Christmas Party

It’s the big Christmas Party for Riverside Fishing Club Members. 

Christmas Party will be on December 13, 2018 @ 6:45 PM.  If you have a family membership please bring your family to the Christmas Party. If you have a single membership you can bring your wife or significant other (not both).  We are passing out a sign up sheet if you are attending the Christmas party.  Please let us know if you are bringing anyone to the Christmas Party.  This list will be passed around at our October and November meeting.  Please fill out if you will be attending so we can make sure we have enough food for all.  It is the same menu we had last year from Rose’s Catering. So far we have over 70 people sign up for our Famous Christmas Party.

If you have 8 or more in your group we will reserve a table for your group.  Please let me know by December 7 to guarantee your group a table.  Tony (Our Club President) or Sue Lee (Our Club Treasurer) will need a list of all names sitting at your table.

Elections of Officers will be held at our November 8th meeting.  Anyone who would like to run for office for 2019, please let us know.  Currently, we do not have Outside Activities Director.  Will you fill the vacancy?  You can run for any position, just put your name in the hat.  If you have any new ideas please let us know.

You do not have to be an elected officer to help your fishing club.  Please just come forward and let us know that you want to help. Help is always needed.****Fish Fish Award:  Deadline is November 30th.

Fishing Outdoors Show Calendar

Fishing & Outdoors Show Calendar

This calendar from Midwest Outdoors Magazine shows you fishing shows all over the midwest including: Illinois Fishing Shows, Wisconsin Fishing Shows, Michigan Fishing Shows and several other states such as Missouri, Indiana and Iowa. Of course, we highlight the fishing shows in the Chicago and Illinois region. Get out and see a fishing show it’s our hobby- support it and you might learn something.

Sept 2018 thru Dec 2018

September 8
Antique and Classic Outboard Motor & Boat Show, Ortonville Recreation Center, Ortonville, MI, (810) 797-4439,

September 13-16
Metra Boat Show, Lake St. Clair Metropark, MI, MBIA, Liz Szlaga, (734) 261-0123,, or

September 21-23
31st Annual Indianapolis Fall Boat and RV Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, Renfro Productions and Management, Inc., Kevin Renfro,,, or, (877) 892-1723

September 21-23
Lake of the Ozarks September Boat Show, Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill, Sunrise Beach, MO, LOMDA, (573) 480-2300,,,

September 22-23
Iowa Outdoor Expo For Kids & Families, Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Water Works Park. Lisa McIntyre, (515) 725-8200,,
September 29-30
Geneva Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show, The Abbey Resort, Fontana, WI, ACBS,, Matt Byrne, (630) 802-2698.


October 3-7
Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffer, (517) 349-8881,,

October 12-14
Fall Whitetail Classic Sport Show and Antler, Taxidermy and Gun Auction, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA, Circle M Auctions, Steve Morehead (563) 652-9780,


November 16-18
Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo, National Sports Center, Blaine, MN, Mike Brodzinski,,, (763) 286-2647.

November 30 – December 2
St. Paul Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul, MN, GS Events, Ryan Reinke, (612) 695-3219,,,


December 7-9
Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, MN, Shamrock Productions,, (952) 431-9630.
December 7-9
Fargo Ice Fishing Show, Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND,,

January 2019 thru April 2019

January 3-6
All Canada Show Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Sports Complex, Franklin, WI,,, Steve Cegielski (920) 362-0966 or Scot Pautz, (920) 621-7874.

January 4-6
St. Joseph Sport and Liberty RV Show, St. Joseph Civic Arena, St. Joseph, MO, R.J. Promotions, Eric Steinman, (800) 756-4788, x. 123,,

January 4-6
Let’s Go Fishing Show, Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL, Let’s Go Promotions, Jamie Lane 618-345-8998, ext. 123,,,, or

January 4-6
Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA, RJ Productions, Eric Steinman, (800) 756-4788,,, or

January 4-6
Knoxville RV Super, Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville, TN, GS Media & Events,, (800) 848-6247.

