Dick Schick's Annual Fishing Derby

Dick Schick’s 30TH Annual Lake Zurich Fishing Derby AGES: 16 YEARS AND UNDER

Welcome to the 30th Annual Dick Schick Fishing Derby. This fishing derby is in celebration and honor of, Lake Zurich resident and former community teacher, Dick Schick who ran this free community event for 24 years. 

All participants must register before starting to fish (registration is free and is located under Shelter A). Fishing shall not begin before 9am to be eligible for prizes, fish must be registered by 11:29am Participants may fish from the shore of Paulus Park, or from boats or other shoreline areas. 

There are five categories of fish: 

  • Bass 
  • Northern 
  • Panfish (crappie, blue gill, and perch) 

Fish sizes will be determined by length. In the event of a tie, the weight will be used to determine the winner. 

Remember CPR: Catch, Picture, & Release! We encourage you to practice catch and release. Fish returned to the lake in good condition will receive the following bonus lengths: 

  • Panfish = +1/2 inch 
  • Bass, Northern, Muskie, Walleye = +1/2 inch

 Please bring your fishing pole and bait. 

2022 Fishing Derby Flyer

Paulus Park Shelter A (near playground) 

When:Sun 6/19/22 9am-12pm
Cost:This is a free event