Teutopolis Team Advances To State Bass Tournament

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Published on May 1 2013 1:34 pm
Last Updated on May 1 2013 1:34 pm
Written by Millie Lange

The Forbes Sectional was held last week with cold blustery 20 mph winds that followed heavy rains that covered much of Illinois several days last week.

The fishing conditions were very tough, but 12 out of the 20 boats brought fish to the scales. Sixteen total fish were weighed from the dedicated fishing teams.

Colin Niebrugge from Teutopolis hauled in a 7.86 lb. lunker on his second cast of the day. This fish bested the previous Forbes Sectional record fish of 7.70 lb fish caught by Brett Deters in the inaugural event in 2009. Niebrugge won Big Bass of the day.

Teutopolis finished first with two fish weighing 8.72 pounds followed by Breese Mater Dei (2 fish 7.98), Carlyle (1 fish, 5.75), South Central (1 fish, 4.35), Robinson (3 fish, 4.25), Newton (1 fish, 4.06), Salem (1 fish, 2.95), Newton (1 fish, 2.70), Centralia (1 fish, 1.11) and South Central (1 fish, 1.06).

The top three teams advance and those were Teutopolis (Colin Niebrugge, Cody Will, Collin Jansen), Breese Mater Dei (Jordan Hodges, Seth Haake, Trevor Feldman, Camden Abert) and Carlyle (Brandon Jansen, Hunter Johnson, Elijah Isaak, Logan Zimmerman).

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced Monday, April 29 the 2013 IHSA Bass Fishing State Final Tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, has been postponed due to potentially dangerous water levels and will be rescheduled to unfold in Carlyle later this spring.

The IHSA Board of Directors made the decision to postpone the finals based upon discussions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who oversee Carlyle Lake. IHSA staff members also visited the lake Sunday (April 28) to assess the situation.