January 4-6
Columbus RV Super Show, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. GS Media & Events, Chris Hamilton, (847) 229-6731,, (800) 848-6247,

January 9-13
Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show, McCormick Place South Building, Chicago, IL, NMMA, Keith Ogulnick (312) 946-6242,,, or

January 10-12
ATA Trade Show **Trade Only**, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY, Becky Lux, (866) 266-2776,,

January 10-13
Ultimate Detroit Fishing Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, Showspan, John Loeks (616) 447-2860,

January 10-13
All-Canada Show – Chicago, Pheasant Run Mega Center, St. Charles, IL, Steve Cegielski, (920) 362-0966,,, or Scott Pautz,

January 10-13
49th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN, Cenaiko Productions, Barry Cenaiko, (763) 755-8111,

January 10-13
Nashville Boat & Sportshow, Music City Center, Nashville, TN, NMMA, Kim Muncy (502) 957-0471, Fax (866) 590-8907,

January 10-13
Kansas City Boat and Sportshow, H. Roe Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO, NMMA, Beca Doyle,, (314) 821-5400,

January 11-13
Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL, Porchlight Productions LLC, Dave Greer, (952) 471-1192,,

January 11-21
Ohio RV & Boat Show, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH,,, (614) 291-0803.

January 11-13
Springfield Boat, Sport & RV Show, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO, Sports Shows LLC, Mike Roades, (660) 723-1115,

January 17-20
Mid-America RV Show, Kansas City Convention Center, Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO, GS Media Events, Ryan Reinke, (612) 659-3219,,

January 17-20
Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, Show Span, John Loeks, (616) 447-2860,,

January 17-20
All Canada Show, Radisson/Oneida Casino, Green Bay, WI. Steve Cegielski,,,
(920) 362-0966 or Scott Pautz,, (920) 621-7874.

January 17-21
Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show, I-X Center, Cleveland, OH, LEMTA, Bryan Ralston, (440) 899-5009,,, or

January 18-20
Des Moines RV and Outdoor Show, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, R.J. Promotions, Brandon Deets, (816) 233-2845 or 800-756-4788,,

January 18-20
West Kentucky Boat and Outdoor show, CFSB Center, Murray, KY, Nancy Mieure, (270) 492-6477,,

January 18-20
Muskie Expo Chicago, Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL, Reuter Show Productions LLC, (608) 220-7392,,

January 18-20
Louisville Deer and Turkey Expo, Kentucky Exposition Center (State Fairgrounds), Louisville, KY, Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, (800) 324-3337,

January 18-20
Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show. UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA, Iowa Show Productions, Inc. John Bunge (319) 232-0218,

January 18-20
Pheasants Forever River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat & RV Expo, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA, River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat & RV Expo, Judy Ramaeker, (402) 677-7549,

January 18-20 and 23-27
Cincinnati Travel, RV and Boat Show, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH, Hart Productions, Vicki Hart (887) 704-8190,

January 18-20 and 23-27
Milwaukee Boat Show, Wisconsin Expo Center State Fair Park, Milwaukee, WI, ShowSpan, Inc., John Loeks (800) 328-6550,

January 22-25
SHOT Show, **Trade Only** Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, NV, NSSF, Dave Jeannette, (203) 426-1320, or (203) 270-2370,,

January 23-27
Louisville Boat, RV, & Sportshow, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY, NMMA, Kimberly Muncy, (502) 957-1666, Fax (502) 957-0471,

January 24-27
Minneapolis Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. NMMA, Darren Envall,, (612) 332-8330,

January 24-27
Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL, NMMA, Tod Alberto, (603) 516-2080, or, or,

January 24-27
Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH; GS Media & Events, Chris Hamilton, (847) 229-6731,, or

January 24-27
East Tennessee Fishing Show & Expo, Knoxville Expo and Grand Events Center, Knoxville, TN, Shelia Bunch, (865) 801-1832,,

January 25-27
Fort Wayne Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show, Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN, Coliseum Productions, Inc., Bob Rosen, (317) 714-6734,,

January 25-27
Monster Buck Classic, Century II, Wichita, KS, Tina Kirby,,, (620) 255-7661.

January 25-27
27th Annual Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show, Fargodome, Fargo, ND, Cenaiko Products, Barry Cenaiko, (763) 755-8111,, or

January 25-27
Lake Home and Cabin Show, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI, Porchlight Productions, Dave Greer,,, (952) 471-1192.

January 25-27
The Nashville RV Super Show, Music City Center, Nashville, TN, B.K. Productions, Keith Parker, (256) 509-3574,


February 2-10
Great American Outdoor Show, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA, National Riffle Association, (877) 672-7632,,

February 6-10
Detroit Camper and RV Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffer, (517) 349-8881,,

February 7-10
The Chattanooga Boat and Sport Show, Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN, B.K. Productions, Keith Parker,, or, (256) 509-3574.

