Public Youth Tournaments — 2022-2023 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.
2022-2023 Approved or Pending Youth Tournaments
Waterbody Start Date Age Bank/Boat Max Anglers Species Contact Information
KINKAID LAKEMarch-17HS boat 60 Largemouth Bass
Lee Estel
Trico high school
Leestel@yahoo.com
618-967-4276
KINKAID LAKEMarch-1818 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chad Parks
Herrin High School Fishing Team
cparks13@gmail.com
618-201-7861
KINKAID LAKEMarch-2518 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
KINKAID LAKEMarch-25IHSA bass teams boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
SANGCHRIS, LAKEApril-01IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Karen Jones
Glenwood High School Bass Fishing Team
kjones@sps186.org
217-816-6901
DECATUR, LAKEApril-0118 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Edward Gad
Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
fish4fun34@yahoo.com
847-338-4233
NEWTON LAKEApril-07HS boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Bradley
IBFCA
cbradley@jccu1.org
618-553-4319
CLINTON LAKEApril-08HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Doty
Maroa-Forsyth High School
jason.doty@mfschools.net
217-521-6645
KINKAID LAKEApril-14HS boat 70 Largemouth Bass
Lee Estel
Trico high school
Leestel@yahoo.com
618-967-4276
EAST FORK LAKEApril-15HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
IBFCA ICASSTT Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
CLINTON LAKEApril-1518 boat 90 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
NEWTON LAKEApril-16HS boat 180 Largemouth Bass
Chris Bradley
IBFCA
cbradley@jccu1.org
618-553-4319
NEWTON LAKEApril-162-16 boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Chris Bradley
IBFCA
cbradley@jccu1.org
618-553-4319
COFFEEN LAKEApril-22HS boat 120 Largemouth Bass
Mike Russell
IBFCA Salem Youth Fishing
mikerussell@schmidtautogroup.com
6183223334
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEApril-22IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Dave Doty
Okaw Valley High School Bass Team
davedoty523@gmail.com
217-855-7235
CLINTON LAKEApril-23HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
IBFCA ICASSTT Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
PRAIRIE LAKE - JIM EDGAR PANTHER CREEK April-23IHSA bass teams boat 40 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kim Webster
A-C Central Bass Fishing Team
kwebster@a-ccentral.us
217-473-4923
SPRINGFIELD LAKEApril-29IHSA bass teams boat 100 Largemouth Bass
Matt Cochran
Rochester High School Bass Team
rhsbassfishing@gmail.com
217-415-4548
BRAIDWOOD LAKEApril-29HS boat 170 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEApril-29IHSA bass teams boat 80 Largemouth Bass
Dave Doty
Okaw Valley High School Bass Team
davedoty523@gmail.com
217-855-7235
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEMay-0618 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
VANDALIA LAKEMay-0618 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
FOX CHAIN -- GRASS LAKEMay-13HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
IBFCA ICASSTT Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
CLINTON LAKEMay-1318 boat 110 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Andrew Hack
University of Illinois Bass Fishing Club
ajhack2@illinois.edu
815-592-5354
CLINTON LAKEMay-1318 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CLINTON LAKEMay-2018 boat 110 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Andrew Hack
University of Illinois Bass Fishing Club
ajhack2@illinois.edu
815-592-5354
BANNER MARSH WHEEL LAKEMay-2018 boat 50 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
BANNER MARSH JOHNSON LAKEMay-2018 boat 50 Muskellunge
Jim Beaty
Shawnee Muskie Hunters
jbeaty@certapro.com
618-971-7806
CLINTON LAKEJune-0318 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEJune-1018 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEJune-1118 boat 150 Largemouth Bass
Chris Gibson
Illinois Bass Nation
chrisgibson38@gmail.com
6302011057
VANDALIA LAKEJune-2418 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
CLINTON LAKEJuly-1518 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
VANDALIA LAKEJuly-2218 boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Melvin McKinney
Vandalia High School Bass Fishing Club
mckinney4910@hotmail.com
618-367-6494
CLINTON LAKEJuly-2918 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
CLINTON LAKEAugust-0518 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
SPRINGFIELD LAKEAugust-2018 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Kyle Barton
Edinburg High School Bass Fishing Team
edinburghsbass@gmail.com
217-823-0907
Cal-Sag canal, Calumet River, Lake Calumet, Little Calumet RiverAugust-26HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Amanda Nicolai
Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association (IBFCA)
jamanicolai@att.net
815-245-7268
DES PLAINES/KANKAKEEAugust-27HS boat 170 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Brian Drendel
Batavia High School
brian.drendel@bps101.net
630-707-9715
CLINTON LAKESeptember-0918 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410
LAKE OF EGYPTSeptember-1718 boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Chad Parks
Herrin High School Fishing Team
cparks13@gmail.com
618-201-7861
FOX CHAIN -- GRASS LAKEOctober-01HS boat 160 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Humberto Gonzalez
IBFCA ICASSTT Series
hgonzalez@naperville203.org
708-691-1801
SHELBYVILLE, LAKEOctober-07HS boat 50 Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Jason Doty
Maroa-Forsyth High School
jason.doty@mfschools.net
217-521-6645
CLINTON LAKEOctober-0718 boat 30 Largemouth Bass
John Whalen
Illinois High School Bass Fishing League
whalen217@aol.com
217-621-7410