2021 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

 

April 17th & 18th – Spring Classic @ Lake Kinkaid – 30 Boats Max

Lake Kinkaid

Contacts: 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: 5-8 pm @ America’s Best Value Inn, Murphysboro IL

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 2021 WILL BE CHARGED A $20.00 LATE FEE

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6 pm – ?? @ LOCATION TBD

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 24th & 25th – 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: TBD

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 early bird, $120 late registrant per person; Youth under 18 – $50 per person


May 15th – Fox River Valley Chapter “Challunge on the Chain” @ Fox Chain of Lakes

Lake Shelbyville

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

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

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

Fox Waterway Agency 2021 Satellite Locations

  • Antioch Currency Exch 320 W. Rt. 173, Antioch 847-395-5700 M-F 8am-8pm Sat: 8am-6pm/ Sun: 10am-6pm
  • Antioch License Service 876 Hillside @ Orchard St., Antioch 847-395-2131 M-F 8:30am-5:30pm Sat 8:30am-2:30pm/ Sun-closed
  • Barnacle Bob’s (One-Day Stickers Only) 42125 N 4th Ave., Antioch 847-395-2036 M-F 6am-6pm Sat/Sun 6am-6pm
  • CJ Smith Resort 25315 W Grass Lake Rd., Antioch 847-395-2753 M-T-TH 6am-6pm (Closed Wed) Fri: 6 am-7pm Sat 5:30am-7pm/ Sun: 5:30am-6pm
  • Triangle Sports & Marine 23480 W Grass Lake Rd., Antioch 847-395-0813 M – F 6am-8pm Sat/Sun 5am-6pm
  • Fox 14 Marina 811 N Harrison, Algonquin 847-658-7622 M-F 9am-5pm Sat/Sun 9am-5pm
  • Broken Oar Marina 614 Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary 847-639-6660 M-F 2:30 pm-6pm Sat/Sun 9am-6pm
  • Ben Watts Marina 116 S Route 12, Fox Lake 847-587-0211 M-F 8am-5pm Sat/Sun 8am-5pm
  • Chain O’Lakes Sports 62 N Route 12, Fox Lake 847-587-7774 M-F 6am-7pm Sat 5am-7pm / Sun 5am-5pm
  • Munson Marine Rte. 59 & Grand Ave., Fox Lake 847-587-4902 M-closed / Tu-F 9am-6pm Sat/Sun 9am-5pm
  • New Fox Lake Currency Exch 43 S. Rt. 12, Fox Lake 847-587-5414 M-F 7am-9pm Sat 7am-6pm / Sun 10am-6pm
  • Bald Knob Marina 515 Bald Knob Road 815-344-5223 M-F 8am-5pm/ May 25th-Sept 3rd 8am-7pm Sat/Sun 8am-5pm/ May 25th-Sept 3rd 8am-7pm
  • New McHenry Currency Exch 4213 W Rte. 120, McHenry 815-344-0010 M-T-W 7am-9pm / Th-F 7am-10pm Sat 7 am-6pm / Sun 10am-6pm
  • Chain O’Lakes State Park (Not Open Till April 1st) 8916 Wilmot Rd.,
  • Spring Grove Concession Stand @ Boat Launch 847-587-5512 M-Thur 8am-6pm / F 6am-8pm Sat 6am – 8pm / Sun 6am – 6pm

Entry fee: $220 Early Bird (before March 8th)
$240 After Early Bird Cut-off Date
$250 Day of Registration – @ Time 2 Bite/Musky Tales

 


May 22nd & 23rd – IMTT Jake Wolf Memorial Tournament @ Johnson & Wheel Lakes Banner Marsh State Wildlife Area – 25 Boats Max

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

Fishing Hours: 6 am-2 pm Saturday & 6 am-2 pm on Sunday

This will be a split tournament. The field will be split in two, with half of the boats fishing Johnson Lake, and the other half will fish Wheel on Saturday. The field will then switch assigned lake for Sunday. Participants are only allowed to fish on their assigned lake for each tournament day. Awards will be conducted at the Johnson Lake Ramp following fishing on Sunday.

Take Off & Return: Main Boat Ramps off Highway 24

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, May 21st, 2021 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


June 12th – 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: 5-8 pm  &
Saturday Morning Registration 4-5:30 am  @ Musky Tales and Time 2 Bite located 25855 W. IL Rt. 173, Antioch IL

