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:
1. 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.
WE will be having our 8th Fishing Tournament at Port of Blarney
Sunday May 19th, 2013.
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 .
Fish_________________Creel limit __________length
smallmouth/ ________________3__________14″ *season opens in June
Walleye* ___________________3_________ 14-18”
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 free launch for the tournament and plenty of trailer parking .
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Traveling to the FoxLakeFishing Tournament and need a room not a problem
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Sign up Here Fox Lake Fishing Tournament Registration
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If you’re relatively new
to fishing then you might have already been out on the water a couple
of times with some experienced friends of yours who have shown you the
ropes. There is a lot to learn when it comes to fishing, such as knowing
where the best spot is, which type of fishing rod you should be using
and the advantages of certain baits.
Fishing is a great way to
relax on the weekends and catch up with your friends. If you normally
spend your spare time watching movies at home or playing at partypoker.com;
but now you’ve decided to be more proactive which is why you’ve taken
up fishing, then you’ve come to the right place. This blog post will
give you a few hints and tips about which types of bait to use during
the winter. Your friends are sure to be impressed by your new fishing
During the winter, fish tend to conserve their energy.
Their metabolisms slow right down which makes them rather lethargic.
What you need to do is convince them to use their energy and swim
towards your hook because there’s something really delicious there.
flavours create a strong smell in the water which will attract a lot of
fish. You can do anything from sprinkling your maggots with masala, to
dusting bait with chilli flakes and paprika. See how creative you can be
with your bait.
Simple sweetcorn works a treat when
it comes to luring in the fish. This is because it is easily digested
and highly visible. Plus, it’s resistant to the attentions of small
silver fish bugs.