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Fish of the Week: Double from IHSA bass fishing on Carlyle

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The IHSA bass fishing tournament gives us two FOTW from Carlyle Lake, caught Chicago area high schoolers during prefishing.

The YouTube video is of Zach Eldredge of Streamwood landing a 50-pound flathead.

then there was Nichole Mara of Hinsdale Central, who caught this big bass during practice and nearly matched it a day later on opening day of the tournament.


Email nominations for FOTW, the weekly celebration of big fish stories around Chicago fishing in the Sun-Times outdoors page on Wednesdays, to

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