I helped out at the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional at Tampier Lake on Friday.
It as great to see all of the young anglers fishing their hearts out to get a place in the Championship at Carlyle Lake Mary 8 and 9,
Who would think that bass fishing would be an activity in High School? I've heard that some kids had changed their minds about dropping out just so they can get on the team. Fishing is good, and we need to get the kids outdoors. This works.
At Tampier, Top Teams were Hinsdale Central, Westmont, Lemont and Stagg. Out of 18 teams that fished, these were the top four. Top 3 teams will go to the finals. Should one not attend, Stagg can move up and compete at Carlyle. Big fish was caught by by the Westmont team. It was a 4 pound largemouth. The biggest fish of the day didn't count. A 10 pound, 30 inch walleye was brought to the boat by Stagg HS.
As of Saturday morning the results for all the schools are not yet on the web at www.IHSA.org. I'll let you know when they are. But in the mean time, here are some photos from the sectional at Tampier.