Chicagoland’s Largest Ice-Fishing Tournament Offers Fun for All Ages
(Dec. 13, 2017) — Anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Hard Water Classic
ice fishing tournament on Jan. 13 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the 62-acre Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve
in Warrenville, if ice conditions allow.
The top three catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, northern pike and crappie will receive gift cards of $125, $100 and $75 to local sporting goods stores. The angler with the largest fish overall will win a gas-powered auger or ice shelter. Registrants will also have a chance to win door prizes, such as a manual auger, ice shelter, tip-ups and rod-and-reel combinations. See photos from last year's event.
Registration is $20 in advance online
or $25 at the event. Proceeds will support ranger-led recreation programs that provide outdoor experiences for special-needs groups, youth groups, Scouts and community-resource centers in DuPage County.