The Bent Rods Bass Club Fundraiser

We would like to thank our member, Victor Mejias, and his fishing club The Bent Rods Bass Club for the upcoming fundraising tournament. Bent Rods Bass Club strongly believes in giving back and in the Karma of helping others, so each year they pick a new Charity to support. For 2015 they have picked the APF.  For fundraising event they will be hosting the Bent "mini" Rods Challenge and raffling off a custom built bait casting rod & reel.

Location:  Deep Lake, Lake Villa, IL.  Jack & Lydia's Resort.

When: Sunday, July 26th Sunrise to Noon

Entry Fees: $20 per angler (all entry fees go to APF)

If you want to help us give back and buy a raffle ticket for the custom rod, contact the treasurer:

Bent Rods Bass Club Tournaments are for guys or gals that love bass fishing and want to have fun in laid back, low pressure tournaments. 

Mark "MelvisBass" Linman and Victor "Buster" Mejias started Bent Rods in 2011 after a post on a local fishing forum.  After a few emails back and forth about starting a small boat Bass Club, they had a meeting at the Fox Valley Hooters and Bent Rods Bass Club was born.

Please call us if you have any questions or ideas about your own fundraiser event: 713.266.9617.


Bent Rods Bass Club is proud to host the:  Bent “mini” Rods Challenge as our Charity Tournament for 2015 with all proceeds going to  the American Porphyria Foundation.

Location:  Deep Lake, Lake Villa, IL.  Jack & Lydia’s Resort.

When: Sunday, July 26th Sunrise to Noon

Entry Fees: $20 per angler (all entry fees go to APF)

Each angler must turn in at least one kiddie pole at the end of the tournament that we will be donating to help get kids fishing.

Deep Lake is private and you must rent a boat from Jack & Lydia’s Resort.  The cost is $20 a day, you can bring a trolling motor or outboard (10hp max) to use on their boats.

We will have a sign-up page soon.

Bent “mini” Rods Challenge Rules:

Rod & Reel
You can have as many as you want but they must meet the requirements below:
3 foot or less in length
You can lube reel & change line, no other modifications allowed
Must be a character pole (ie: Barbie, Spiderman, Disney, etc)

Must have a current Illinois Fishing License

Bump Board, all fish must be photographed on bump board with token

Digital Camera, need camera or phone to take photos

All bass must be released immediately after photos

No live bait and no trolling

Must turn in one kiddie pole at end of Challenge

Sponsors needed!  Since all entry fees are donated to Charity we need sponsors to donate the prizes, if you would like to help us with this event please email

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