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Fishing Contests, Derbies & Tournaments for Illinois (IL)
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ILLINOIS


DECEMBER

Dec 15 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website


JANUARY 2019

Jan 26 -- LVVA Ice Fishing Derby -- Wauconda, IL - Bangs Lake -- website


FEBRUARY

Feb 2 -- NAIFC - North American Ice Fishing Circuit -- Antioch, IL - Channel Lake -- website

Feb 15 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
Feb 15 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

Feb 22 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
Feb 22 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website


MARCH

March 1 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
March 1 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 8 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
March 8 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 9 -- Anglers Dream - Div 22 -- Channahon, IL - Big Basin Ramp - Des Plaines River -- website

March 15 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
March 15 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 16 -- Anglers Dream - Div 04 - Brunham, IL - Waterfront Pub Ramp -- website

March 23 -- Anglers Dream - Div 22 -- Channahon, IL - Big Basin Ramp - Des Plaines River -- website
March 23 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
March 23 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 29 -- Kayak Wars -- all legal waters statewide -- website
March 29 -- River Bassin Tournament Trail - Online Tournament -- statewide - all legal waters -- website

March 30 -- Anglers Dream - Div 04 - Brunham, IL - Waterfront Pub Ramp -- website

March 31 -- American Bass Anglers - IL North Div 39 AFT -- Lake Clinton, IL - Marina Launch -- website