Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Three IHSA Fishing Tournaments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Three IHSA Fishing Tournaments
When:
May 2, 2019 @ 6:00 am – 3:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
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Where:
Carlyle Lake
Carlyle
Ill

Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Three IHSA Fishing Tournaments

Students to compete at Busse Reservoir, Skokie Lagoons

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting three Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Sectional tournaments on Thursday, May 2, where students will be fishing for a chance to compete at the State tournament May 18-19 at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, Ill.

Two tournaments will be hosted at Busse Reservoir (Main and South pools) and one tournament will take place at Skokie Lagoons. Eleven local high schools with approximately 22 boats are participating at the Busse Reservoir Main Pool event; twelve local high schools, with approximately 24 boats will be participating at Busse Reservoir South Pool event; and 14 high schools with approximately 28 boats will be fishing at the Skokie Lagoons event. All events begin at approximately 8 am.

The boat ramps and parking areas adjacent to the boat ramps will be closed to public not affiliated with participating schools during the tournaments. Final weigh-ins begin at approximately 3 pm, weather dependent. The rain date for the events will be Monday, May 6, weather permitting.

Young fisherman catches a decent size Perch at Candlewick Lake in Northern Illinois

Young fisherman catches a decent size Perch at Candlewick Lake in Northern Illinois

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