2021 Derby Postponed

Due to the condition of the river, the IDNR shock boats will not be able to assist with Shock and Tag this week. The Derby is being postponed one week. New dates are July 9 - July 18. Thank you!

Published By: tyler

37th Annual Derby Postponed

The 2020 Kankakee River Fishing Derby, originally scheduled to begin on June 26, is postponed for at least 30 days. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources currently cannot commit to a date to assist with Shock and Tag Day. Without their help, we cannot tag fish for the Derby. We will provide updates as they are available

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Award Decision

After enlisting the help of an independent 3rd party expert, the N.I.A.A. Board of Directors has not been able to confirm that the entry of a fish with tag #0087 during this year's Kankakee River Fishing Derby met all of the requirements as stated in our rules.

To maintain the integrity of the Kankakee River Fishing Derby, the boat, motor, and trailer prize will not be awarded.

Published By: ken

36th Annual Fishing Derby

The 36th annual Kankakee River Fishing Derby kicks off on June 28 and ends July 7. However, beginning June 1st,  fishermen who are registered for the 2019 Derby can win a $50 prize by catching any fish that is tagged with a Fishing Derby tag from a previous year. 

Registration is only $20 for individuals or for the family. Registration forms will be available beginning Friday, May 31 at all area bait shops, Walmart stores, L&G Marine, and Reed's Rent All.

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34th Annual Fishing Derby

  • Kankakee River Trading Post off Rt. 102 in Altorf
  • Bordertown Guns in Momence
  • MLS Baits on Rt 17 West
  • Angelo's Bait in Wilmington
  • North and South Wal Mart
  • Reeds Rent All
  • L & G Marine
  • Momence Park District Office

Over 90 tagged fish, still have big board and derby dollar day

Boat, motor and trailer sponsored by NECA/IBEW.

New this year: a tommy gun with matching hand gun with identical serial numbers celebrating the gun’s 100 year sponsored by Bordertown Guns of Momence and on display at that location.

Also new: Nucor with $1000 cash fish and South Side Meats of Momence with $10/wk for 1 yr in merchandise

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