Fishing Tournament at Horseshoe Lake State Park in Honor of Patriot Day

Fishing Tournament at Horseshoe Lake State Park in Honor of Patriot Day
Fishing Tournament at Horseshoe Lake State Park in Honor of Patriot Day

GRANITE CITY, IL – The Eighth Annual Patriot Day Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Horseshoe Lake State Park’s C.A.R.P. pond, hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Metro East Patriots Day Committee.

The park grounds will open and registration of children ages 4-15 will begin at 10:00 a.m. Children and families can enjoy the IDNR Urban Fishing Trailer, the virtual fishing simulator, and the felt fish pond. The fishing tournament will begin at 11:00 a.m. Trophies and door prizes will be awarded at 12:00 noon.

Congress unanimously designated September 11th of each year as Patriot Day. Metro East residents will honor first responders, firefighters, police, paramedics and military personnel who spring into action during local and national emergencies. The Metro-East Patriots Day Committee encourages citizens to display their flags at half-staff on Sunday, September 11 to honor those who have died since the September 11, 2001 attack. A brief ceremony to honor the memories those killed in New York, Washington D.C. and in Pennsylvania will be held at 10:45 a.m. at the C.A.R.P. pond in Horseshoe Lake State Park.

For additional information about the Patriot Day family event please, contact Mark Yehling, at 618-462-1181 ext. 155.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Portable Hornady Rapid Safes - Security on the Water

Portable Hornady Rapid Safes - Security on the Water

Hornady Security has a new line of portable safes with applications for anglers who want to have a firearm on board their boats, just in case.

New Gloves from Fish Monkey

New Gloves from Fish Monkey

Quick look at Stealth, Half-Fingered & Stubby gloves; 2020 ICAST New Fishing Gear Guide.

Strike King KVD J-100 Jerkbait & KVD 1.5 Hard Knock

Strike King KVD J-100 Jerkbait & KVD 1.5 Hard Knock

Strike King introduces two, new exciting baits to their already stellar lineup this 2020: the KVD J-100 Jerkbait, and the KVD 1.5 Hard Knock. KVD sits down with In-Fisherman Associate Publisher Todd Ceisner to explain how these two baits are going to help catch you more fish.

Tackle Test 2020: Abu Garcia Revo MGX

Tackle Test 2020: Abu Garcia Revo MGX

Tackle Test 2020: Abu Garcia Revo MGX

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

When spring and summertime high water comes to your favorite catfish lake, how do you catch these popular fish in a suddenly flooded environment? Fishing How-To

How to Catch Catfish in High Water

Game & Fish Staff

When spring and summertime high water comes to your favorite catfish lake, how do you catch...

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near anything that fits in their mouths. Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

Sight Savvy: Different styles of bow sights each have their strengths—and weaknesses. Bows

How to Pick the Right Bow Sight for You

Tony Hansen - August 25, 2020

Sight Savvy: Different styles of bow sights each have their strengths—and weaknesses.

See More Trending Articles

More Stories

Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner features reader photos and stories from successful Stories

Pamela's Story: A Memorable Fly Fishing Encounter

April 28, 2017

Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner features reader photos and stories from successful

Actions speak louder than words when sharing the passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Stories

Outdoors Perspective: The Power of Paying Forward

Keith Sutton - November 12, 2018

Actions speak louder than words when sharing the passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

An hour here, 30 minutes there, 10 casts after work; sometimes that's all it takes. Stories

Perspective: Satisfy Fishing Passion When You Can

Adam Heggenstaller - June 24, 2020

An hour here, 30 minutes there, 10 casts after work; sometimes that's all it takes.

Bow fisherman arrows fish of a lifetime on South Texas trip. Other Freshwater

240 Pounds! Massive Alligator Gar Taken on Father's Day

Lynn Burkhead - June 22, 2020

Bow fisherman arrows fish of a lifetime on South Texas trip.

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now