Ice fishing/winter festival, outdoors show & decoy show

The NICC Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Festival, the Midwest Musky Club Fishing & Outdoor Show and the Henry Decoy Show headline Go & Show this week.

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A file photo of Henry Decoy Show when it was at the Henry-Senachwine High School; this year it will be at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe. Credit: Dale Bowman

A file photo of Henry Decoy Show when it was at the Henry-Senachwine High School; this year it will be at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

Dale Bowman

The updated master list of outdoors shows, classes and swap meets can be found here with multiple updates since the Go & Show last week. Here’s a rundown of a few notable events this week:

  • The 63rd NICC Ice Fishing Derby and Winter Festival is on the Chain O’Lakes, headquartered on Thirsty Turtle Marina on Channel Lake in Antioch on Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. It’s the is the longest continuously run winter event in Illinois.
  • The Midwest Musky Club Fishing & Outdoor Show is Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Village Sportsman’s Club in Alsip. It’s $5. If I have wheels, which depends on the last kid and my wife, I want to poke my head in.
  • The Henry Decoy Show is Sunday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe for the first time. My plan is to be there. This stuff fascinates me.

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