Chicago Sun-Times
Stray Casts will intelligently report and observe, hopefully with a touch of wit, on daily occurrences, reports and releases related to Chicago-area outdoors from bucks to bass to birds to bugs

Fishing for a Cure: Braidwood Lake

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

While on Braidwood Lake reopening to fishing on Monday, might as well post info on the Fishing for a Cure event in May.


The father and son duo of Ron and Andrew Lindstrom have done about as well as anybody out there. The Monee pair cashed the last three events, and won last year with the above fish as their anchor.

I have fished about two thirds of the events with either Jim Giglio or Jeff Humenik. Jim's not fishing it this year because he will be watching his son play baseball. Haven't decided whether i will or not.

Here are the details:

Exelon Nuclear 2010 Fishing for a Cure to Benefit Deployed American Troops

Anglers can compete for $10,000 in prize money

BRACEVILLE, Ill. (February 12, 2010) - For the ninth consecutive year, Braidwood Generating Station will host Exelon Nuclear's "Fishing for a Cure." Anglers are invited to cast a line for charity in the team bass tournament on Saturday, May 22 at Braidwood Lake in Braceville, Ill.

The station is putting up $10,000 in cash prizes for competing fishermen. The first place team will reel in an impressive $4,000, with second and third place netting $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. The fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers will win $500 and teams finishing seventh through tenth will win $250.

This year's tournament proceeds will benefit Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. The Wilmington, Ill. based not-for-profit organization strives to promote patriotism and community activism in programs aimed at uplifting the morale of deployed service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. They do so through a variety of programs including their "Box of Home" and "Buddy Box" care package mailings. The organization also coordinates welcomes and send offs and phone home programs for American Troops.

"It's great that our charity tournament will benefit the men and women who serve in the armed forces," said Braidwood Site Vice President Amir Shahkarami. "We are looking forward to a day filled with fun, camaraderie and competitive fishing."

The tournament will commence from Braidwood Lake's Kankakee Road (South) Ramp. The entry fee is $100 per team with all proceeds, including 100 percent of all tournament entry fees, going to Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc.

"We are humbled and very appreciative to be the Beneficiary of Exelon's 2010 Fishing for a Cure tournament," said Debbie Trippiedi, Executive Director and Founder of Operation MOMS Cookies. "It is an honor to be a part of the wonderful history of Exelon and its dedicated employees whom with pride and commitment make our communities a better place for so many. We extend our heartfelt thanks for helping MOMS to fulfill our mission for and in support of our military men and women."

Rules and entry forms are available on the Internet at

Also on May 22, a children's tournament will again be held at the Godley Park District pond from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $5 per child.

To receive an entry form by mail or for more information, contact Braidwood Generating Station Communications Manager Neal Miller via e-mail at or by telephone at (815) 417-3184.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL:

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Dale Bowman published on February 24, 2010 5:06 AM.

Midwest Fishing Report: Braidwood opener/Navy Pier perch was the previous entry in this blog.

Chicago outdoors: Showtime, Week 8 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.