Event calendar

Big Fish Contest

Event information

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 or older.

Contact: 708-534-8499

Location: Monee Reservoir

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Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

This ongoing program runs from Friday, July 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 31. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. The visitor center is closed Mondays. 

Monee Reservoir is your place for big fishing this summer. Through Aug. 31, bring your catch to the visitor center to be measured, photographed, recorded and entered in the Big Fish contest. Prizes, including Forest Preserve gift cards and merchandise, will be awarded for the biggest bass, biggest catfish and biggest panfish by length. Your photo will be included on the Monee Reservoir Big Fish display, and even if you don’t have the biggest fish; there is a chance to win just for entering.

Monee Reservoir supports catch and release and encourages all entries to be live and released. Winners will be notified Sept. 1.



Event requirements

No registration required.

The visitor center and sidewalks are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request on-line no later than 48 hours before the program.