JJCAC Event Calendar - 20011/12 Season

The JJC Anglers meet regularly, from September onwards, during the school year - feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our club!
If you would like to be sent an e-mail reminder with details of upcoming events (dates, times etc.) please
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At a Glance

Details of our next event are supplied immediately below. Contact Patrick for additional information and/or to reserve a spot for any of the JJCAC events appearing in the calendar section below. Non-members of the JJC Anglers Club are welcome, an encouraged(!), to fish their first event as a guest without charge. Details may be viewed at the Event Details section. More event dates will be added to the schedule shortly. Dates and times may be subject to change - please check back periodically for updates.

Informal Fish-Ins

Our Fish-Ins are 'fun' informal on the bank get-togethers for JJCAC members, as well as other interested anglers, that take place from April - Nov.

Venues fished include Lake 'Juco', Pilcher Park the Rock Run Preserve, and the Lily Cache Greenway Retention Lake. Each of these fisheries is in close proximity to either the Main JJC campus or the JJC North Campus. We will also fish other venues of interest, watch this space for details.

Our next Fish-in will be...

At: Braidwood

: Sat. Oct. 1st

From: 6:00 am at The Golden Mine diner, Braidwood

Please contact Patrick for more details on our next Fish-In

Tony and Jim at the April 2004 Fish - In held at Braidwood


Our Next Major Event

Catch More Fish Locally
Bank Fishing Strategies and Secrets


FREE Bank Fishing Seminar

Time and date

Wednesday, September 21st, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Rm. D2002, Joliet Junior College, Joliet IL.
Directions: Turn on to the Main JJC Campus (see the Maps for details). Take a  left and follow the road around to SOUTH lot 2. Head straight into D building and then take the elevator up to the second floor. D 2002 is next to the elevator (see building D on the map)
Details: A FREE seminar open to JJCAC members and the general public. Presented by the Joliet Junior College Anglers Club. Attendees will learn about bankfishing strategies and secrets that really boost catch rates. Specific topics include:
  • Bobber fishing essentials - more and bigger pan fish
  • A better way to catch catfish
  • Creating and using chum to attract and catch more fish
  • Underwater video of fish feeding
  • Tips for popular local venues
Reservations: If you would like to come to the seminar, please reserve a spot by e-mailing Patrick or leaving a message at (815) 280 6702. There is no fee for attending the seminar, but space is limited so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Flier: Download a printable copy of the seminar flier here.


Please contact Patrick for additional information and/or to reserve a spot. You may also reserve a spot by calling (815) 302 2832 up until midday on  Friday before 'our next big event' is scheduled to take place. You do NOT have to reserve a spot for an informal 'Fish-In'.


2011/12 Club Events Calendar

Event Date Day Meeting  time Location
1.  Sept. 21st Wed. 7:00 pm  Welcome seminar in Rm. D2002, Main JJC Campus 
* Denotes events that have been suggested and are currently in the planning stages. Once an event is confirmed, details will be forwarded to members via e-mail.

Other Special Events



Event Details

Our ‘on the water’ social / educational and competitive events are scheduled to take place alternately on every second or third weekend from April through to November. Events, with the exception of ‘off the bank’ seminars discussed above, will typically take place on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Our events are open to both members and non-members of the JJCAC. Although club membership is encouraged, non-club members are welcome to fish as guests for their first (complementary) event.

Each event is tailored so that all anglers, from the greenest rookie through to the most seasoned veteran angler, will experience an enjoyable and worthwhile day on the water. Parents and their kids, especially those wishing to capture their first fish, are encouraged to attend educational / social events; while casual or beginning anglers will be able to quickly hone their bank fishing skills through learning more about rigs and tactics during friendly and informal pre-event demonstrations at competitive events. Please e-mail Patrick if you have any questions regarding any of our ‘on the water’ activities.

Bankfishing seminars are also organized on a monthly basis throughout the remaining cooler months (September – March). Each event will take place on a mid-week evening and feature an entertaining ‘in house’ or specially invited guest speaker, as well as hands on demonstrations and activities. Most seminars will take place at Joliet Junior College.

The Calendar page was  last updated on Wednesday September 28, 2011