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Spoon River Valley Lodge Catfish Tournament

July 30, 2022 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spoon River Valley FOP Catfish Tournament.
0600 to 1200 (6a to 12 noon)
Take off 0530 (5:30 a) No fishing until 0600 (6a)
$80 per entry fee per boat (2-man team)
1st Place $800
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $300
We must have a minimum of TWENTY TEAMS to pay this amount.
$10 for the gigantic fish pot. SRV FOP 427 will not make any money on this pot. This money will be paid to the team with the largest fish. Select the largest fish out of the five (5) largest chosen for weight.
Largest five (5) fish count for weight.
Pole and line only, Flathead/Blue Cat/Channel Cat ONLY. 
Fishing will ONLY be in the Illinois River and its tributaries.
ALL fish must be alive at weigh-in
ALL fishermen must follow State fishing and boating laws
ALL boats must weigh in by 1300 (1:00 p) 
The registration form is in the process of being made. May register the day of the event at the boat ramp Havana River Front Park 112 N Schrader St Havana, IL 62644.
Queen of Heart and 50/50 drawing after the last weigh-in. Food will be available for purchase at or near the boat ramp.
Proceeds of this tournament will fund benevolent funds to meet ALL needs of Lodge 427 membership.  Lodge 427 has provided gas cards for members traveling to medical treatment and other needs as they arise. Spoon River Valley FOP Lodge 427 currently has 217 members covering nine counties and thirty agencies in West Central Illinois. 
 Tournament Director is Brad Koke 309-648-0908


July 30, 2022
6:00 am - 12:00 pm


Spoon River Valley Lodge #427


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Every day, men and women across this state, and country, put on a uniform. They put on a utility belt. And they put on a bulletproof vest. In the current climate of our nation, that is the most essential thing that that man or woman owns. They step out the door and they just don’t know if they will be returning to it at the end of their shift.