What’s a little delay when it comes to fishing?
After being postponed for a week due to dangerous Kankakee River conditions following several days of heavy rainfall, the 38th Kankakee River Fishing Derby is underway.
Lines could be dropped at 12:01 a.m. Friday and the event runs through 6 p.m. July 18.
Coordinated by the Northern Illinois Anglers Association, derby officials anticipate hundreds of participants. The registration fee is $20 per family or individual.
Ken Munjoy, NIAA president, said of the approximate 400 who have already registered, many are expected to have at least a few family members fishing throughout the derby.
To find a registration form, visit: bit.ly/3wkHplz.
Participants must also have a valid fishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased at most bait and tackle shop, as well as sporting goods stores. Licenses can also be purchased online at www2.illinois.gov/dnr.