Ice Fishing Derby Returns to Crystal Lake

Tue January 1, 2019

Save the date of February 10, 2019 for the return of the popular

Ice Fishing Derby! The Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center is resurrecting the event that was hosted for many years by the Crystal Lake Anglers. Plan on a full day of contests, raffle prizes, cash prizes, food and of course, fishing at West Beach. Proceeds benefit the Crystal Lake Park District Crystal Lake fish restocking program.


Ice Fishing Derby on Crystal Lake

Sun, February 10, 7 am-Noon

West Beach, 2330 Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake

Advance registration requested by February 6, free raffle tickets for those pre-registered

Register for code 242306-01 at

$10 per person

Please note: day of registration fee is cash or check only

Participants over age 16 years must have a valid IL fishing license


Prizes (*payout is based on 50% of entrance ticket sales)

Largest Fish by Length


Grand Prize-Largest Fish Any Type                                  $400*

Pike/Muskie, Adult with Child                                            $100*

Pike/Muskie, Adult                                                            $100*

Large Mouth/Small Mouth Bass, Adult with Child             $100*                                     

Large Mouth/Small Mouth Bass, Adult                             $100* 

Walleye, Adult with Child                                                   $100*

Walleye, Adult                                                                    $100*