Showing posts with label Illinois Fishing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illinois Fishing. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2020 Illinois Fishing, Hunting and Outdoors Shows

Expo season is right around the corner and this year's list has some changes to it.  The Pantagraph's Fish and Feather expo will not being happening this year, along with the Elmwood All Outdoors Show.  You can read the Elmwood All Outdoors Show statement here.  

And The Outdoor Sports Group has an inaugural show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. 

Here is a list of some of the expos we know that are coming up. Send us information for your expo. 

Each show has a clickable link which will take you to their website for more information.

Jan. 3 - 5th 2020
Gateway Center
Collinsville, IL

Jan. 8 - 12th 2020
McCormick Place -South
Chicago, IL

Jan. 12th 2020
Kane County Fairgrounds
St. Charles, IL

Jan. 9 - 12th 2020
Pheasant Run Mega Center
St. Charles, Illinois

Jan. 16 - 19th 2020
Lake County Fairgrounds

Grayslake, IL

Jan. 17 - 19th 2020
Pheasant Run Resort

St Charles, IL

January 23 -26th 2020
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, Illinois

February 7 -9th 2020
Marion, Illinois

February 8-9th 2020
Tinley Park High School
Tinley Park,Illinois

Feb. 7 -9th 2020
Indoor Sports Center
Loves Park, Illinois

Feb. 13 - 16th 2020
QCCA Expo Center
Rock Island, Illinois 

Feb. 28 - March 1st 2020
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Springfield, Illinois

-Illinois Deer Classic
March 27 - 29, 2020
Peoria Civic Center

Scheels Fish Fest
March 2020

March 5 - 8th 2020
New Lake County Fairgrounds
Grayslake, Illinois

March 14th 2020
VFW 5788
Lockport, Illinois

August 29 -30th
Interstate Center
Bloomington, Illinois

September 2020
BOS Center
Springfield, IL

More shows and dates will be added as they become available. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fishers of Men Team Tournament Trail Comes to Central Illinois

Springfield, IL - By: Michael Rasmussen

Like other Tournament Directors, Carl Parks sent in his permit application and dates to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on November 1, 2018.  With a few denials and shuffling of locations,  Carl formed a new division of the well known national organization, Fishers of Men, right here in Central Illinois.  "The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry whose mission is:  To introduce Jesus to fishermen and their families and to invite them into a relationship with Him, through bass fishing tournaments."

With tournaments located at Lake Springfield, this is sure to be a competitive series with some of the best sticks around.  Anglers from Chicago and the greater Springfield Area have already committed to fish this new series.  "I'm hoping for 20 or so boats in the first year" said Carl at his booth for the Fish and Feather show in Bloomington.

Director Carl Parks recruits anglers at the Fish and Feather Show in Bloomington