IHSA bass fishing: Top 10 in Chicago area

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My favorite dawn (in 2010) before opening day of the IHSA state championship for bass fishing on Carlyle Lake.
Dale Bowman/Sun-Times

About to leave for Carlyle Lake and remembered I had not posted the top-10 rankings for Chicago area schools before the 2016 state championship for bass fishing.

As a former prep writer, I love the whole idea of doing a top-10 for high school bass fishing.

2016 IHSA bass-fishing rankings

Ranking Chicago-area qualifiers before state tournament Friday and Saturday on Carlyle Lake

1. Minooka: Heidecke champ, seventh state trip

2. Zion-Benton: seventh state

3. Grant: seventh state

4. St. Charles North: advanced both boats, fifth state

5. Fenwick: Skokie Lagoons champ, fourth state

6. Huntley: Chain South champ

7. Lyons: Busse South champ

8. Bartlett: Busse Main champs

9. Reed-Custer: Braidwood champ

10 (t). Stevenson: Chain North champ; Andrew: Des Plaines River champ


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