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Around 15 schools were at Clinton Lake Monday for the 2017 IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional.
 
Clinton High School was the host school and Athletic Director Barry Gurvey indicates schools from across central Illinois were in Clinton for the Sectional.
 
 
John Williamson with the Department of Natural Resources indicates there is no qualifier prior to the Sectional. He indicates schools can also bring a couple teams to the lake.
 
 
Gurvey explains the teams can submit up to five caught bass that are at least 12-inches long and the total weight of the bass is named the winner.
 
 
Williamson says Clinton Lake has been a hotspot lately for events and says it is a great asset to DeWitt County for youth. He notes it's great for central Illinois to have the resources to host these types of events.
 
 
Gurvey indicates the Bass Fishing is one of the most popular IHSA Sanctioned sports and it is only in its ninth year. 
 
Mahomet-Seymour was the winner of the Clinton Lake Sectional with a total weight of 19 pounds and 14.72 oz. 
 
Tolono Unity won the Shelbyville sectional with a weight of five pounds and four ounces. 
 
And Chatham-Glenwood took the Sangchris Lake Sectional with a total weight of 16 lbs 4 oz. 
 
The 21 winners move on to Lake Carlyle this weekend. 

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