Denny Sands of Shabbona Lakeside Tackle announced the last Fishing Open of the year. It is a new addition to their series of free fishing opens a tShabbona Lake.
Bluegill have been very plentiful and above average in size at Shabbona. Crappie have been feeding heavily on schools of shad all summer. So with that, some outstanding weights in this event can be had.
October 20th is the date for the 1st Annual Crappie/Bluegill Open Sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoors of Hoffman Estates. Cabela’s will be offering a $100. gift card for the heaviest 5 Bluegill/5 Crappie caught on October 20th at Shabbona Lake.
The heaviest stringer of 5 Crappie and 5 Bluegill will win. Catches may be weighed in any time prior to 5 PM. Prizes will be for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with prizes being a Cabela's $100, $50 & $25 gift card respectfully.
There will be a Walleye stocking donation jar, set up at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental, for the event. If you donate $5.00 or more to the Walleye Fund, and you place 1st in the 5 Bluegill/5 Crappie event, Cabela’s will double your prize to $200 Cabela’s Gift Card. You Must Sign Up and Donate $5 prior To Your Catches To Win $200.
Lakeside is now taking reservations for Bass Boat, Pontoon, Motor Boat or Row Boat rentals. for more information visit www.shabbonalake.com or call 815-824-2581.