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Windy City Carp League

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Windy City Carp League Sponsored by Wacker Baits.
Tournament Format

The league is going to be comprised of 9 individual events or matches that will held during the summer of 2008. This tournament is to determine the best windy city carp fisher. There will be 9 different venues for this years championship. Each of the 8 preliminary matches are to be 4 hours. Anglers are invited to sign-up via the internet( and to participate in as many matches as they choose. Each of the first 8 matches will be FREE of charge. The 9th match will be the championship round and must qualify to fish. To qualify for the final match, an angler MUST fish at least 4 of the 8 posted matches. The top 20 posted combined weights will be the 20 anglers invited to fish the championship. Each angler that fishes one of the events will post a weight of caught carp for that event. Even if the angler fails to catch a carp, they will get credit for showing-up and fishing. The 4 highest weights will be combined to give that anglers entry weight for the finals. So if a fisher catches 10lbs.,20lbs.,30lbs., and 0lbs. for 4 matches, gives them a total of 60lbs. as their entry weight for the finals. If an angler chooses to fish more than 4 events to improve their total weight, they are welcome to do so. If that fisher chooses to fish a 5th match and catches 40lbs. of carp. The new higher weight will replace the lowest of the others for a new total of 100lbs. as a new entry weight. The 9th and final match will an 8 hour event. Entry fee will be posted later. The HIGHEST TOTAL WEIGHT WILL DRAW FIRST ON CHAMPIONSHIP DAY. The 2nd highest will draw 2nd and so on.... If a qualifying person is unable to fish the final day, their spot will go to the next person on the qualified list. The fisher with greatest weight on the final day will crowned WINDY CITY CARP LEAGUE CHAMPION 2008.


1. The draw will be EXACTLY 1 hour before the start of fishing.
2. Pegs/flags shall be 10-20 yards apart and must be staked out by club official(s) and numbered PRIOR TO DRAWING PEGS.
3. Anglers may go to their pegs after the draw is completed.
4. During the preparation period, competitors may set-up their gear, test their rigs, and plumb depth. NO FEEDING IS ALLOWED DURING THIS TIME! No bait on hooks during this process.
5. Ground bait/chum may be thrown-in by hand, by catapult, throwing sticks, and bits droppers.
6. Anglers must be positioned NOT farther than 3 feet to either side of their peg/flag. An angler may fish up to HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE NEXT PEG on either side. THIS ALSO GOES TO THE ANGLER WITH AN END PEG! If pegs are 20 yards apart, you may only fish 10 yards to either side of your flag/peg. NO 50 yard casts to the side if your of an end peg.
7. Wading is not permitted. You may go in after something that has fallen into the water, but NO fishing from the water.
8. Anglers will be restricted to 2 poles, 2 lines, 2 hooks at a time. An angler may have as many spares set-up ready at any time, but my only use 2 at a time.
9. Ledger, feeder, hair-rigging, and float fishing are allowed.
10. NO artificial lures,jigs, may be used.
11. An angler MUST STRIKE, PLAY the fish UNASSISTED. No help from other anglers or guests or interested spectators. A fish may be played into the next peg area but only for the shortest amount of time as possible. NO walking over to where the fish is. It must be played and landed from your peg/flag. Netting the fish may be done by anyone.
12. Anglers under the age of 13 are allowed to fish but MUST be accompanied by supervising adult. The supervising adult is allowed to assist a the minor angler.
13. Competitors MUST STOP FISHING when the horn sounds to end the match. All lines are to be removed in a timely manner.
14. We will use the weigh as their caught format. There will a board with the current standings of fish caught.
15. IF A FISH IS HOOKED BEFORE THE HORN SOUNDS. THE ANGLER WILL GET 15 MINUTES TO LAND THE FISH. The angler must let an official known that a fish is being played so the time count down can be monitored. IF THE FISH IS STILL TOUCHING THE WATER WHEN TIMES-UP, THE FISH WILL NOT COUNT!
16. Weigh-in must be conducted by an official and verified by both the official and the angler whose catch is being weighed.
17. In case of any violation of the above rules, where a complaint has been launched, the decision of the official(s) will be final.
18. Angler's shall conduct themselves in a manner not prejudicial to the sport of carp fishing. Any questions to this rule will be decided by the local law enforcement officer. MIND YOUR MANNERS!!!!!!!
19. All penalties will be assessed in the form of weight. The bigger the infraction the larger the amount of weight will be removed from that angler's total

