Bass Fishing: Red Devils, Hornets go head to head
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:46AM
The state meet ended May 5, but Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central will still find time for some fishing Saturday.
The third annual District 86 Bass Classic begins at 6:30 a.m. featuring a dual meet between the sisters schools. South has won the first two meets, but Central is coming off a memorable state meet as one of three schools in the state to feature two boats at the state meet at Downstate Lake Carlyle.
The District 86 Classic will consist of only shoreline fishing due to the number of combined anglers reaching nearly two dozen and the small size of Herrick Lake in Wheaton.
The awards ceremony will be held at noon with trophies and medals given for top five fish and largest fish. After the meet, the two teams have a barbecue meal.
Hinsdale Central sophomore Brian Liss will compete in his second District 86 Bass Classic. He made his first state-meet appearance while finishing 38th out of 56 boats as a member of Hinsdale Central No. 1 with partner John Flaherty.
“It’s a small lake. I like to move around (at Herrick),” Liss said. “There is clear water and it’s a clear lake. There are a lot of green weeds that make it more challenging. If you stay in the weeds, it’s not fun.”
Hinsdale South could not catch a fish at its Heidecke Lake Sectional April 20. The District 86 meet gives the Hornets a second chance this season.
“I am still fishing almost every day,” said Hinsdale South junior Bobby Yonkee, a Willowbrook resident. “Even during the school days, I get out and me and a couple of guys go out to our secret ponds.”
Yonkee has found a few retention ponds in his neighborhood to go fishing with his buddies. Yonkee’s partners include Zach Vazquez, Chris Johnson, Steven Kasanders and Anthony Storino.