IHSA considering new dates for state bass fishing tournament
Prairie State Outdoors
The Illinois High School Association has not yet settled on a new date for the 2011 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals, but an announcement is expected by June 3.
From IHSA Associate Executive Director and Bass Fishing Administrator Kurt Gibson:
“The IHSA is continuing to monitor water levels at Carlyle Lake and discussing the situation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Carlyle as well as city of Carlyle officials in attempts to find a date for rescheduling the event. At this point, it is still too early to know with certainty at what point the lake will recede enough to allow for a safe competition. However, the weekends of June 17-18 and June 24-25 are currently being targeted as potential state final dates.
Recognizing that these weekends are in the summer and may not allow for some competing boats to participate, we are reaching out to the qualifying schools in an attempt to find out if either weekend would be more optimal in maximizing the number of competitors able to attend.
We anticipate that we will announce the new state final date on or before June 3.”