• Over $15,000 in Prizes and Raffles for 2018!

    Over 90 raffle prizes available valued between $20 and $250. Boat Raffle, 50/50 Raffles, Veterans only prizes, Kids big fish prizes, 1st and 2nd place big fish awards for Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Bluegill/Pumpkinseed. Active duty, with I.D. are FREE!

  • All proceeds benefit military programs!

    Come support our military active duty, veterans and there families at our 9th annual ice fishing derby on January 27, 2018. Our ice fishing derby on Bangs Lake awards tons of raffle items, and 1st and 2nd place big fish prizes for largest northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, and bluegill.

  • Join us For The 9th Annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby

    LVVA will be hosting it’s 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby, January 27, 2018 on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL.  We are proud to say that the LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, supporting U.S. military veterans, has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing derbies in Northeast Illinois. *Bad ice back-up date is February 17, 2018.

Support the Veterans R&R Outdoors Program!

Come support local Veterans R&R Outdoors Program which takes hundreds of our nation's finest military out on fun and adventurous fishing and hunting outings. Our ice fishing derby on Bangs Lake awards tons of raffle items, and individual angler prizes for largest northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, and bluegill.

Win Great Prizes!

Our ice fishing derby on Bangs Lake offers tons of raffle items, and individual 1st and 2nd place angler prizes for largest northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, and bluegill. We also highlight our Veterans with specific prizes just for them. And, of course our kids get recognized as well with their own prizes. And remember, kids under 14 fish for free!

Veterans R&R Outdoors

In 2014, Veterans R&R formed the R&R Outdoors program as a way to engage veterans, provide an opportunity to take part in fun outdoor activities, spend time with peers and friends and learn about other ways that Veterans R&R can serve them.

Pre-Register Now

Pre-Registration is available for our 2018 event scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018. This is the best way to register for the derby.

About LVVA Ice Fishing Derby

We are back! After our 1st "bad ice" year we counting on the ice fishing Gods in 2018. LVVA will be hosting it's 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL, on January 27, 2018. The LVVA Ice Fishing Derby has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing events in Northern Illinois. This is a family oriented event and we encourage you to bring the kids. We have a great time in support of a great cause, our Military veterans. Thanks to our generous sponsors there are plenty of door prizes and raffles, kids category prizes, and big fish contests. Mark your calendars and join us for a great morning of fishing and fun. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

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Over $15,000 in Prizes and Raffles for 2018!

Over 90 raffle prizes available valued between $20 and $250. Boat Raffle, 50/50 Raffles, Veterans only prizes, Kids big fish […]

All proceeds benefit military programs!

Come support our military active duty, veterans and there families at our 9th annual ice fishing derby on January 27, […]

Join us For The 9th Annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby

LVVA will be hosting it’s 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby, January 27, 2018 on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL.  We are […]

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