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"Saturday in the Park" All Species Fishing Tournaments
Saturday, August 2
, 2014 - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Allen Park, Illinois River, Ottawa, IL

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The Illinois Carp Fishing News’ Annual "Saturday in the Park" Tournaments will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 on the Illinois River at Allen Park in Ottawa, Illinois. This will be the sixth straight year that a carp related tournament has been held at Allen Park during the dog days of summer.

There will be two five-hour tournaments. Tournament 1 will be from 7:00 a.m. until noon (6:30 a.m. peg draw).

Tournament 2 will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

You may use two rods.

Tournament 1 will feature a walk-off peg choice in order of names drawn. Tournament 2 will feature a walk-off peg choice in reverse order of your standing in tournament 1. If there are tournament 1 ties, you will draw for order of choice in tournament 2.

Entry is $20 for each tournament. Each tournament is based on total weight of all species captured during the time frame.

The tournament is limited to 17 anglers.

This is a catch and release, all species, total weight event, but you better catch a few carp (common, grass, or Asian) to win. 

Please register on this thread by Friday, August 1, 2014 to participate.
 



The awards ceremony for the two tournaments will be at the park's shelter near the flagpole at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tournament pay-out is 50%, 30%, 20% for 1st, 2nd, 3rd (60%-40% for 1st and 2nd if there are six or fewer anglers)..

There will be a 100% payout of the entry fees. I will also include some bait and tackle prizes for a variety of categories (biggest grass carp, smallest fish, etc.)

Thanks for your consideration. Post here if you are participating.--Frank

Frank Rink won the first contest last year with a 13-1 grass carp, a 7-6 grass carp, and a 3-6 common for a total of 23 pounds, 13 ounces. Frank also took the prizes for big grass carp and smallest carp.
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Despite having the second-to-last peg choice, Fred Rhodes road his match-angling expertise into a tournament 2 victory last year! His 13 captures, including 8 buffs, 3 sheepshead, and 2 commons, weighed in at 27 pounds, 3 ounces.
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The most unusual catch of last year's "Saturday in the Park" events was Tony Stout's 8-13 Asian carp caught via hook and line in the mouth.
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Click here for complete results from the 2013 "Saturday in the Park" Tournaments

Click here for complete results from the 2012 "Saturday in the Park" Tournaments

Click here for complete results from the 2011 "Saturday in the Park" Tournaments

Click here for 2010 results

Click here for 2009 results

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Thanks, Cory! We need a minimum of four to make this happen.

Participants, so far:

Cory Bohmann
Frank Rink

First, second, and third place medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each tournament. Good luck!
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I'll be in Ottawa on August 2nd.

Don't remember the last time I fished. Time to make some time. I'm in

Thanks, Jim and Tracy! We are at four anglers, so this event is a reality.

Participants, so far:

Tracy Jourdan

Jim Rink

Cory Bohmann

Frank Rink

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I'm up for some Ottawa fun !!!! I'm in

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I'll be bringing my brother ,too. Would it be alright if he could fish next to me being that this is his first peg draw tourney?

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I'll be bringing my brother ,too. Would it be alright if he could fish next to me being that this is his first peg draw tourney?

Thanks, Dave, and thanks to your brother. There should be plenty of room that would allow you and your brother to fish together. I'll put your names together for the draw.

Participants, so far:

Dave Marceau

Dave Marceau's brother

Tracy Jourdan

Jim Rink

Cory Bohmann

Frank Rink

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Fred and I will be there

Thanks, so much, Robert and Fred!

Participants, so far, in the sixth annual "Saturday in the Park " Tournaments scheduled for August 2 at Allen Park in Ottawa, IL. We are at eight (8):

Robert Kraft

Fred Rhodes

Dave Marceau

Dave Marceau's brother

Tracy Jourdan

Jim Rink

Cory Bohmann

Frank Rink

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Hey Buddy please add Eddy Cobb to the List,Thanks

Great! Thanks, Eddy. It will be nice to see Eddy on the bank again.

We are at nine (9) anglers in the sixth annual "Saturday in the Park " Tournaments scheduled for August 2 at Allen Park in Ottawa, IL.. Although we have up to 17 pegs, I'd prefer 10-12 anglers to give us some "elbow room." We are getting close to those optimal numbers!:

Eddy Cobb

Robert Kraft

Fred Rhodes

Dave Marceau

Dave Marceau's brother

Tracy Jourdan

Jim Rink

Cory Bohmann

Frank Rink

Pegs:

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Peg 1--just right of bench and 13 yards to left of totem.

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Peg 2--Just to right of totem (see the shadow) and left of tree and bench.

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Peg 3--right of tree and close to left side of bench.

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Peg 4--between trees near shelter; closer to left tree.

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Peg 5--1 slab from left of dip in sidewalk.

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Peg 6--between bench and tree; closer to bench.

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Peg 7--8 yards to left of flagpole.

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Peg 8--between grill and tree.

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Peg 9--opening between trees; may have to cast sideways.

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Peg 10--at dip in sidewalk; hole in metal barrier.

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Peg 11--left of picnic table with roof; left of dip in concrete.

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Peg 12--between 2 trees: closer to tree on left.

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Peg 13--to immediate right of bench.

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Peg 14--concrete slab with step down.

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Peg 15--end of concrete wall.

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Peg 16--adjacent to lamp-post.

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Peg 17--adjacent to grill.

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It is good that Eddy is back.

However, how about 911carp and Little 911carp? Larry and Little Larry?

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Dan Ramir is in for our August 2 tournaments at Ottawa. Thanks, Dan!

Participants, so far, in the sixth annual "Saturday in the Park " Tournaments scheduled for August 2 at Allen Park in Ottawa, IL. We are at nine (9):

Dan Ramir
Robert Kraft
Fred Rhodes
Dave Marceau
Dave Marceau's brother
Tracy Jourdan
Jim Rink
Cory Bohmann
Frank Rink

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We are five days from the tournaments, and the weather is looking good with a forecast high of 78° and a light breeze. Don't forget that this is a multi-species tournament, so bring some alternative baits if the carp bite is slow. I'll start posting additional prizes throughout the next few days. Thanks.--Frank

There is still room for a few more anglers.

Participants, so far, in the sixth annual "Saturday in the Park " Tournaments scheduled for August 2 at Allen Park in Ottawa, IL. We are at nine (9):

Dan Ramir
Robert Kraft
Fred Rhodes
Dave Marceau
Dave Marceau's brother
Tracy Jourdan
Jim Rink
Cory Bohmann
Frank Rink

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I'll be there in spirit!

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I'll be there in spirit!

Wish you could attend, Zach.

I had hoped to post pictures of some more prizes sooner, but I've had some higher priority commitments/activities during the past few days/weeks - our daughter's wedding on July 26!

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Congrats!!

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sorry guys, life just consumed my weekend so I'm going to have to give up my spot.

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Congrats Frank! Beautiful moment... I miss you guys! I'll be back soon as life gives me some time back lol!

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