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2019 Youth Fishing Info (pdf)


2019 youth fishing rules (pdf)


2019 youth fishing entry form (pdf)


FAQ's Youth Fishing Extravaganza

Date & Boundaries

Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 Rock Falls, Illinois

This is a bank fishing only event. The boundaries are Lawrence Park & Lower Dam Park.  



(tournament & big fish)

Registration may be mailed if postmarked at least one week prior to the event. Contestants will receive an I.D. ticket according to order in which they registered.

Participation & Eligibility

This Tournament is open to all individuals, male or female, ages 3 through 13 and signed for by a Parent or Legal Guardian.  There are (2) award divisions ages 1-6 years and ages 7-11 years.

Child MUST be Pre-Registered to Enter the Youth Fishing Extravaganza.

Check In & Weigh In

Lower Dam Park

Rock Falls Big Cat Fishing Tournament Main Stage

200 West 1st Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071

YFE Tournament Hours

  • 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Check In
  • 8:00 AM -11:00 AM Fishing Hours
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Weigh In 

 Bo’s Bait & Tackle can change departure times or weigh in times if weather or river conditions are an issue. All anglers and parents (or guardians) will be notified before start of the event.