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Northern Illinois Hosts Fishing Derby

4 Jun, 2013


The 30th Annual Kankakee River Fishing Derby will be held June 28-July 7.

A multi-day fishing event for the whole family. Fish the Kankakee River for a tagged fish, and win one of the prizes offered.

The Kankakee  River Valley Fishing  Derby is  sponsored  by the Northern  Illinois  Anglers  Association  (NIAA), The Daily Journal and Coca-Cola Refreshments. The contest will include  entries caught subsequent  to 12:01  a.m. CDT June 28, 2013 and submitted to a sanctioned weigh-in station by 6:00 p.m. CDT July 7, 2013.

Prizes will be awarded to anglers taking specifically tagged fish and the largest 3 fish, by weight, taken during the term of the derby in each of the following categories: Walleye, Largemouth, Smallmouth, Crappie, Northern Pike, Channel Catfish only, Rockbass, and Roughfish. Only one size-category  prize will be awarded  per individual. A tagged fish can only win the designated sponsored prize.

To be eligible for prizes, all catches must be caught by hook and line methods (excludes bank poles, jugs, throw lines) permitted in accord with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and must be entered and recorded at one of the sanctioned weigh-in  stations, alive, or in a fresh condition. Prizes are limited to fish caught in the Kankakee River or its tributaries in Kankakee and Will Counties, Illinois.

Information is available at the website.

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