2017 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

March 18th & 19th – IMTT Spring Classic at Lake Kinkaid

Lake Kinkaid

Contacts: Kyle Kroening; kylek4215@gmail.com; 505-252-0693

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: Mount Joy Boat Ramp (Main Marina)

Friday Night Registration: 5-8 pm @ America’s Best Value Inn, Murphysboro IL

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY MARCH 17TH  2017 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6 pm – ?? @ VFW Post 7190, 108 S 10th St., Murphysboro IL (Behind the Courthouse on 10th Street)

Local Lodging: America’s Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry fee: $150 per person

 


 

April 8th & 9th – IMTT Jake Wolf Memorial Tournament at Spring Lake North

Spring Lake

Contact: Bob Taylor; imtt2014@gmail.com; 309-262-9720

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: Causeway ramp

Friday Night Registration: 5-8:00pm @ McCritter’s Grill 2801 Court St., Pekin IL 61554 (IL Rte. 9W)

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY APRIL 7TH  2017 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Saturday Dinner / Raffle: 6 – 9 PM at McCritter’s Grill, 2801 Court St, Pekin IL 61554

Local Lodging: Motel 6; 2801 Court St., Pekin IL 61554;309-347-5533; Super 8 3830 Kelly Ave., Pekin IL 309-347-8888; EconoLodge 3240 Vandever Ave., Pekin, IL 309-353-4047

Lake Info: No Launch fee, Max HP 25

Entry Fee: $150 per person

Spring Lake North  has parking for  18 tournament rigs to launch the morning of the tournament.

All other entrants must be shuttled to the Spring Lake South parking lot or to the campground area.

 


 

April 29th & 30th  – Shawnee Muskie Hunters’ “Spring Fling Tournament” at Lake Kinkaid

Lake Kinkaid

Contact: John Wright; 618-698-4893 or Ray Wheelock 618-234-7192

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: Mount Joy Boat Ramp (Main Marina)

Friday Night Registration: Americas Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966

Saturday Dinner / Raffle: 6:30pm; Murphysboro American Legion 1700 Gartside St,, Murphysboro IL

Local Lodging: Americas Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 618-687-2244

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry Fee: $100 per person; Youth under 18 – $50 per person

 


 

May 20th – Fox River Valley Chapter “Challunge on the Chain” at Fox Chain of Lakes

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: Steve Kroll; stevekrollcpa@sbcglobal.net

Fishing Hours: 7am-3pm

Take Off & Return: Steitz’s Resort on Bluff Lake. You can launch and recover from anywhere on the Chain, but departure is at Steitz’s

Dinner / Raffle: Antioch VFW. 75 North Ave., Antioch IL 60002

Local Lodging: Best Western Plus 350 West Illinois Route 173, Antioch IL 60002 847-395-3606

Lake Info: Fox Waterway Stickers available @ Triangle Sports and Marine, 23480 W Grass Lake Rd., Antioch IL 60002 847-395-0813; CJ Smiths Resort, 25315 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch IL 60002 847-395-2753; Ben Watts Marina, 116 S U.S Highway12, Fox Lake IL 60020 847-587-0211

Entry fee: TBA

 


June 3rd – IMTT Gregg Tichacek Memorial Tournament @ Lake McMaster

Lake McMaster

Contact: Bob Taylor; imtt2014@gmail.com; 309-262-9720

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm

Take Off & Return: Main ramp

Friday Night Registration: 5-8:30 pm at Super 8 in Galva 301 Commercial St., Galva IL

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY JUNE 2ND 2017 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Local Lodging: Galva Inn & Suites, 301 Commercial St., Galva IL 61434 309-932-2841

Lake Info: 10 horsepower restriction on entire lake

Entry Fee: $75 per person

 


 

September 9th – IMTT Mike Sule Memorial Tournament at Fox Chain of Lakes

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: John Kliczko; metromusky@aol.com

Fishing hours: 7am-4pm

Take Off & Return: Thirsty Turtle 42273 N. Woodbine Ave. Antioch IL 60002. You can launch and recover from anywhere on the Chain, but departure is at The Thirsty Turtle

Friday Night Registration: 5-8 pm @ Thirsty Turtle 42273 N. Woodbine Ave. Antioch IL 60002;847-395-4704

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH 2017 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Local Lodging: Best Western Plus 350 West Illinois Route 173, Antioch IL 60002; 847-395-3606

Lake Info: LAKES OPEN TO THIS TOURNAMENT ARE: CHANNEL, CATHERINE, MARIE, BLUFF, SPRING & PETITE LAKES and connecting channels.

