Registration Info & Rules

Year 12 will be virtual and a 3-day derby weekend on Bang’s Lake!

  • Download the FishDonkey App on your phone to register.

$17.14 is the listed open division fee, after fees entry will reflect $20.00. We are trying to keep this status quo, even if we have to eat a little.

All children 14 y.o. and under fish for free.

Fishing will begin at 1pm Friday, January 29th and conclude at 3pm Sunday, January 31st. You may enter an any time. You can only register a fish during that time frame. *Bad ice date is February 19-21, same times. All fish must be caught on Bang’s Lake only. The FishDonkey App takes the photo, it is timestamped and GPS tells us your location.

  • Please review the new categories in 2021! In addition to largest fish we are doing a Grand Slam and Wild Card categories!
  • All prizes are listed in the “Prizes and Raffle” drop down…

RULES

Please see the FishDonkey app with all the required rules.

Our rules are simple –

  • Don’t Cheat!
  • Be Safe!
  • Have Fun!
  • All fish must be caught on Bang’s Lake only. The FishDonkey App takes the photo, it is timestamped and GPS tells us your location.

Aside from that all state laws and local ordinances applied to fishing. Some of those are listed below:

  1. All participants 16 y.o. and older are required to possess a valid fishing license. We assure you the DNR will be present and checking licenses.
  2. Fish of each species will be measured by length, with the longest fish and second longest fish of each category winning the respective prizes.
  3. Kid’s big fish of each species will win a prize. A kid’s fish will not be awarded any prizes other than the kid’s prize for the fish. i.e. A kid’s fish cannot be entered in to the biggest fish of species for larger prizes and in the Kid’s category too.
  4. Only 3 lines per participant. These lines may be a combination of devices such as Jigging, Dead Stick, Tip-up, Automatic fishing devices, etc.
  5.  This is a catch and release derby as per ILDNR tournament fishing rules.
  6. ATV/UTV/snowmobiles are authorized for use during the derby, RESPONSIBLY!

 

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