Annual Fish Tournament

Join us for our 11th Annual Camp Big Sky Fishing Tournament!

11th Annual Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 20, 2020 
Goose Ranch 8:00am-12:30pm

  • 7:30-8:30 tournament kicks off.
  • 10:30-11:30 parade of boats and weigh-In. 

For questions
, contact Amanda Atchley          309-258-6002

Interested Participants Contact: Doris Hayes –  309-689-3662
Interested Boaters Contact: Todd Lawson –  309-253-8152


Tournament Flyer
Tournament Sponsorship Form
Tournament Raffle 

The Camp Big Sky Tournament pairs campers with disabilities with experienced tournament fishermen in a Bass Masters style competition that provides a memorable experience for all and raises a significant portion of our annual operating budget.

Selected campers get an opportunity to fish with a professional and be recognized in our Parade of Boats and Weigh-In Ceremony. Every participant receives a t-shirt and trophy while helping us raise funds to operate the camp at no cost to our guests.

Potential participants must be able to use a spin casting rod and reel (training & equipment provided), be able to fish for three hours in a boat, attend one of the two on water trainings, love to fish and participate for the full day. The tournament fishermen volunteer their time, expertise, and boats for the day, so it is important that participants commit and participate for the whole day.

Several free family-friendly activities such as bank fishing, face painting, lawn games, kite flying, arts & crafts, and pontoon boat rides will be available to everyone who attends. The fishing tournament kicks off at 8am and the parade of boats and weigh-in ceremony begins at 11:30am. Reasonably priced lunches are available on site.

We will be selling raffle tickets with at least 20 prize packages available, each worth a minimum of $200! While the actual tournament is restricted to confirmed participants we encourage you to join us at our largest fundraising event of the year. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Camp Big Sky, allowing us to continue providing accessible outdoor recreational opportunities to children and adults with disabilities and their family, friends, and caregivers all at no cost for day activities.

Giant Goose Ranch in Canton, Illinois is located just 4 miles west of Canton, just south of Route 9 on Goose Ranch Road. Hope to see you there! Contact Todd Lawson at or Doris Hayes at 

Event Sponsors


Busey Bank

Giant Goose Ranch

Michael & Carla Johns

Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino


Guidi Family 

Royal Publishing

Uftring Auto Group

Web Tech Services 


Buell’s Marine


Fellowship of Christian Anglers

IT 360

Dan & Susan Johns

Komatsu ECSA

Pottstown Meat & Deli

Wayne & Jane Miller




Canton Elks Lodge

Courtyard Estates of Canton

Enercon Engineering

Peoria Tire & Vulcanizing

Renaissance Care Center


The Wyman Group