February 7-10
LaCrosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV and Hunting Show, LaCrosse Convention Center, LaCrosse, WI, Shamrock Productions, (952) 431-9630,

February 7-10
Chicago RV and Camping Show, Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr., Rosemont, IL, RVE, Inc., Keith Mistrick, (847) 934-8300, (not a fishing show – but RV’s and Camping!)

February 7-10
St. Louis Boat & Sportshow, America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO, NMMA, Becca Doyle, Fax (314) 821-5400,,

February 7-10
Minneapolis/St. Paul RV, Vacation & Camping Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, GS Events, Ryan Reinke, (612) 695-3219,,,

February 8-10
31st Annual St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show, St. Cloud River’s Edge Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN. Cenaiko Productions, Barry Cenaiko, (763) 755-8111,,

February 8-10
All American Outdoor Expo, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio, Coliseum Productions, Rob Lynch, or (888) 452-5742,,

February 8-10
Cedar Rapids Sports Show, Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, Iowa Show Prod., John Bunge (319) 232-0218,
February 8-10
Central Wisconsin Deer and Hunting Expo, Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, Wausau, WI, CIA Marketing, (715) 757-2370,,


February 8-10
Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Expo, Indoor Sports Center, Loves Park, IL, Landro Prod., Laci Rotolo, (815) 997-1744,,

February 9-10
Tinley Park Fishing & Outdoor Show, Tinley Park High School, 6111 W. 175th Street (east of Ridgeland), Tinley Park, IL, Richard Komar, (708) 444-0921,,

February 13-17
Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show and Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, Duluth, MN, Shamrock Prod. (952) 431-9630,

February 13-17
Grand Rapids Boat Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, ShowSpan, Inc., John Loeks, (616) 447-2860,

February 13-14
St. Joseph Gun Show, St.Joseph Civic Arena, St. Joseph, MO, R.J. Promotions, Eric Steinman, (800) 756-4788 x 123,,

February 14-17
Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale, Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN, Lakeland Marine Retailers Association, Peggy Johnston,, (260) 482-7819,

February 14-17
Downtown Knoxville Boat Show, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN, Ryan Jones (865) 919-4180,,

February 14-17
QCCA Outdoor Show, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL, Quad City Conservation Alliance, Inc., Rob Junker (309) 788-5912,

February 15-17
Milwaukee Muskie Expo, Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center, West Bend, WI, Reuter Show Productions (608) 220-7392,,

February 15-17
33rd Allegheny Outdoor Sport and Travel Show, Monroeville Convention Center, Pittsburgh/Monroeville, PA, Expositions, Inc., Chris Fassnacht, (800) 600-0307, (216) 529-1300,,

February 15-17
The Chattanooga RV Super Show, Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN, GS Media Events, Chris Hamilton,, (800) 848-6247,

February 15-17
Lake Home and Cabin Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, Porchlight Productions, Dave Greer, (952) 471-1192,

February 15-17
Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, Wausau, WI, CIA Marketing, Inc., (715) 757-2370,,

February 15-24
Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., Kevin Renfro,, (877) 892-1723.

February 16-24
Detroit Boat Show, Cobo Convention/ Exhibition Center, Detroit, MI, MBIA, Liz Szlaga, (734) 261-0123, Fax (734) 261-0880,, or

February 21-24
Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Exposition, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, Kevin Renfro, Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., (877) 892-1723,

February 22-24
QCCA RV and Camping Show, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL, Quad City Conservation Alliance, Inc., Rob Junker, (309) 788-5912,

February 22-24
Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Center, Madison, WI, Madison Fishing Expo, Inc., (800) 975-3474, (262) 305-1907,,

February 22-24
Wisconsin State Hunting Expo, Shopko Hall, Green Bay, WI, Saje Events, Inc., (920) 676-1915,

February 22-24
Pheasants Forever National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL, Lacey Anderson, (651) 209-4933,,

February 22-24
Springfield Illinois Boat Show, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Richard Orr Building, Springfield, IL, JLS Marine, Inc., Jeff Smith, (217) 341-1730,,

February 28 – March 3
32nd Battle Creek Camper and RV Show, Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffer, (517) 349-8881,

February 28 – March 3
54th Annual Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, Fargo Dome, Fargo, ND, Cenaiko Products, Berry Cenaiko,,, (763) 755-8111.

