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IHSA bass fishing: Top 10 around Chicago fishing

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This has become one of my favorite days, the chance to put together a top-10 list of Chicago-area high schools headed to the state championship for bass fishing at Carlyle Lake.


As a former long-time writer of prep sports and a long-time outdoors columnist, this combines dual interests.

Considering this is the fifth year for Illinois' ground-breaking state championship for high school bass fishing, I adjusted how I ranked the top 10. In the early years, I basically lined up the eight or nine sectional winners from the Chicago area and added a wild card or two.

But now we are far enough in that some schools consistently making state and should be recognized.


IHSA bass fishing

Chicago-area rankings
State championship is Friday and Saturday at Carlyle Lake

1. Hinsdale Central
fourth straight state, John Flaherty third state
2. Grant
fourth straight state
3. Wheaton-Warrenville South
fourth state
4. Brother Rice
third state, second straight
5. Naperville North
third state, second straight
6. Providence Catholic
Braidwood champs, only sectional limit, second straight state
7. Barrington
second straight state
8. Lemont
Braidwood/Des Plaines champs, second state
9. New Trier
Skokie Lagoons champs, second state
10. Grayslake North
Busse South/Chain champs, Ryan Kirkpatrick

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