It’s largemouth bass versus high school’s top fishers in the annual IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament on May 20-21, 2016. If you enjoy sport fishing, this is a great weekend to head out to Carlyle Lake, the site of the tourney and the largest man-made lake in the state.
More than 260 schools will be divided into 22 sectionals for the two-day fishing competition, hosted by the City of Carlyle. Here’s a brief outline of the schedule.
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. , safety checks for boats, followed by pre-fishing.
5:30 p.m., safety meeting for coaches and participants
Friday and Saturday
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m., check-in
7:00 a.m., release of boats
3:00 p.m., Flight 1 boats return
3:15 p.m., Flight 2 boats return
3:30 p.m., Flight 3 boats return
Awards will be held on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Carlyle Lake website or call 618-594-2484.
Carlyle Lake is a popular destination not only for fishing but for its wonderful beaches and boating too. Bring your family this summer and have some fun!
Logo courtesy of the City of Carlyle, IL.