Buffalo Grove lands state bass fishing title

Tyler Lubbat (left) and Dominic Domian of state champion Buffalo Grove show off some nice largemouths.

Buffalo Grove’s Tyler Lubbat and Dominic Domian pulled 13 pounds and 7 ounces of bass out of Carlyle Lake this week to win the Illinois High School Association’s state bass fishing tournament.

The finals, held Wednesday and Thursday, were originally scheduled for May 19-20, but high waters at Carlyle Lake forced the event to be pushed back.

Mahomet-Seymour came in second with 10 pounds, 12 ounces and West Frankfort, which captured the first IHSA state championship back in 2009, took third place at 10 pounds, 5 ounces.

Actually, West Frankfort tied with Farmington, which also was at 10 pounds, 5 ounces. However, West Frankfort owned the tiebreaker – catching the biggest fish from day one. West Frankfort lost a half-pound of weight for bringing a dead fish to the scales on Day 1. That extra eight ounces would have put the team one ounce ahead of Mahomet-Seymour.

Wednesday’s “Big Bass” was a 4 pound, 1 ounce fish caught by Brok Isaac of Mahomet Seymour. Thursday’s Big Bass, a fish weighing 3 pounds, 8 ounces, was caught by Tanner Nelson of Batavia.

For more details on the high school bass fishing finals, see the June 30 issue of Illinois Outdoor News.

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