HSHS Fishing 2017 Summer Trip to Wildcat Lodge

Hinsdale South High School in Darien held their second fishing trip at Wildcat Lodge earlier this month.  A group of 30 high school fishing team members and chaperones enjoyed fishing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on Big Kitten, Little Kitten and Wildcat Lakes.

Fishing Team Coach Jim Bondi, a teacher at HSHS, said that the Wildcat chain of lakes was perfect for this kind of trip.  The three lake chain encompasses a little over 400 acres of water to fish.  It’s easy to manage and keep tabs on all the kids on the water.  Species that could be caught include largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, assorted panfish and of course muskie.  Being in the Boulder Junction area, the Muskie Capital of the World, the Wildcat chain of lakes are all Class A muskie waters.

The Wildcat Lodge is a perfect setting too.  Besides the lodging, the lodge has a dining room for their use, grills for their barbequing, and ample space for them to make up their lunch bags (allowing the kids to stay on the water).  Wildcat has a nice sand beach on their property and sometimes, the kids took advantage of that to swim or get some rays.

This year I was unable to attend this event and help out, but did do just that on their last visit.  It’s heart warming to see these teenagers have so much fun, catch so many fish, and enjoy themselves and the outdoors.

Coach Bondi did a great job organizing this trip and bringing a special outing like this to high school students who may never have such an opportunity.   Good job Coach.

Coach Bondi put together a short video that I’ll share here.   Enjoy viewing it and share it with your fishing friends.

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