Minooka fishing team back to state again
MINOOKA — When it comes to bass fishing, most people look at it as a leisure activity enjoyed bright and early on the weekends. Don’t tell that to the Minooka Anglers Club, however, as this weekend they will be sending down another team to compete in the IHSA State Finals for bass fishing.
To reach this point, the anglers had to win their sectional, hosted at Heidecke Lake in Morris. It was there that the team of juniors — Austin Akers and Dan Scott qualified for the state championship, helping lead the Indians to a team sectional championship. Overall, Minooka caught four fish on the day totaling 8.64 pounds, defeating second place Naperville Central by over two pounds. Scott won the big bass of the day, reeling in a 2.72-pound fish.
“Anytime you fish, you have to have confidence,” head coach Stan Tischer said. “They knew the fish were there, they just needed to hook them. The kids did a nice job and (assistant coach) Dave Barney did an excellent job of keeping their composure together.”
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