Fox Waterway Stickers available @ Triangle Sports and Marine, 23480 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch IL 60002 847-395-0813; CJ Smith’s Resort, 25315 W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch IL 60002847-395-2753; Ben Watts Marina, 116 S U.S Highway12, Fox Lake IL 60020 847-587-0211

Entry Fee: $75 per person

 


 

September 23rd – Quad County Hawg Hunters Club Tournament at Lake Evergreen

Fox Chain of Lakes

Contact: Duane Landmeier; 815-761-5182 dlandmeier@frontier.com

Fishing Hours: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Take Off & Return: White Oak Boat Ramp

Friday Registration: Super 8 El Paso IL 309-527-4949. Duane Landmeier’s room between 6-8 pm (Call 815-761-5182 cell if need something important). If you cannot make that be at White Oak Shelter on Evergreen Lake at 6 AM sharp Saturday.

Lake Info: 9.9hp limit, launch fee required

Entry Fee: $50 per person

 


 

September 30th & October 1st – IMTT Fall Classic at Prairie Lake (Jim Edgar SFWA)

Evergreen Lake

Contact: Bob Taylor; imtt2014@gmail.com; 309-262-9720

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: North Ramp (South of Hwy 11 on Geiss Rd) on Prairie Lake

Friday Registration: 6-8 pm @ VFW Post 6871; 111 N. 7th St. Petersburg IL 62675

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH 2017 WILL BE CHARGED $20.00 LATE FEE

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6pm @ VFW Post 6871; 111 N. 7th St. Petersburg IL 62675

Local lodging: River Bank Lodge 522 S 6th St., Petersburg IL 62675; Nine lakeside cabins are available for rent by visiting: http://www.reserveamerica.com. Campsites are also available at Jim Edgar State Fish and Wildlife Area. Cabins are limited to two vehicles per cabin but sleep up to 6 people; Panther Creek Lodge 29089 N. Newmansville Rd. Ashland IL 62612  309-368-9111

Lake Info: No horsepower restrictions however entire lake is NO WAKE

Entry fees: $150 per person 


 

October 21st & 22nd – Shawnee Muskie Hunters’ “Fall Brawl Tournament” at Lake Kinkaid

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: John Wright; 618-698-4893 or Ray Wheelock 618-234-7192

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: Mount Joy Boat Ramp (Main Marina)

Friday Night Registration: Americas Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966

Saturday Dinner / Raffle: 6:30pm; Murphysboro American Legion 1700 Gartside St,, Murphysboro IL

Local Lodging: Americas Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 618-687-2244

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry Fee: $100 per person; Youth under 18 – $50 per person

 


 

October 28th & 29th – IMTT State Championship Tournament at Prairie Lake (Jim Edgar SFWA)

Evergreen Lake

Contact: Howard Chambliss, hdpada@aol.com, 618-214-5918

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm Saturday & 7am-2pm on Sunday

Take Off & Return: North Ramp (South of Hwy 11 on Geiss Rd) on Prairie Lake

Friday Registration: 6-8 pm @ VFW Post 6871; 111 N. 7th St. Petersburg IL 62675

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH 2017 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6pm @ VFW Post 6871; 111 N. 7th St. Petersburg IL 62675

Local lodging: River Bank Lodge 522 S 6th St., Petersburg IL 62675; Nine lakeside cabins are available for rent by visiting: http://www.reserveamerica.com. Campsites are also available at Jim Edgar State Fish and Wildlife Area. Cabins are limited to two vehicles per cabin but sleep up to 6 people; Panther Creek Lodge 29089 N. Newmansville Rd. Ashland IL 62612  309-368-9111

Lake Info: No horsepower restrictions however entire lake is NO WAKE

Entry fees will be based on entrant’s qualification status.  $150 per person (Full Qualifier); $175 per person (Partial Qualifier); $200 per person (Non-Qualifier) Contact Howard Chambliss at (618)-214-5918 for qualification details.

 


2017 IL Muskie Tournament Trail General Rules*

If there are any questions about these rules please contact any IMTT Officer or Director.

