Will Ritze and Blake Gad won the Illinois BASS Nation 2018 Des Plaines River Tournament on Sunday, April 8th. They had a 5 fish limit of 9.34 lbs. Winning this tournament qualifies them to compete at the BASS Nation State Tournament on Lake Springfield in June. A top place on Springfield would send them to the BASS High School Nation Championship in Paris, Tennessee on Kentucky Lake.
This Saturday, April 14th, two Comet boat teams will be fishing a makeup tournament hosted by Andrew High School, on the Des Plaines River. The weekend of the 21st and the 22nd, two Comet boat teams are fishing another tournament in the Andrew High School Series on Saturday, on Braidwood Lake. Four Comet Boat teams will then head to Clinton Lake to fish that 7th Annual Illini Bass Fishing Club Open on Sunday.