IHSA bass fishing: Chicago Top 10

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Here’s my top 10 ranking for Chicago area schools advancing to Illinois’ second state championship for bass fishing.


Thanks to Bill Peak for the wonderful photo near dawn at the Wolf Lake sectional on April 23.

High School Bass Fishing

Chicago-area Top 10

By Dale Bowman

1 St. Charles North

Shabbona champs, 2nd state trip

2 Wheaton-Warrenville South

Busse’s best, 2nd state trip

3 Bradley-Bourbonnais

LaSalle champs, 2nd state trip

4 Minooka

Double qualifiers at Heidecke

5 Fenwick

Skokie champs, big sectional bag

6 Hinsdale Central

Tampier tested tough

7 Streamwood

Chain 1 champs

8 Lakes

Chain 2 champs

9 De La Salle

Wolf Lake champs

10 Sandburg

Craig/Gurtowski: Senior tough

Click here for details around the state tournament at Carlyle Lake Friday and Saturday. Afterall, 23 of the 57 qualifiers come from Chicago-area schools.

Despite the four-hour-plus drive, I expect another strong crowd from around Chicago outdoors.

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