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THE 2021 DERBY IS GOING VIRTUAL AND WILL BE A WEEKEND AFFAIR! Download the FishDonkey App and check out the rules, prizes, categories. This is our way of helping keep everyone safe and still provide a fun event. Remember this derby is #1 about the cause. The LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, supporting veterans organizations and programs, has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing events in Northern Illinois. We have a great time in support of a great cause, our veterans and active duty military. Thanks to our generous sponsors there are plenty of door prizes and raffles, and big fish contests. Support our military veterans at our annual ice fishing derby. Our ice fishing derby on Bangs Lake features individual angler prizes for largest northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, and bluegill. We also have kids prizes. Our beneficiary every year is a chosen veteran service organization. 2021 beneficiary is Veterans Path to Hope Outdoors, formerly TLS Veterans Outdoors. Outdoor activities for veterans is a great alternative therapy and release experience.
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