For the first time, the Forest Preserve District of Will County is sponsoring an “Adult Fishing Derby” at its Whalon Lake Preserve, in Naperville, on Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. For ages 16 and older, this program requires registration and a fee of $10 per person.
Whalon Lake features an 80-acre lake that supports small and large mouth bass, channel catfish, red ear sunfish, bluegill and walleye.
At the derby, find the best spot along the shoreline as you try your luck at catching fish. Prizes valued in the hundreds of dollars will be awarded for the most panfish, biggest bass and biggest catfish. A raffle will be held each half-hour.
Registration automatically includes an entry in the raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.
Pack a lunch and bring your favorite fishing pole. One container of bait will be provided.
Fishing will be from 8:00 a.m.-noon, and winners will be announced as soon as results are tallied.
The first 25 registrants will receive a free giveaway.
Shoreline fishing and sidewalks are accessible for all participants.
For information and registration, call 708-534-8499 or visit ReconnectWithNature.org.In providing programs and services to the public, the Forest Preserve District of Will County will make reasonable modifications to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to enjoy District offerings. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org/ADA