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54th Annual Chain O' Lakes fishing derby

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  • Devan Marcomb, 5, holds up a crappie he caught with his uncle Bob Kiesgen, both from Antioch, Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.

       Devan Marcomb, 5, holds up a crappie he caught with his uncle Bob Kiesgen, both from Antioch, Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Tom Kiesgen, Dan Collins, Jim Boring, all from Antioch, and Kacey Siwula, of Paddock Lake, Wis., keep warm in their shack while ice fishing Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.

       From left, Tom Kiesgen, Dan Collins, Jim Boring, all from Antioch, and Kacey Siwula, of Paddock Lake, Wis., keep warm in their shack while ice fishing Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Laurie Hansen, Mike Holstrom and Marty Dschida, all from Antioch, grill some venison while ice fishing Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.

       From left, Laurie Hansen, Mike Holstrom and Marty Dschida, all from Antioch, grill some venison while ice fishing Saturday at the 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby at the Thirsty Turtle in Antioch.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

The 54th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival, which began Saturday at the Thirsty Turtle Beach Bar and Grill on Channel Lake near Antioch, continues Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Northern Illinois Conservation Club-sponsored event featured good old-fashioned winter fun, including ice fishing, games for children and adults, food and raffles.

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Hourly fishing prizes for the biggest and smallest fish were awarded to the anglers. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. The Thirsty Turtle is located at 42273 N. Woodbine Ave.

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