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

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

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

Fox Waterway Stickers Required

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

Fox Waterway Agency 2018 Satellite Locations

  • Antioch Currency Exch 320 W. Rt. 173, Antioch 847-395-5700 M-F 8am-8pm Sat: 8am-6pm/ Sun: 10am-6pm
  • Antioch License Service 876 Hillside @ Orchard St., Antioch 847-395-2131 M-F 8:30am-5:30pm Sat 8:30am-2:30pm/ Sun-closed
  • Barnacle Bob’s (One-Day Stickers Only) 42125 N 4th Ave., Antioch 847-395-2036 M-F 6am-6pm Sat/Sun 6am-6pm
  • CJ Smith Resort 25315 W Grass Lake Rd., Antioch 847-395-2753 M-T-TH 6am-6pm (Closed Wed) Fri: 6 am-7pm Sat 5:30am-7pm/ Sun: 5:30am-6pm
  • Triangle Sports & Marine 23480 W Grass Lake Rd., Antioch 847-395-0813 M – F 6am-8pm Sat/Sun 5am-6pm
  • Fox 14 Marina 811 N Harrison, Algonquin 847-658-7622 M-F 9am-5pm Sat/Sun 9am-5pm
  • Broken Oar Marina 614 Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary 847-639-6660 M-F 2:30 pm-6pm Sat/Sun 9am-6pm
  • Ben Watts Marina 116 S Route 12, Fox Lake 847-587-0211 M-F 8am-5pm Sat/Sun 8am-5pm
  • Chain O’Lakes Sports 62 N Route 12, Fox Lake 847-587-7774 M-F 6am-7pm Sat 5am-7pm / Sun 5am-5pm
  • Munson Marine Rte. 59 & Grand Ave., Fox Lake 847-587-4902 M-closed / Tu-F 9am-6pm Sat/Sun 9am-5pm
  • New Fox Lake Currency Exch 43 S. Rt. 12, Fox Lake 847-587-5414 M-F 7am-9pm Sat 7am-6pm / Sun 10am-6pm
  • Bald Knob Marina 515 Bald Knob Road 815-344-5223 M-F 8am-5pm/ May 25th-Sept 3rd 8am-7pm Sat/Sun 8am-5pm/ May 25th-Sept 3rd 8am-7pm
  • New McHenry Currency Exch 4213 W Rte. 120, McHenry 815-344-0010 M-T-W 7am-9pm / Th-F 7am-10pm Sat 7 am-6pm / Sun 10am-6pm
  • Chain O’Lakes State Park (Not Open Till April 1st) 8916 Wilmot Rd.,
  • Spring Grove Concession Stand @ Boat Launch 847-587-5512 M-Thur 8am-6pm / F 6am-8pm Sat 6am – 8pm / Sun 6am – 6pm

Entry Fee: $100 per person


September 25th– IMTT Gregg Tichacek Memorial Tournament @ Lake McMaster – 17 Boats Max

Lake McMaster

Contact: Kenn Blair; chemscitech@gmail.com; 815-608-9135

Fishing Hours: 6am-3pm

Saturday Take Off & Return: Main ramp

Saturday Morning Registration in the Main Ramp Parking Lot

Local Lodging: Super 8, 301 Commercial St., Galva IL 61434, 309-932-2841

Lake Info: 10 horsepower restriction on entire lake

Entry Fee: $100 per person

 


October 3rd– Quad County Hawg Hunters Club Tournament @ Evergreen Lake

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

Fishing Hours: 6:30am-2:30pm

Take Off & Return: White Oak Ramp County Rd. 1200 E.

Lake Info: 10 horse limit – County registration/stamp required for lake access

Entry Fee: $75 per person/$150 per boat


 

October 9th & 10th – IMTT Fall Classic at Prairied Lake (Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife Area) – 25 Boats Max

Evergreen Lake

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

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

ENTRY FEES RECEIVED AFTER 8 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2021 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 16th & 17th – 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: TBD

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 early bird, $120 late registrant per person; Youth under 18 – $50 per person 


 

October 23rd & 24th – IMTT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP at Mill Creek Lake – 30 Boats Max

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

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

Take Off & Return: Boat Ramp – Mill Creek Park Off of County Road 2120 N

Friday Registration: Marshall VFW – 112 N. 5th St., Marshall, IL 62441

Saturday Dinner/Raffle: 6 p.m. – Marshall VFW – 112 N. 5th St., Marshall, IL 62441

Sunday Post Tournament Awards – Large Pavilion near boat ramp

Local lodging: There are campsites and cabins available through the Clark County Park District – Mill Creek – Contact Marcie @ 217-889-3901 for rental information

Super 8 – 106 E Trefz Dr, Marshall, IL 62441, (217) 686-4247
Relax Inn – 107 E Trefz Dr, Marshall, IL 62441(217) 826-3031
Lincoln Suites – 105 W Trefz Dr, Marshall, IL 62241, (217) 826-6535

Lake Info: There is a launch fee for the lake each day – For the IMTT State Championship it is $18 a day – ($54 -Friday through Sunday, $36 – Saturday & Sunday) The launch fee is reduced to $30, and good for 5 days for anyone staying at the campground/cabins

No horsepower restrictions, but there is a 40 mph speed limit on the lake

Entry fees will be based on entrant’s qualification status.  $150 per person (Tier 1 Qualifier); $175 per person (Tier 2 Qualifier); $200 per person (Tier 3 Qualifier); $225 (Non-Qualifier)

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