Ryan “Ski” Kwiecinski: A prism to the IHSA bass-fishing sectionals

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Ryan “Ski” Kwiecinski: A prism to the IHSA bass-fishing sectionals
News from Chicago Sun-Times:

There’s stories of Ryan “Ski” Kwiecinski at 2 in the bottom of the boat, sometimes in a car seat, fishing with his dad Joe.

“I grew up on the boat fishing,” Kwiecinski said.

There’s good reason he is who he is: Somebody who loves fishing and marketing/sales.

Oh, it’s a good thing, a true- blue American thing.

The Illinois High School Association’s state tournament for bass fishing also helped.

This is the expanded online version of my Wednesday column on the Sun-Times outdoors page with notes and Show & Go at the bottom.

The seventh state tournament for bass fishing begins Friday with 22 sectionals. Chicago-area schools are in 10 sites: Braidwood Lake, Busse Woods (two), Chain O’Lakes (two), Des Plaines River, Heidecke Lake, Lake Holiday, Shabbona Lake and Skokie Lagoons. A record 254 schools are signed up for sectionals.

Kwiecinski (right in photo) and fellow senior Eth…………… continues on Chicago Sun-Times

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Colorado Kayak Fishing Club attracts anglers through simplicity
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Colorado Kayak Fishing Club member Chris Lee uses a pedal-powered trolling technique to cross Horsetooth Reservoir on Saturday. About 30 kayakers participated in the club’s second tournament of the season. (Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post)

FORT COLLINS — By nearly every measure, it was a tough day for fishing. But it proved to be a great day for kayaking.

Such is the allure of kayak fishing and the newfound appeal of the Colorado Kayak Fishing Club. When the fish aren’t biting, as was the case at the club’s second tournament this season at Horsetooth Reservoir on Saturday, there is solace found in a sleek vessel gliding across the water.

“Yeah, it’s a little exercise, a little sightseeing,” said Chris Lee, who co-founded the club alongside CKFC president Johnny Wegienka. “But mostly it’s not working. That’s what we’re getting today.”

Humor aside, some 30 participating kayak anglers made their way to Horsetooth for the 6 a.m. launch of the competition to see who could land the largest cumulative tally of three bass, trout or walleye from their self-propelled wat…………… continues on The Denver Post

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