About the League
About the League
The Shabbona Lake Young Angler's Fishing League is a free and open-to-the-public league for children and teens ages 3-17 that meets for six weeks over the months of July and August, and allows children and teens to learn how to fish while participating in a friendly fishing competition.
*Our Mission: The mission of the Shabbona Lake Young Angler's Fishing League is to provide a fun and educational environment for children and teens to learn how to fish, and participate in a friendly fishing competition with their friends, families, and peers.
The league is sponsored by the Shabbona Lake Sportsman's Club and Pokanoka's Café.
*Note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a consenting adult at all times.
About the Staff
Deanna Frances (Director): Deanna is returning as a director of the league for the 5th year. Deanna is a Music Education and Vocal Performance student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. She participated in the league as a child and is happy to give back to the community and serve as a director for the league. Deanna enjoys being a part of the league because it allows her to work with local youth in her hometown. She is also an assistant for the Clinton Township Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program. You can contact Deanna by phone at (815) 517-8048, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Tausch (Director): Tim is returning as a director for the league for the 5th year. Tim is a Computer Networking student at DeVry University, and serves as the President of Tausch Technologies, Inc. Tim moved to the Shabbona area when he was in elementary school, and began working summers at Shabbona Lake in high school. Tim enjoys being a part of the league because it allows him to use his leadership skills and knowledge of fishing and the outdoors together in one place. Tim is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, and also serves as an Assistant Scout Master of BSA Troop #139 in Waterman, IL. You can contact Tim by phone at (815) 501-8439.