2023 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

April 8th– Spring Classic @ Spring Lake North – 18 Boats Max

Contact: Robert Unzicker; robert.unzicker@gmail.com; 309-242-5458

Fishing Hours: 630am-330pm Saturday 

Take Off & Return: Causeway Ramp (Main Ramp on Spring Lake Rd)

Friday Night Registration: 6:00-8:00pm @ McCritter’s Grill 2801 Court St., Pekin IL 61554 (IL Rte. 9W)

Saturday Morning Registration at Boat Ramp – 5-6am

Lake Info: No Launch fee, No Horsepower Restrictions but idle only for motors over 25hp 

Entry Fee: $150 per person

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

 


April 29th & 30th – Spring Fling Tournament @ Lake Kinkaid – Shawnee Muskie Hunters

Lake Kinkaid

Contact: Jim Beaty; 2933 Bridle Lane, Swansea IL 62226.
618-971-7806, jbeaty@certapro.com

Click Here for the SMH Tournament Flier

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: Moose Lodge, Murphysboro

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry Fee: $115 early bird, $125 late registrant per person; Youth under 18 – $65 per person

Local Lodging: America’s Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966; Holiday Inn Express 120 Muddy Monster Rd. Murphysboro IL 62966

 


May 6th – IMTT Jake Wolf Memorial at Prairied Lake (Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife Area) – 20 Boats Max

Evergreen Lake

Contact: Robert Unzicker; robert.unzicker@gmail.com; 309-242-5458

Fishing Hours: 6:30am-3:30pm Saturday 

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

Friday Registration: Panther Creek Lodge, 29089 N Newmansville Rd, Ashland, Il 62612

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

Entry fees: $150 per person

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

 

 


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

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: Dan Koniewicz; dan.koniewicz@aptar.com

Tournament FlierTournament Rules

Fishing Hours: 7am-4pm

Take Off : Steitz’s Resort on Bluff Lake. You can launch and recover from anywhere on the Chain, but departure is at Steitz’s
Return/Fish Check-in: Time 2 Bite/Musky Tales – Forms must be turned in no later than 4:30

Awards: Time 2 Bite/Musky Tales

Lake Info: Fox Waterway Stickers Required

Entry fee: $230 Early Bird (before March 8th)
$250 After Early Bird Cut-off Date
$260 Day of Registration – @ Time 2 Bite/Musky Tales

 


June 10th – IMTT Summer Classic @ Johnson Lake Banner Marsh State Wildlife Area – 20 Boats Max

Contact: Rob Hawbaker; rhaw007@yahoo.com; 309-657-7568

Fishing Hours: 6 am-3 pm Saturday 

Take Off & Return: Johnson Lake Main Boat Ramp off Highway 24

Friday Night Registration: 6-8:00pm @ McCritter’s Grill 2801 Court St., Pekin IL 61554 (IL Rte. 9W)

Lake Info: No Launch fee, No Horsepower Restrictions but idle only for motors over 25hp 

Entry Fee: $150 per person

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

 


September 23rd – IMTT Mike Sule Memorial Tournament at Fox Chain of Lakes – 50 Boats Max

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: Phil Gutmann; muske62@comcast.net; 847-204-8286
Ron Haynes; hayneselec@aol.com; 630-774-8189

Fishing Hours: 6am-3pm Saturday 

Take Off & Return: Musky Tales and Time 2 Bite located 25855 W. IL Rt. 173 in Antioch IL. (You can launch anywhere on the Chain, but takeoff will be from Musky Tales on Channel Lake)

Friday Night Registration: 6-8 pm  &
Saturday Morning Registration 4-5:30 am  @ Musky Tales and Time 2 Bite located 25855 W. IL Rt. 173, Antioch IL

No Registrations will be accepted after 5:30 on Saturday Morning

Saturday Dinner & Raffle @ 4:30 @ Musky Tales and Time 2 Bite located 25855 W. IL Rt. 173, Antioch IL

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

Fox Waterway Stickers Required – Day Passes & Year Long Passes are sold by Musky Tales, where registration will be held

Fox Waterway Agency in Fox Lake, 45 S Pistakee Lake Rd, Fox Lake, IL 60020

Entry Fee: $150 per person

Local Lodging: Baymont by Wyndham, 11200 US Route 12, Richmond IL    (815)-217-2392; Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites, 350 W IL-173, Antioch, IL 60002, (847)-395-3606; Super 8 Crystal Lake,  577 Crystal Point Dr Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014-8005, (815)-788-8888; Waterfront Hotel & Marina 3309 N Chapel Hill Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051, (815) 344-3131; Super 8 Woodstock, 1220 DAVIS RD , WOODSTOCK, IL 60098,  (815)-345-3827

 


TBD– Quad County Hawg Hunters Club Tournament 

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

 


October 7th– IMTT Gregg Tichacek Memorial Tournament @ Lake McMaster – 17 Boats Max

Lake McMaster

Contact: Rob Hawbaker; rhaw007@yahoo.com; 309-657-7568

Fishing Hours: 6:30am-3:30pm

Saturday Take Off & Return: Main ramp

Saturday Morning Registration in the Main Ramp Parking Lot

Lake Info: No Launch fee, No Horsepower Restrictions but idle only for motors over 25hp 

Entry Fee: $150 per person

Local Lodging: Super 8 – 301 Commercial St., Galva, IL 61434, 309-213-9596; Motel 6 – 901 Tenney St., Kewanee, IL 61443, 309-853-8800; AmericInn – 925 Tenney St., Kewanee, IL 61443, 309-856-7200; Kewanee Motor Lodge – 400 S. Main St., Kewanee, IL 61443, 309-853-400

 


October 14th & 15th – Shawnee Muskie Hunters’ “Fall Brawl Tournament” at Lake Kinkaid

Lake Shelbyville

Contact: Jim Beaty; 2933 Bridle Lane, Swansea IL 62226.
618-971-7806, jbeaty@certapro.com

Click Here for SMH Tournament Flier

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: Moose Lodge, Murphysboro

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry Fee: $115 early bird, $125 late registrant per person; Youth under 18 – $65 per person 

Local Lodging: America’s Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966; Holiday Inn Express 120 Muddy Monster Rd. Murphysboro IL 62966

 

November 4th & 5th – IMTT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP at Kinkaid Lake – 38 Boats Max

Lake Kinkaid

Contact: Robert Unzicker; robert.unzicker@gmail.com; 309-242-5458

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

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

Friday Night Registration: 6-8 pm @ America’s Best Value Inn, Murphysboro IL

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6 pm – Elks Lodge, Murphysboro

Lake Info: No launch fee, no horsepower limit.

Entry fees will be based on entrant’s qualification status:

  • $175 for Tier 1 Qualifiers

  • $225 for Tier 2 Qualifiers

Contact Robert Unzicker at (309)-242-5458 for qualification details.

Local Lodging: America’s Best Value Inn 128 E Walnut St., Murphysboro IL 62966; Holiday Inn Express 120 Muddy Monster Rd. Murphysboro IL 62966