Ice-fishing tournament rescheduled for Feb. 9
January 3, 2013 3:58PM
Updated: February 7, 2013 6:28AM
The “Hard-Water Classic” Ice-Fishing Tournament has been rescheduled to Feb. 9 because of the weather. The tournament will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Registration is $15 a person in advance at signmeup.com/86766. Check-in is at Silver Lake from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and tournament fishing is from noon to 3 p.m. The event entrance is on Butterfield Road a quarter mile west of Winfield Road. For details, call 630-876-5931.
Anglers 16 and older who are not legally disabled must have valid Illinois fishing licenses in their possession, and all must follow all district and state regulations and bring their own gear and bait.
There will be several prizes: one each for the three longest largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie and a gas-powered auger for the longest overall catch. All registrants will also be in a raffle for ice shelters, augers, a fish finder, rod-and-reel combinations, tip-ups and other ice-fishing gear.
Proceeds from the registration fees will support Forest Preserve District education programs that provide outdoor experiences for special-needs groups, Scouts and community centers in DuPage.