3700 Greenleaf Street
Skokie, Illinois 60076

2011 Salmon Classic is currently not on the schedule.

The Chicago Yachting Association (CYA) is excited to again host Chicago’s only  major Salmon Fishing Tournament, “The Chicago Salmon Classic.”  The Chicago Salmon Classic is a big dollar tournament with a 1st place prize of $4,000 based on 30 registered boats.  There will also be an optional “Big Fish” contest with a $300 1st place prize (assuming 30 participants).   Approximately $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded overall.  Each boat/participant will pay a $300 entry fee for the Tournament and a $25 entry fee for the big fish contest.

This event will be held September 11, 2010 from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. at Chicago’s three northern harbors: Diversey, Belmont and Montrose.  The Chicago Corinthian Yacht Cub in Montrose Harbor and the Diversey Yacht Club in Diversey Harbor have graciously offered the use of their facilities during this event.  In addition, Westrec Marinas and the Chicago Park District have offered free dockage in one of the participating harbors on Friday night for participants.  Participants who would like to have dinner at the Diversey Yacht Club on Friday night are asked to make dinner reservations with the club.

Additionally, the tournament is being sponsored by Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.  Information can be obtained about Horseshoe Casino in Hammond by visiting there website.

For further information please see the packets above or by e-mailing Randy Schmidt at, 312-718-1995.

Please Note: As guests of the Columbia Yacht Club, we ask all participants to respect the Yacht Clubs rules. In particular, drinking of personal alcoholic beverages on the club ship is prohibited. We also expect all participants to exhibit proper yachtsman-like behavior at all times. Thank you for your cooperation

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Fishing Event for 2008 was Cancelled due to bad weather - No Contest Results for 2008
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