This Friday, June 8th through Monday, June 11th is Free Fishing Weekend at Shabbona Lake State Park. There is no fishing license required this weekend so bring the family for a nice time by the water. Get two free bait items with any all day boat rental reservation at Shabbona’s Lakeside.
Saturday is also Shabbona Lake’s 4th Annual Bass Open, sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoors of Hoffman Estates. The heaviest three bass will win a gift card from Cabela’s Outdoors. Pokanoka’s Café will have its famous dollar days as well. Bass fishing has been phenominal at Shabbona Lake this year. The bass are done spawning and are up shallow in the weeds and along the shorelines. They are hungry and aggressive.
Stop and sign in at Lakeside and donate $5.00 to their walleye restocking fund, to double your first place prize to $200, before you go fishing. The Bass must be caught and “weighed in” at Shabbona Lake during the fishing open hours of 6am to 7pm. You may “weigh in” fish at any time at Shabbona Lakeside. Shabbona Lake State Park is located at 100 Preserve Road in Shabbona. Visit their website for much more information.