It's ON! January 25th, 2014 with registration beginning at 05:00

The Ice Conditions are Great 12"+

Prepare for some Wind & Cold...What the heck - It's ICE Fishing!

LVVA will be hosting it's 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Bang's Lake in Wauconda, IL. We are proud to say that the LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, supporting wounded veterans, has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing derbies in Northeast Illinois. We have a great time in support of a great cause, our Veterans. Thanks to our generous sponsors there are plenty of raffle prizes, door prizes, prizes for big fish of various species. So, come on out and join us for a great morning of fishing, fun, and witness our special events. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!!!

  • Smitty's Bait & tackle will be on site at 5am to accomodate ALL of your bait needs.You Da Man
  • Coffee, hot chocolate, and muffins will be available in registration tent.
  • Huge parking lot available next to lake and ATV's are welcome.
  • Event staff will assist in getting you and your gear out to your favorite spot
  • Registration tent will be open at 5a.m. but no lines in the water till 7a.m.


Click Here to Download 2014 Waiver form prior to event.


Special Events

Blue PrideOperation Blue Pride will be performing an under-the-ice dive.

Flyover PlaneA Special Fly-Over from the North American T-6 Texan! The Texan first took flight April 1, 1935. With a wingspan of 42' and a top speed of 208mph, it was the perfrect plane for training military pilots.
All Proceeds for this event will be used to supports our causes

wfThe Wounded Heroes Foundation (WHF) assists the severely injured men & women of our Armed Forces serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. These traumatic injuries that include vision and hearing loss, amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blasts will retire these brave warriors from the very military service that now defines them. We demonstrate love & support by helping to meet their needs and the needs of their families.  Click Here to Visit Website.

rrThe mission of Veterans R&R is to perform charitable services, provide educational programs and research for alternative treatments, to enhance productivity and quality of life, and to disseminate timely and useful information to United States Military Veterans afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Combat Related Stress, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.  Click Here to Visit Our Facebook Page


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