It's finally happened. A fly fishing tournament has come to Chicago. And it looks like it's going to be a dandy!
I'm proud to announce we've partnered with the first annual Midwest Golden Bones Fly Tournament.
When: September 9 and 10, 2016
Where: DuPage River, DesPlaines River and Fox River systems
Event HQ: Rivers Edge Bar and Grill, Batavia, IL
Official Press Release is below:
The first annual M.G.B. tournament will be held on September 9th and 10th. The event will be based out of Rivers Edge Bar and Grill in Batavia, IL.
Entrance fee is $70.00 per angler. Every angler will receive an event Simms Solarshirt, poster, SWAG bag, drinks, and food. Great prizes will be handed out to tournament winners. Live music both nights. Raffle prizes will also be handed out.
Registration is now open. There will be a limit of 35 slots available for the tournament.
BASIC RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Fishing Area: DuPage, Des Plaines, and Fox River Systems (with Bonus water being added the morning off).
Wading, kayaks, and boats are all welcome to fish. This will be an individual angler scoring system. No combined points between anglers in a boat.
All carp must be taken on fly, photographed/measured, and released. Pictures must be taken of the angler holding the fish and of the fish with the tournament supplied measuring stick/bumpboard. Pics must be texted to tournament staff by 6:00 PM Saturday.
Phone numbers to text pictures to will be provided on angler rules sheet given out at the meet and greet Friday night at Rivers Edge Bar and Grill and at check in at Dupage Fly Co. Saturday morning.
Tournament staff will provide anglers with individual measuring tapes the morning of tournament.
Anglers must be back at Rivers Edge Bar and Grille in Batavia, IL by 6:30 PM Saturday for awards.
The point totals will be based on total length from the day, with additional prizes for biggest and smallest carp. There will also be 1/2 points given to smallmouth bass that measure over 12 inches.
30" Carp = 30 points
18" Carp = 18 points
12" Smallmouth Bass = 6 points
18" Smallmouth Bass = 9 ponts
Total Points = 63 points
1.Send check payable to:
call at 630-429-0419 or email for address to send checks to.
2. Registration fee can also be paid at DuPage Fly Fishing Co.
3. Also accepting entry fees through paypal. Send entry fee payment to Knkirby1@gmail.com
Contact Kurt Nelson for details or email Midwestwatersflyfishing@gmail.com for questions.
*A confirmation email will be sent to you upon receiving your entrance fee. It will include details about the event, when and where to be, and other event giveaways.