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Monee Reservoir Big Fish Contest

Dates: Now - Aug. 30, 2020
Times: 6 am - 7 pm (Tuesdays - Sundays), closed Mondays
Category: Adventure Outside Chicago
Location: Monee Reservoir, 27341 S Ridgeland Ave, Monee, IL 60499re
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***Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the dates and availability of this program are subject to change based on the progress of the state's reopening plan.***

Calling all anglers! Fish Monee Reservoir for a chance to win a prize for the biggest bass, catfish and panfish by length. Bring your catch to the visitor center and we will measure, photograph and record your fish to enter the contest. Your photo will be included on the Monee Reservoir Big Fish Display at the visitor center.

Even if you don't have the biggest fish in a category, there is a chance to win a prize just for entering. One name will be drawn from all entries to win a prize.

Monee Reservoir supports catch and release, and we encourage all entries to be live and released.

The contest runs from Tuesday, June 2, to Sunday, August 30. Winners will be announced September 1.

Monee Reservoir hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. (Visitor Center is closed Mondays.)

No registration required.

The Monee Reservoir Visitor Center and sidewalks are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online (https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/americans-with-disabilities-act-information) no later than 48 hours before the program.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Boggio's Orchard and Produce
Kayak Morris
Grundy County Corn Festival
Boggio's Orchard and Produce

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