The South dominates high school fishing finals
Southern Illinois high schools ruled the bass fishing finals in 2012. The Highland Bulldogs' No. 1 team of Joe Bardill and Jared Mettler landed five bass totaling 13 pounds, 9 ounces to win the fourth annual Illinois High School Association state bass fishing tournament held Saturday at Carlyle Lake. Highland No. 1's two-day total of 27 pounds, 13 ounces bested second-place Elverado's 26 pounds, 15 ounces.
Waterloo finished tied for third with Meridia
Fifty-six boats from high schools around the state competed in the two-day event. As was the case with the first three state final events, weather was less than perfect.
For more details on the iSHA fishing finals, read the May 18 issue of Illinois Outdoor News