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ILLINOIS


JULY

July 11 -- Anglers Dream - Div 03 -- Burnham, IL - Waterfront Pub Ramp - Lake Calumet -- website
July 11 -- BKPC Annual All Year Big Fish Challenege -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 11 -- Central Illinois Bass -- Vandalia, IL - Vandalia Lake -- website
July 11 -- Fishers of Men - IL Central Team -- Springfield, IL - Lindsey Bridge - Lake Springfield -- website
July 11 -- FLW - Phoenix Bass Fishing League -- Benton, IL - Rend Lake -- website
July 11 -- National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 11 -- The Midwest Kayak Fishing Series -- statewide, IL - all legal waters -- website

July 11 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 04 -- Murphysboro, IL - Kinkaid Marina Ramp - Kinkaid Lake -- website
July 11 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 11 -- Kiwanis Ramp - East Fork Lake -- website
July 11 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 15 -- Murphysboro, IL - Main Ramp - Murphysboro Lake -- website
July 11 -- USA BASSIN - IN Div 28 -- Cloverdale, IN - Cunot Ramp - Cataract Lake -- website

July 12 -- American Bass Anglers - IL Div 39/AFT -- Marina - Lake Taylorville -- website
July 12 -- Anglers Edge -- Rockford, IL - Rock River -- website
July 12 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Antioch, IL - Port of Blarney -- website
July 12 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Savanna, IL - Savanna Marina - Miss Pool 13 -- website

July 14 -- Bloomington/Normal BASS Club -- Bloomington, IL - Evergreen Lake -- website

July 18 -- BKPC Annual All Year Big Fish Challenege -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 18 -- Bloomington/Normal BASS Club -- Clinton, IL - Lake Clinton -- website
July 18 -- National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 18 -- The Midwest Kayak Fishing Series -- statewide, IL - all legal waters -- website

July 18 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 03 -- Marshall, IL - Park Ramp - Mill Creek -- website
July 18 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 05 -- Girard, IL - Main Boat Ramp - Otter Lake -- website
July 18 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 18 -- Canton, IL - Raber Ramp - Veterans Lake -- website

July 18 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Christopher, IL - Sailboat Harbor - Rend Lake -- website
July 18 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Shelbyville, IL - Eagle Creek - Shelbyville -- website

July 19 -- Anglers Dream - Div 02 -- Channahon, IL - Big Basin Ramp - Desplaines River -- website
July 19 -- Anglers Dream - Div 20 -- Port Barrington, IL - Fox River Preserve Marina - Fox River -- website
July 19 -- Bass 25 Peoria Club -- Canton, IL - Banner marsh -- website
July 19 -- Mutiny Bass Anglers -- Antioch, IL - Fox Chain -- website
July 19 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Golconda, IL - Marina - Smithland Pool -- website

July 21 -- Bloomington/Normal BASS Club -- Bloomington, IL - Lake Bloomington -- website

July 25 -- Bass 25 Peoria Club -- Pawnee, IL - Sangchris Lake -- website
July 25 -- BKPC Annual All Year Big Fish Challenege -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 25 -- National Bass Fishing Trail - IL Div -- Weldon, IL - Marina- Clinton Lake -- website
July 25 -- National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
July 25 -- The Midwest Kayak Fishing Series -- statewide, IL - all legal waters -- website
July 25 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Burnham, IL - Lake Calumet -- website

July 26 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 05 -- Girard, IL - Main Boat Ramp - Otter Lake -- website
July 26 -- USA BASSIN - IL Div 16 -- Golconda Marina - Smithland Pool (Ohio River) -- website

July 26 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Carbondale, IL -CDale Ramp - Cedar Lake -- website
July 26 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Antioch, IL - Port of Blarney -- website
July 26 -- U.S. Anglers Choice -- Savanna, IL - Savanna Marina - Miss Pool 13 -- website

July 28 -- Bloomington/Normal BASS Club -- Bloomington, IL - Evergreen Lake -- website


AUGUST

Aug 1 -- BKPC Annual All Year Big Fish Challenege -- All legal Waters Statewide -- website
Aug 1 -- Cabelas King Kat -- Dixon, IL - Rock River -- website