April is here, fishing is very good and Shabbona Lake is having two mega fishing events!!! Event # 1 is a “Going For The Illinois State Record Muskie” weekend on April 13th, 14th & 15th, 2012. The following weekend is Event # 2, a “Going For The Illinois State Record Walleye” weekend on April 20th , 21st April ; 22nd , 2112.
We are excited about these events, as we try to bring two more Illinois State Record to Shabbona Lake. Shabbona Lake has had 4 State Of Illinois Records in its Muskie legacy and 2 State Of Illinois Record Hybrid Crappie. There is no other lake in Illinois that has had more than one State Record, while Shabbona Lake has had six!!!
Shabbona Lake’s current Lake Record of 37 lbs, 13 Ounces is A MERE 11 OUNCES short of the current State Of Illinois Record of 38 Pounds, 8 Ounces. We can do better!!!
So far this Spring in Illinois there have been two new State Of Illinois Record Walleye. We are going for the third one!
There will be only one prize awarded each weekend for the first verified new State Record Muskie or Walleye caught on their respective weekends at Shabbona Lake. That prize will be a new 9.9 HP 4 stroke electric start long shaft Yamaha outboard engine valued at $2,800.
There is no entry fee, this merely a pursuit of two more State Record Fish from Shabbona Lake. We would encourage all participants to register and donate $5.00 to our annual Walleye Restocking Fund, prior to going fishing. Pokanoka’s Café, the on site Café at Shabbona Lake State Park, will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each weekend for its famous dollar days from 11AM to 4PM.
Shabbona Lake is located halfway between Chicago & Rockford, approximately 30 miles west of Aurora.
Fishing guides can be expensive but there are several reasons you should hire a fishing guide. You can go out with a fishing guide by yourself but we allow two or more people so you can split the cost. In most cases it is well worth it.
Contact us and book a trip and let's get the next state record.