1. A complete liability release form must be completed prior to participating in any events.

2. No more than two people may be in a boat during an IMTT tournament.

3. Fishing for Muskie only and only from a boat.

4. Courtesy, conservation, sportsmanship, and safety are basic principles of fishing. Poor sportsmanship, drunkenness, excessive speed, or fishing in a no fishing or boating area will be grounds for disqualification for the tournament.

5. All fish must be caught with pole and line fishing only using artificial baits. (No live bait may be used).

6. Minimum measuring length is 30 inches. Fish must be measured on a flat surface with a bump board and the tail squeezed. Bump boards will be available for check out before the tournament. The actual length is to be recorded on the release form. Muskies will be scored by 30 points for each 30” Muskie and 1 point (or fraction of) for each additional inch over 30”. Boat may not be moved for measuring purposes and witness must come to your boat. One witness may come from your boat. Person catching fish cannot be a witness for that fish. Two witnesses are required. Refusing to witness another contestant’s fish will result in disqualification.

7. An IDNR Green card must be turned in for each qualifying fish.

8. Two points (each member) will be awarded to the members in the boat that witness a fish.

9. Trail participation points will be awarded for all IMTT events. 15 points for IMTT events and 10 points for affiliated tournaments.

10. All participants must conform to the daily starting and stopping times. Fish Release forms will not be accepted after the announced ending time of the tournament. A participant may not start fishing until being released by the official starter to start. All starts must be from designated area and must be under the directives of the official starter. Boats not in proper place during starting time will be moved to the end of the starter’s line.

11. Boats wanting to start 15 minutes or later after all other boats have started will be disqualified.

12. IMTT equipment lost, stolen, or damaged are the responsibility of the participant and must be replaced. Checked out IMTT equipment must be returned to the check in point at the end of the tournament no later than 1⁄2 hour after tournament ending time.

13. If weather or safety prohibits the completion of the scheduled tournament, the tournament can be cancelled or postponed at the discretion of tournament officials. Participants are urged to make good safety decisions in regards to weather and fishing in the tournament.

14. Anglers fishing on Lake Shelbyville must respect the “No Fishing” area surrounding the Lithia Springs Marina. Other areas of the lake may be out of bounds, if so they will be announced at the tournament.

15. Trolling is permitted in IMTT tournaments. Two rods may be used for trolling purposes per team (only one per entrant). If fishing alone (one person team) one rod may be used.

16. Tournament entrants are expected to respect the fishing area of other contestants. The “fishing area” is considered to be 100’ from their boat. Please use good judgment and good sportsmanship in participating.

17. A $30.00 Annual IMTT Membership fee is due before fishing an IMTT Tournament.
Annual membership fees for children under the age of 18 will be 1⁄2 of the adult annual membership fee.

18. Starting positions will be determined by order of completed entries received.

19. Entries accepted after registration closes on Friday evenings will be charged an additional $20.00 “Late Fee”. Tournament packets may be picked up on Saturday mornings without penalty.

20. Points ties to be decided by which team reaches the tying point total earliest.
If point total and times are the same, then places will be decided by a flip of the coin.

21. In the event a contestant’s position is challenged, a written and signed protest must be presented to the tournament committee immediately following tournament hours.

22. Anglers may be asked to take a polygraph test before cash payments are made.

23. All IDNR and site specific rules and regulations will be enforced.

24. All IMTT tournament entrants must wear a United States Coast Guard approved TYPE I, TYPE II, TYPE III or TYPE V personal flotation device (www.uscgboating.org) during designated IMTT tournament hours whenever their boat is “on plane”. All IMTT tournament entrants under the age of 13 must wear a United States Coast Guard approved TYPE I, TYPE II, TYPE III or TYPE V personal flotation device (www.uscgboating.org) whenever their boat is on the water during IMTT tournament hours.

ALL ENTRANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 MUST WEAR A USCG APPROVED TYPE I, TYPE II, TYPE III OR TYPE PFD (www.uscgboating.org) AT ALL TIMES WHEN THEIR BOAT IS ON THE WATER PER ILLINOS STATE LAW

25. The tournament committee is the final judge of all tournament rules and the conducting of all tournaments.

*Note: These rules specifically apply to Tournaments directly sponsored by the IMTT. Rules for Club Tournaments will be made available by the sponsor of that Tournament.