February 28 – March 3
Cottage and Lakefront Living Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, Showspan Inc., John Loeks, (616) 447-2860,

February 28 – March 3
Outdoorama, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, Showspan Inc., John Loeks, (616) 447-2860,

MARCH 2019

March 1-3
Central Wisconsin Muskie Expo, Central Wisconsin Convention Center and Expo, Wausau, WI, Mike, (715) 403-0692,,

March 1-3
The New Sport Fishin’ Show, Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, WI, Saje Events, Inc.,, (920) 203-8692,

March 1-3
Iowa Deer Classic, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, Iowa Show Productions, Inc., John Bange, (319) 232-0218,,

March 6-10
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis, WI, Outdoor Sports Group, Rick Rosalina, (212) 564-8823,,

March 7-10
52nd Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show, Sioux Falls Arena & Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD, Cenaiko Productions, Barry Cenaiko,,, (763) 755-8111.

March 7-10
Port Huron Camper & RV Show, Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffner, (517) 349-8881,

March 8-10
Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo, The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI, Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, (800) 324-3337,

March 8-10
Central Wisconsin RV & Camping Show, Central WI Convention & Expo Center, Wausau, WI, CIA Marketing, Inc., (715) 757-2370,,

March 8-10
Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center, Loves Park, IL, Landro Productions, Laci Rotolo, (815) 997-1744,,

March 9
Fish & Hook Sport Show, Lockport VFW Post 5788, Lockport, IL, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clyde Sana, (708) 717-1215,

March 14-17
Novi Boating Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, MBIA, Bethany Sly,, (734) 261-0123, or

March 14-17
42nd Annual Flint Camper and RV Show, Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Flint, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffer, (517) 349-8881,

March 14-17
Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, Showspan Inc, John Loeks, (616) 447-2860, Fax (616) 530-2122,

March 15-17
Eastern Iowa Sports Show, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA, Iowa Show Productions, Inc., John Bunge, (319) 232-0218, Fax (319) 235-8932,,

March 15-17
Whitetail Classic Sports Show and Auction at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA, Circle M Auctions, Steve Morehead, (563) 652-9780,,

March 15-17
Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo, Bricker Building, Ohio Expo Center, State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH, Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, (800) 324-3337,

March 15-17
Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, Carl Haensel and Jade Thomason, (612) 562-9242,,,

March 15-17
Wisconsin Sports Show, Chippewa Valley Expo Center, Eau Claire, WI, Pinnacle Events by C & G Promotions, LLC, Lisa Gill,, (715) 579-7127,

March 21-24
Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, NMMA, Darren Envall, (612) 332-8330,,

March 21-24
Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show, Arlington Park Race Track, Arlington Park, IL, Outdoor Sports Group, Rich Rosalina, (212) 564-8823,,

March 22-24
27th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper and RV Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Traverse City, MI, MARVAC, William Sheffer, (517) 349-8881,

March 22-24
Cottage & Lakefront Living Show at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI. ShowSpan, Inc., John Loeks, (800) 328-6550,
March 29-31
Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, (800) 324-3337,

April 2019

April 5-7
Traverse City Boat Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Traverse City, MI, Blue Water Promotions, (231) 775-9900,,,

JVK John Von Kerens

Very long time member – designated with an honorary Lifetime Membership at Riverside Fishing Club passed away August 20. Along with being in on the original formation of the club, JVK’s infectious smile was present many times at extra events, kids’ fishing events, fundraiser efforts – the raffle table and events which promoted our Armed Services. JVK was very passionate about Riverside Fishing Club and will be sorely missed! The following is his full obituary.

Age 85 of Lockport, passed away at home August 20, 2018. John was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, he served in Korea 1953-1954. John was the English Department Chairman and High School English Teacher at Leyden High School, Morton East High School, Proviso East High School, and retiring from Hinsdale South High School.  After retiring he taught at Elmhurst College for several years.  John conducted writing workshops for high school students for many years.  He was a graduate of Streator Township High School, Streator IL, Western Illinois University, and University of Illinois.  He served on the board of Maercker-Holmes School Board for several years.  He was the co-founder of the Phoenix Writers Workshop and a dedicated member of the Riverside Fishing Club.  John was an avid fisherman for much of his life, ready to fish in any lake or river with family and friends.  He especially enjoyed the PPPPP annual fishing trip with his fishing buddies.  He loved sports and coached youth football and baseball teams for many years.  John was a teacher, writer, mentor, and friend to all.

