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IHSA bass fishing: Day 1, big fish & storms

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CARLYLE, Ill.--A lot of big fish were the highlight of Illinois' third state championship for high school bass fishing Friday on Carlyle Lake.

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Taylor Wieser of Highland caught the state-tournament record of 6 pounds, 8 ounces. But there were plenty of 5-pound-plus bass, four or five if I was keeping track right.

But the main story was the storm that shut the tournament down at 12:30, then the continuing lightning that delayed the weighin more than an hour until after 4 p.m.

And now tornadic storms delays the start this morning.

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Both Zion-Benton (above), in second, and Marist, tied for seventh on the strength of Jim O'Neil's 5-11 bass, are within legit reach of the championship.

If it goes at some time today.

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