Today's Hours:
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Youth Fishing Derby

Join us for our Forge Youth Fishing Derby

Date TBD

Cast a line and warm up with our fires. Our Forge Winter Youth Fishing & Fire Derby is the perfect time for young anglers to practice their casts and hang out with new friends around the fire pits.

The Heritage Quarries Recreation Area offers some of the best fishing in the Chicagoland area! With seven different quarry lakes, anglers can catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Warmouth, Black Crappie, Yellow Bullhead, Gizzard Shad, and Carp!

Lemont Quarries, 1001 Main Street Lemont, IL, 60439


Ages 5 - 8:
Ages 9 - 16:

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Fishing LicenseĀ 

All fishers 16 years and older will need a valid Illinois Fishing License in order to participate. Click here to purchase a license online.

Event Overview

Check-In: 7:30am, Lower Quarry Shelf
Awards Presentation: 11:15am, Lower Quarry Shelf
Equipment: Must bring own fishing equipment (2 poles maximum) and bait
Ages 5 - 8: $5 per Registered Participant (Award: Medal of Participation​)
Ages 9 - 16: $10 per Registered Participant (Award: $50 cash prize for Most Fish Caught​)
• Tie-breaker: Longest Fish Caught, measured by a Forge Staff Member
• Participants aged 16 years old will require a current fishing license


Adults accompanying a child fishing do not need a fishing license if they do not participate in fishing at all. Adults may help bait the hook and help children cast & reel in, but cannot actively fish for them.


Participants ages 16 and up can purchase a license online here.


Fishing is restricted to Lower Quarry Shelf and West Banks only. No fishing will be allowed along the North Edge due to risk of entanglement with ziplines.

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