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Water levels postpone Illinois bass fishing tournament

CARLYLE, Ill. — This weekend’s Illinois high school bass fishing state tournament has been postponed because of possible dangerous water levels on Carlyle Lake.

The Illinois High School Association said Monday that it will reschedule the finals for later this spring. The competition was to be Friday and Saturday on the lake in southern Illinois. IHSA members say they spoke with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and visited the lake before deciding to postpone the event.

The association’s bass fishing administrator, Kurt Gibson, says a decision on a new date will be made as soon as possible so schools can plan for the event. The tournament also was postponed in 2011 when 10 inches of rain hit the Carlyle area.

Flooding affected portions of Illinois earlier this month.



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