He is survived by his loving wife Elsie, nee Gahm for 61 years; three children, David (Betsy) of Omaha, NE, John (Lety) of Downers Grove, IL, and Dyann (David) Schwanebeck of Lockport, IL; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Lauren) Von Kerens of Fort Worth, TX, William Von Kerens of Avon, CO; Kathryn (Ryan) Haselden of Boston, MA, Paxson Von Kerens of Indianapolis, IN, Anna-Victoria Von Kerens of Downers Grove, IL, David Schwanebeck of McHenry, IL, Derek Schwanebeck of McHenry, IL, and Daniel Schwanebeck of Frisco, CO.

Per John’s wishes, cremation rites were respectfully addressed.

A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 1105 E 9TH STREET, (159TH STREET), LOCKPORT. The family will be meeting at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421, Monday August 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. for the inurnment.

We’ve Donated

RFC Supports Fishing Has No Boundries

Riverside Fishing Club has made a contribution in our member’s names to the Fishing Has No Boundries . We also support events associated with this charity. If you want to contribute time or monetary donation – see a Riverside Fishing Club board member or member at large and they will put you in touch with an upcoming event organizer.

Members Catching

Riverside Fishing Club Members are catching all around the globe. Lake Michigan near Chicago and Temple Bay Lodge in Canada this month. Dan Gallagher with a nice Lake Michigan Salmon, Mel Baranski with a trophy Sheephead and a Temple Bay Smallmouth.

Share your fishing photos with the club and we’ll share them on the site… nice catches men!

RFC New Web Site

We’ve Launched!

Troll our brand new website – hook up with our next meeting. Try our new calendar subscription – click on the calendar at the side – and get meeting updates right to your computer and or phone!!

We have moved to a more improved web server. Thought it might be nice to host in the good ole U.S.A. instead of overseas.

Please visit our Facebook Page for Updates, Events and Information. Share our events and above all, drive your boat to our next meeting. Meet with a whole bunch of fishing people – most of them really, really cool.

RFC Facebook Page

Our doors open at 6:15 p.m. Guests can purchase a pass for a meal and the speaker for just $10 – no reservations required.





November Club Meeting

Riverside Fishing club is hosting a special event for new members at our November 8th meeting. We decided to have a meet & greet for new members joining the club IN 2018.  All new members in 2018 will get a complimentary drink and appetizer while they get a chance to meet the board members. A total of 10 new members joined in 2018
Meet Dan Carney and other board members in the bar at 6:15 PM.  Our club meeting will start at 6:45 PM.

Tod Todd a veteran ice fisher and Ice Team Pro that started as a young age by my dad and older brother Scott fishing the Fox Chain and southern Wisconsin waters.  Todd also has started his kids at the age of three teaching them to land big gills thru the ice. Ice fishing is not all he does if time allows he enjoys hunting and cooking.
Todd has fished the old Trap Attacks and fished the NAIFC with a 5thplace finish in 2008 at the National Championship in Rhinelander WI. 2013 top 10 finish Lake Okoboji IA Recycled Fish Tourney and Midwest Open top 20 finish. Some ice seasons he may hold up to 7 fishing licenses for different states plus Canada and start fishing the Thanksgiving Day till the last weekend in March fishing at the Genz Invitational in MN or till the ice goes out.
Most winter Todd spends over 60 days a season ice fishing and teaching other the great sport and have been spotlighted on Illinois Outdoors TV, Ice Team TV and many newspapers/magazines around the try state area.

****Bill Manders, member of ALH, will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Bill will then talk for a few minutes and will let us know how we can join the ALH, Son’s of the ALH and ALH Auxiliary. Bill will be able to answer any questions you may have.

****FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS will be collected at our Christmas Party, December 13, 2018.
Please remember to support St. Barbara’s Food Pantry.  Your donation is tax deductible. You can bring food items, cash or write a check to:  St Barbara Food Pantry.

