A message from the President
The Joliet Junior College Anglers Club (JJCAC) provides something for everybody with an interest in angling. The club, which is a non-profit organization, is open to JJC students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public. In addition to being able to take part in any Club organized event (as outlined below), active Club members are also entitled to a variety of complementary fishing goodies, as well as a copy of the Club's most recent publication, 'Bankfishing 101'.
For those mainly interested in fishing socially, we organize regular friendly get-togethers, or 'Fish-ins'. Additionally, the club also organizes on the bank 'Teach-ins', which follow the same format as our fish-ins, but also feature demonstrations of popular bank angling techniques - a great place learn more about specific methods and tactics! For anglers looking for more of a challenge, we also run competitive bank fishing events which are, in turn, organized by the JJCAC Match Group. Details on these and other scheduled events may be viewed at the calendar page.
The JJCAC is especially welcoming of families, with one of our main goals being to involve as many children and young adults as possible within our great sport. To this end, the JJCAC helps organize a summer fishing camp each year in collaboration with the Joliet Park District, with the focus being to teach new anglers the fundamentals of angling, and then have each participant catch a good number of (maybe even including their first!) fish. Gear is available to loan to new anglers, especially youngsters, with, as mentioned above, active members eligible to receive a 'goodie bag' of essential tackle, courtesy of the Club.
anglers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of their
chosen quarry, the JJCAC runs a variety of education based
projects. Regular 'Movie Nights' are held during the cooler
months, with the instructional
shown also available for loan to Club members. For those
interested in learning more through the reading of fishing
articles, and/or viewing other media, these resources can be
found at the
Reference Materials page. Finally, during the Spring
months the Club also focuses on the recording (and later interpreting) the feeding
behaviors of fish - both in the wild and under controlled
conditions. The results of these studies can be viewed at
underwater video and photography page.
The underwater footage of fish taking actual anglers baits
is a real 'eye opener'!
Visitors to this site should feel free to explore the remainder of the dedicated links listed at the JJCAC home page, or the Bankfisher home page- each provides access to a specific area of interest within the club. Should you have any questions regarding the JJCAC, our activities, or would perhaps like to join our ranks, please feel free to contact any of the club's officers - see the side bar at the JJCAC home page for pertinent contact information, or simply click here to send an e-mail directly to the Club advisor. For those interested in joining or finding out more about how the Club operates, membership information and a copy of the Club's charter may be viewed at the JJCAC documents page.
Ornelas, Jr., President