Tournament Venues

May 3 Saturday Northside Prep H.S. Chicago River North Channel
May 17 Saturday Northside Prep H.S. Chicago River North Channel
June 7 Saturday Lincoln Park Rowing Canal Lincoln Park Zoo
June 22 Sunday Heideke Lake Morris Il.
July 13 Sunday Wolf Lake Wm. Powers State Park Il/In border
July 20 Sunday Sun-Times Bldg. Chicago River Btwn Ashland and Damen
August 3 Sunday Ping Tom Park Chinatown Chicago River
August 16 Saturday Fox River Montgomery Il.

September 13 Saturday Des Plaines River Bicentennial Park Joliet Il.

I will post more info the week prior to each event as to parking and any other info I can get hands on.
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Hello fellow carpers, Tracy here. Spoke with Mr. Paul Pazella at Wacker Baits and he agreed to sponsor the league. He will be supplying goodie bags for all the fishers who make the finals. He also has generously donated a carp rod and reel to be raffled on championship day. Raffle is free to all qualifiers. Entry fee the final day is going to be $50. 1st Place will be $400, 2nd Place $250 and 3rd $150. Providing we have a full field of 20 fishers. I also modified the rules and regulations to make it a pinch easier. NO keepnets. We will weigh as we go with a tote board at the weigh station to keep fishers up to date. Anyone may net. Couple of venues it's a little tough to net a fish by oneself, so rather than having different rules for different venues, anyone may net. Unless something big happens between now and the start, This should be the game plan. Believe it or not, I actually read all that stuff I wrote and fixed it. It makes sense to me now. hopefully the rest of you will also. Keep the suggestions coming, they'll only make it better. later ;) :)2
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:eek: I found out over the weekend that 2 of the dats conflict with other events. I will be posting a change in the calendar this evening. only 3 weeks til' we start. later
the final match is in my favorite carp spot there is monsters there cought them up to 30 poiunds here
Hello fellow carpers, Tracy here. I've decided to make a venue change. I've fished the second stop of the league, Lake Volkenning, 3 times in the last two weeks with very poor results. The lake has been over run by Bullheads. This past sunday was my best of the 3 and still only caught 4 carp in 4 hours of fishing. The size were only 1.5lbs. per. That is not enough for what I was hoping. So the second stop has been changed to the Chicago River North Channel behind Northside Prep Highschool. Hope this doesn't mess up to many people. Good thing is that we don't have to travel to Schaumburg now. later
Hello fellow carpers, Tracy here. 2 dates were in conflict with a couple of other events. July 19 has been changed to July 20 because of the IBA 2man tournament in Centreville, MI. and a CAG fish-in at Montrose Harbor on May 17 has been changed to May 18. Let me know if there are any other conflicts. later
Hello Tracy

I went to the Lincon Park Lagoon Rowing Canal today, I landed 8 carps plus the 18.3 lb and the 23.4 lb.
If we get lucky June 7th some might get close to that 100 lb bag :)34

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Wow ! Dems some fatty's. I'll bet they were good with butter and lemon. :)16 Nice fish. See you at the 1st tournament.
Below is our Host CHIBIGTEE, with about 75+ pounds of pure joy
at the rowing canal venue fished about 3 hours using rods & reels size 12 hooks 3g & 1 gram floats ground baits for chum and flavored can corn as hook bait

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Hi Carpislife Paul!

:)2 nice fish! :)2

I don't fish there for a long time! How much ths cost to park there? Thanks!

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