril-07HS boat 52 Largemouth Bass
Mike Russell
IBFCA Salem Youth Fishing
mikerussell@schmidtautogroup.com
6183223334
KINKAID LAKEApril-1218 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
CLINTON LAKEApril-13HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Doty
Maroa-Forsyth High School
jason.doty@mfschools.net
217-521-6645
EAST FORK LAKEApril-13HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
SPRING LAKE - MCDONOUGH CO.April-13IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Richard Helling
Macomb High School Bass Fishing Team
Sodak1942@hotmail.com
7853133058
NEWTON LAKEApril-14HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
PRAIRIE LAKE (Site M)- JEPCSFWAApril-14IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kim Webster
A-C Central Bass Fishing Team
kwebster@a-ccentral.us
217-473-4923
REND LAKEApril-19IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Scott Shaw
Mount Vernon High School
sshaw@mvths.org
618-204-2883
BRAIDWOOD LAKEApril-2018 boat 170 Largemouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
briandrendel@gmail.com
630-707-9715
KINKAID LAKEApril-20IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Richard Snodgrass
Lake jacksonville
bassjigs79@gmail.com
217-502-6880
DES PLAINES RIVERApril-20HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
SANGCHRIS, LAKEApril-20IHSA bass teams boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Daniel Weiss
Chatham Glenwood High School Bass Team
daniel.weissghs@gmail.com
217-341-3971
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEApril-20IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Dave Doty
Okaw Valley High School Bass Team
davedoty523@gmail.com
217-855-7235
CLINTON LAKEApril-2018 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Ben Bittner
Illini Bass Fishing Club
bb27@illinois.edu
309-212-9881
FOX CHAIN O LAKESApril-21HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Amanda Nicolai
Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association (IBFCA)
jamanicolai@att.net
815-245-7268
KINKAID LAKEApril-26IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Lee Estel
Trico high school
Leestel@yahoo.com
618-967-4276
SPRINGFIELD, LAKEApril-27HS boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Matt Cochran
Rochester High School Bass Team
rhsbassfishing@gmail.com
217-415-4548
DES PLAINES RIVERApril-2718 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
CLINTON LAKEApril-2818 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891
JACKSONVILLE, LAKEApril-28IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Kim Webster
A-C Central Bass Fishing Team
kwebster@a-ccentral.us
217-473-4923
SPRINGFIELD, LAKEApril-28HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Richard Snodgrass
Lake jacksonville
bassjigs79@gmail.com
217-502-6880
COFFEEN LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
DES PLAINES RIVERMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
BRAIDWOOD LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
BUSSE LAKE (CCFPD)May-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
BUSSE LAKE (CCFPD)May-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
FOX CHAIN GRASS LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
FOX CHAIN NIPPERSINKMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
NEWTON LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
HEIDECKE LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
KINKAID LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
JACKSONVILLE, LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
MISSISSIPPI RIVERMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
REND LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
LAKE BLOOMINGTONMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
EVERGREEN LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
CLINTON LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
BANNER MARSH-JOHNSON LAKEMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverMay-02IHSA bass teams boat 48 Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
HEIDECKE LAKEMay-04HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Amanda Nicolai
Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association (IBFCA)
jamanicolai@att.net
815-245-7268
FORBES LAKEMay-05HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
KINKAID LAKEMay-10IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
NEWTON LAKEMay-11IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Chad Koester
Olney high school bass team
chadkoester81@gmail.com
618-553-6467
CLINTON LAKEMay-12HS boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Ben Bittner
Illini Bass Fishing Club
bb27@illinois.edu
309-212-9881
CARLYLE LAKEMay-17IHSA bass teams boat 156 Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kurt Gibson
IHSA
kgibson@ihsa.org
309-663-6377
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEMay-19HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
REND LAKEMay-252-16 boat 300 Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Steve Ettinger
Illinois Conservation Foundation
steve@ilconservation.org
2175244395
MCMASTER, LAKEJune-03IHSA bass teams boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Dave Hoyle
Richwoods High School Bass Team
d.hoyle@comcast.net
3092081841
BANNER MARSH-WHEEL LAKEJune-08IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Richard Snodgrass
Lake jacksonville
bassjigs79@gmail.com
217-502-6880
BANNER MARSH-JOHNSON LAKEJune-0818 boat 50 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
DES PLAINES RIVERJune-0818 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
CRAB ORCHARD LAKEJune-15IHSA bass teams boat 70 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
CLINTON LAKEJune-16HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Jonathan Wise
TRI COUNTY ANGLERS
agnt_003@hotmail.com
309-830-5205
CLINTON LAKEJuly-14HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Jonathan Wise
TRI COUNTY ANGLERS
agnt_003@hotmail.com
309-830-5205
OHIO RIVERJuly-19IHSA bass teams boat 70 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
REND LAKEJuly-2618 boat 70 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
JACKSONVILLE, LAKEJuly-28IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Richard Snodgrass
Lake jacksonville
bassjigs79@gmail.com
217-502-6880
CARLYLE LAKEAugust-10IHSA bass teams boat 70 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
BANNER MARSH-JOHNSON LAKEAugust-11IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Richard Snodgrass
Lake jacksonville
bassjigs79@gmail.com
217-502-6880
CLINTON LAKEAugust-11HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Jonathan Wise
TRI COUNTY ANGLERS
agnt_003@hotmail.com
309-830-5205
SANGCHRIS, LAKEAugust-17HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEAugust-18HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverAugust-2418 boat 170 Largemouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
briandrendel@gmail.com
630-707-9715
KINKAID LAKEAugust-24IHSA bass teams boat 70 Largemouth Bass
George Fudge
Red Bud High School Bass Club
gfudge324@gmail.com
618-541-1044
JACKSONVILLE, LAKESeptember-2218 boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891
COFFEEN LAKESeptember-28HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
CLINTON LAKESeptember-29HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
ICASSTT Series
icassttdirector@gmail.com
708-691-1801
FOX CHAIN O LAKESOctober-06HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Amanda Nicolai
Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association (IBFCA)
jamanicolai@att.net
815-245-7268
DECATUR, LAKEOctober-12HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Doty
Maroa-Forsyth High School
jason.doty@mfschools.net
217-521-6645
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverOctober-1318 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverOctober-1318 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891
KINKAID LAKEOctober-2018 boat 140 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Timothy Moore
Illinois Bass Nation
jeep7791@yahoo.com
708-516-9891