Chicagoland’s largest ice fishing tournament offers fun for all ages
(Dec. 5, 2019) — Anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills at the annual Hard Water Classic
ice fishing tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s 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 the 2018 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.