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WE will be having our  9th Fishing Tournament at Port of Blarney
Sunday May 18th, 2014.
Sign in starts at 6:00 a.m. and the Tournament kicks off at 7:00 a.m ,

Weigh in is at 2:00 p.m sharp ! Entry fee is $40.00

There will be 5 categories

1) Bass ___________________Top 6 by weight

2) Walleye_________________Top 3 under slot 1 over by weight

3) Catfish__________________Top 5 by weight

4) Pan fish _________________Top 10 by weight *

5) Striper___________________Top 10 by weight

*Panfish we consider


The tournament is for the entire chain of lakes ,not just fox lake. The $ 40 entry fee is for Individual, and covers all four categories. You can have as many anglers you want on a boat.  And you are allowed to use live bait. You must have an Illinois fishing license and A fox waterway sticker (they do sell a one day stickers for $10 ) and all fish will be released after weigh in. * Individual can take their own catch.The Tournament is a 80% pay back .with thousands of dollars of raffles from our sponsors
any one older than 16 can enter the tournament as long as they have a valid fishing license.
now as for boating,  the state law states that if your under 18 you must  complete a boating safety course and possess a Boating Safety Education Certificate accepted by the Department of Natural Resources or you are accompanied by and under the direct control of a parent, a guardian, or a person at least 18 years old designated by the parent or guardian. children 16 and under can fish the tournament for free  but are not eligible for the  category prizes unless they pay entry fee ,  they are eligible for the raffle prizes .

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Fish_________________Creel limit __________length

Largemouth/ bass_____________6__________14”
smallmouth/ ________________3__________14″  *season opens in June

Walleye* ___________________3_________  14-18”

Walleye*___________________1__________24” +

Catfish _______________________________no creel limit

Pan fish _______________________ __________no creel limit

*18″ to 24″ protected slot limit (no possession)

**Includes the Fox River to Rt. 176 (Burton’s Bridge)

Please pre register online so we can get an idea how many anglers we will have.This will help us place non boaters, and help with what we need for parking etc…You don’t need to pay your entry fee online entry fee will be collected at sign in, the day of the tournament. port of blarney does have a boat launch (Fee will apply) and plenty of trailer parking . Note no food or beverages is to be brought on the grounds. The Port has a full menu and drinks available .

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Two Lake County lawmakers want to abolish the agency that oversees the Chain O’ Lakes and Fox River in what they say is an effort to reduce redundant government services.

Democrat state senators Terry Link of Waukegan and Julie Morrison of Deerfield are sponsoring a bill introduced in the senate Jan. 28 that, if approved, would dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency and send its assets to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

dead fish

If this is done over 20 species of Fish will decline or even die off. with out the constant dredging, Grass lake would be completely filled in with silt and not only would the fish be force to adapt to a shocking change, chances of a die off would be inevitable.  The protected Yackey nut or Water Chinquapin Lilly that has been striving would be killed off as well.  And don’t forget about the Bald Eagles that have took home off of an Island that Fox Waterway Maintains for the growth of our nations bird.

Help us put a stop to this crazy bill. Terry Link and Julie Morrison have no concern for our environment!

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Fox Lake Fishing has over a half million page views a month with over 22,000 members including our elected State Officials  and we will put a stop to this!



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Sam Buchholtz caught this Big Large mouth Bass all by himself while fishing with his Grandfather

Introducing children to fishing can be a rewarding experience. To ensure a positive experience,
here are some simple tips to keep in mind:

Father teaching son to fish1. Have fun. Seeing your child enjoy reeling in their first fish is rewarding. (Take pictures!)

2. Target areas with a high likelihood of success. Most kids are satisfied catching lots of smaller fish such as bluegills rather than catching fewer, bigger fish such as bass. Catching a few fish on the first few outings will peak children’s interest and make them look forward to the next trip.

3. Use live bait to increase the chance of catching a fish. (also bait is more interesting for children)

4. Pick a place that is easy to get to, comfortable, and safe.

5. Bring snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent and first aid basics. This will make your trip comfortable for everyone.

6. Provide them with simple tackle in working order. Nothing can be more discouraging to a child than complicated equipment or equipment that doesn’t work. Consider giving the child their own fishing outfit. This gesture is practical because short rods are easier for kids to handle.

7. Above all else, have patience. You will be unsnagging lines, baiting hooks, and landing fish for them often. On your fishing trips with youngsters, they will get dirty, fall down or even get a little wet. By taking time to introduce children to fishing, you may end up with a fishing buddy for life.

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