Chicagoland’s Largest Ice Fishing Tournament Offers Fun for All Ages
(Dec. 5, 2018) — Anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s eighth annual Hard Water Classic
ice fishing tournament on Jan. 12 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the 62-acre Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve
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 gas-powered 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, which will be rescheduled to Feb. 9 if there’s not enough ice on the lake. 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.