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03-03-2015, 09:42 PM
All of our tournaments are open to the public. There are no membership dues to join the club.
We are a bunch of folks, young and old, married and single, who like to go Crappie Fishing.

We have a couple of special events this year. We are partnering with St. Jude and having a St. Jude Crappie Tournament and a St. Jude fish fry / raffle. The St. Jude tournament has a different entrance fee and different entrance rules. See more information below the schedule.

Our regular monthly tournaments are cash only. $20 per team/boat, and an optional $10 for biggest Crappie.
Larrysfishinghole.com has our schedule and registration form. We also have forms available at the ramp.

Regular Tournaments
Date- Lake - Ramp- Hours

March 28th, Clinton Lake, Mascoutin Ramp, day

April 11th, Evergreen Lake, Main Ramp, day

May 2nd, Banner Marsh- Shovel Lake, day

June 13th, Dawson Lake, early

August 1st, Evergreen Lake, Main Ramp, night

August 29th, Snakeden Hallow near Victoria Illinois, main ramp, day

September 19-20 (2 day tournament), Clinton Lake, Mascoutin rampmoved to West Side ramp (updated April 24, 2015), day
Fish Fry to follow

Day- 7am-12:30pm
Early- 6:30am-11:30am
Night- 7pm-midnight
Registration begins at least 1/2hr before start time.

St. Jude tournament and Fish Fry/Raffle
Crappie Tournament- May 30th, Evergreen Lake, Main Ramp, day
Fish Fry/Raffle- June 27th, UAW Hall in East Peoria (corner of Muller Road and Springfield Road) evening.

St. Jude crappie tournament is $60 per team (50% donated to St. Jude) limited to the first 30 boats.
This is a pre=registration tournament. Check made out to; St. Jude East Peoria Runners
Registration forms is on the back of the tournament schedule located on larrysfishinghole.com
Questions; HOI_Crappie_Club@sbcglobal.net

03-15-2015, 11:37 PM
Had a great question the other day. Where do we mail the St. Jude Tournament pre-registration check to?

Please send the check to ... PM me for address.

Make the check out to St. Jude East Peoria Runners.
I have started to receive registration forms.

Questions, please IM me or email me at HOI_Crappie_Club@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for your support.
Tim Hanr3

03-24-2015, 08:01 PM
Tournament is this Saturday on Clinton. I will have blank registration forms at the ramp. You must fill out both sides, one is for the IDNR and the other for us. New rules we must follow this year. Registration starts at 6.30 am and the tournament starts at 7 am. Cash only.

We don't have membership dues and all of our tournaments are open to the public. Don't be embarrassed by your gear, boat, or skills. We have regulars that seldom win, but any given tournament can be won by anybody. I typically have the smallest and oldest boat/motor on the lake. I'm the last one to my spot. My wife doesn't think I catch fish, however I have been in the prize money a few times. Shhhhh.... haha

Questions, please post up.

Going to be a great year.

04-06-2015, 10:04 PM
March 28th tournament results posted in Illinois HOI Crappie Club forum.
Friendly reminder April 11th tournament is on Evergreen Lake. Last weekend the fish were still scattered over deep water. Average water temp was 48 degrees.

04-23-2015, 10:33 PM
The Heart of Illinois (HOI) Crappie Club is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support the ongoing fight for treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases via a Crappie Tournament. Tournament is May 30th at Lake Evergreen, main boat ramp, north of Bloomington IL. $60 per boat, early registration deadline May 15th.
Make checks out to St. Jude East Peoria Runners, and mail checks to HOI Crappie Club, 115 Maria Street East Peoria, IL. 61611. Registration form Larrysfishinghole.com
Question please contact Tim Hanauer at 309-219-3346 or HOI_Crappie_Club@sbcglobal.net

Thank you,

04-24-2015, 06:30 PM
FYI- the September tournament moved to the West Side ramp on Clinton lake per the IDNR. Schedule in first post has been updated. Please update your calendar accordingly.
Questions, please ask.
Tim Hanr3

08-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Hello All,

The August 29th HOI Crappie Club tournament will be on Snakeden Hollow near Victoria Illinois. This is our first time on this lake, pre-fishing shows a healthy population of Crappie. Tournament hours are 7am-12:30pm. This lake has a single lane boat ramp, please plan accordingly.

The lake also has a 5 fish creel limit per person, we are still planning on a 7 fish limit. I recommend a partner for this one.

Questions, please ask.

09-02-2015, 10:56 PM
Hello All,

They did it. The Papermouth team of Mike and Pat Brockhouse were victorious!!!

It was hot and humid, a typical summer day. The Crappie were finicky and elusive. Marking crappie was not the issue, enticing them to take your lure/bait was a major obstacle. Seemed like the Crappie had lockjaw. Most teams did manage to bring a limit to the scales, however only one team can be declared the winner and this time it went to our beloved husband and wife team. Rumor has it they will be at the HOI Crappie Club meeting Thursday to share their story. I didn’t hear anything about snakes in the boat this time out, but who knows. Maybe they made peace with the snakes and that was the key to their victory. Come out to the meeting and find out.

1st Place- Mike and Pat Brockhouse- 2 lbs. 11.2 ounces.
2nd Place- Dan Whitecotton and Brent Whitecotton- 2 lbs. 1.9 ounces.
3rd Place- Tim Hanauer and Dan Williamson- 2 lbs. 0.4 ounces.

Big Fish- Pat made Mike pay the fee to enter and it paid off. Mike and Pat Brockhouse 9.6 ounces.


09-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Season is winding down. One Tournament to go. September 19 and 20 at Clinton Lake, launch from West Side ramp. This is a two day tournament with a fish fry on Sunday after day two. Come on out and have a good time, fish a little, swap fish stories at the fish fry, and enjoy some great folks company. A covered dish to share at the fish fry is always welcome. Hope to see you there.