It’s the Walleye Contest Weekend at Shabbona Lake this weekend, June 29th and 30th, 2013. Walleye at this time of the year are actively feeding along the weed lines. Thanks to donations to the Walleye Restocking Fund the last few years, the lake has an excellent population of Walleye. This will be an exciting 2 day event.
The most popular technique for catching these eyes is to use a slip bobber and a leech along a weed line. You can also catch several using a 1/8 oz slip sinker, a BB shot set 1 foot above your # 2 hook and a leech or night crawler, along a drop-off next to a weeded area.
This will be a one fish weigh in event. If you catch a heavier Walleye after weighing in one, you may upgrade your weight. There is a limit of one prize per individual. If you sign up on Saturday, you are also signed up for Sunday, you do not need to reregister. Weigh In is at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental. Walleye Fishing Contest sponsored by Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental www.shabbonalake.com 815-824-2581. Prizes and rules after the jump.
1st Place – Choice of $100 gift certificate at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental or an all-day weekday Pontoon or all day weekday Bass Boat Rental
2nd Place – Choice of $50 gift certificate at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental or an all-day weekday Motor Boat Rental.
3rd Place – Choice of $25 gift certificate at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental or an all-day Weekday Kayak or Canoe Rental.
Sign up at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental
1.You must sign up and donate $5 To the Walleye Restocking Fund Prior to Your Catch to Qualify.
2. All entrees must be caught at Shabbona Lake between 6 AM Saturday, June 29th and 7 PM Sunday, June 30th.
3. Fish must be alive when measured. We encourage catch & release, as soon as the fish is measured.
4. One witness must be present to verify your catch, when you enter your catch.
5. Determination of winning qualifying fish will be by weight.
Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th, 2013 Lakeside’s Fishing Opens have been changed from a one day Open to a 2 day Contest Weekend Event.
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