Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Ill. hosts 1st high school bass fishing tournament

Carlyle, Ill. (AP) – About 50 high schools have sent teams to
Carlyle Lake to compete in the state’s first Illinois High School
Association bass fishing tournament.

Marc Miller is the director of the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources. He said Saturday that the tournament will “build
the next generation of anglers in Illinois.” Miller congratulated
all of the participants.

Fishermen from West Frankfort High School won the competition,
catching more than 16 pounds of bass over the two days of the
tournament.

Carlyle Lake is in Clinton County, about 50 miles east of St.
Louis.

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