****At our Christmas Party we will have the Early Bird Raffle. EARLY BIRD RAFFLE, 2 WINNERS:  If you want to get a chance for a free membership, you can pay your 2019 dues at the Christmas Party.  Dues are $60 for single or $85 for family.  You will then receive a ticket for the drawing. (1 ticket per membership, Single or Family) 
**** Please support our 50/50 and table raffle.  See Jim Smith and George Carbray

****We will be serving Uncle Bub’s Chili and Hot Dogs.

****Swap Meet will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you need a table to sell your items please see Buster. There will be no club meeting on April 11, 2019.Reserve your tables now.  Club members table is $15, Non-member is $20.  Admission is $3 or buy a $ 5 raffle ticket for Temple Bay Lodge drawing.

April 7th – Spring Fishing Seminar

April 7th Charity Fishing Seminar

Get a whole lot of fishing information on Saturday morning. Donations taken at the door. You will hear area guides and boat captains telling you where to fish and how to do it. The event is Saturday, April 7th and doors open at 8 a.m.

Hosted by the Joshua W. Harris Memorial – VFW Post 2868

Hear 3 dynamic speakers talk about fishing.

All proceeds go to raise money for Veteran medical programs.

8844 Ogden Ave Brookfield IL
Saturday April 7th – Doors Open at 8 a.m.

First Seminar Starts at 9 a.m.
$15 donation per person Includes: 3 seminars, food provided, cash bar available

You will hear fishing info from 3 speakers including:

Fishing Lake Michigan With Confidence

Captain Bob Bachler


Ever wanted to know more about fishing on Lake Michigan? Come hear Captain Bob as he covers topics on fishing Lake Michigan and how to rig your boat to effectively fish the big water with confidence. All the gear and productive spring techniques for the “big Lake” will be discussed in an information packed seminar.

Getting Started on The Chicago River

Captain Pat Harrison

If you are a river fisherman, or want to learn about how to be one, come check out Pat’s seminar. Pat spends a lot of time guiding on the river and its abundant fishery with one of the most picturesque backdrops. Topics include where to launch and what to use, amongst many others with special topics on the Chicago River.


Spring Crappie on Illinois’ Lakes

Guide “The Crappie Professor” Jim Kopjo

If fishing some of Illinois’ greatest lakes is your game, then Jim is your guy. Will cover spring tactics and techniques for locating and catching spring crappie. He will cover local waterways plus Shabbona Lake and Lake Evergreen. Learn how to be an even more productive fisherman in a fun filled seminar.


APRIL 28th – Fishing Tackle SWAP Meet Sale

Join us for our 9th Annual Fishing Tackle Swap Meet Tackle Sale.

Fishing, Hunting, Boating and Camping gear only.  Find treasures, fill your tackle box for Spring fishing and save a lot of money on some fantastic deals at our fishing tackle swap meet. The 9th Annual Riverside Fishing Club Swap Meet Tackle Sale ( NO sales of Firearms or Ammunition allowed ). Visit our Sale on Saturday, April, 28th from 8 a.m. – 12 noon.  No early entry. Come early and bring some cash, a friend and get reels, lures, jigs, rods even a boat motor or two. Save the date (click on our calendar at right to save the date to your calendar and get directions). Admission is just $2 – the best value in the area for fishing tackle swap meets.



Fishing Tackle Swap Meet - Chicago Area

*All sales are final and RFC is not responsible for any items sold. *Fishing, Hunting, Boating and Camping related equipment only

Want to Sell? Reserve Your Table for the SWAP MEET?

Do you have any slightly used Fishing, Hunting, Boating or Camping equipment that you would like to get rid of ? Then this is the perfect place for you to make a little CASH and allow someone to pick up something that is new to them. Tables are $15.00 for non-members – $10.00 for members (Limited Tables Available) For more information or to reserve a table please contact Buster: or call: 708-921-2239 Clean out your, Closets, Sheds, Basements and Garages.

Chicago Area Fishing Tackle Swap Meet – April 28



March Fishing Club Meeting

BASS – Robert Bobich – Tournament Angler/Guide

Our Speaker is Robert Bobich – a Coach for the Plainfield South Bass Fishing Team which has qualified 4 teams in the last 12 months for 2 State Championships and Won the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation 2017 State Championship. Robert has 29 years of Tournament Bass Fishing experience. Robert made the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation State Team in 2008 and Qualified for the B.A.S.S. Federation Regional Tournament. Robert fished B.A.S.S. Opens, FLW Series, Everstart and BFL as well as Red Man Circuits.

Join us – grab a guest ticket at the door. Doors open at  6:15 and the meeting starts at 6:45 p.m.. No reservations required unless you are a larger group (8 or more).