2009 IHSA State Finals

2009 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS This was a special year for the IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals. THE FIRST state in the nation to sanction bass fishing as a high school sport. THE FIRST event of its kind. The City of Carlyle was proud to host this historic event.   First Place West Frankfort

2010 IHSA State Finals

2010 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS 2010 was a great year for the IHSA State Bass Finals. Although Saturday fishing brought windy and cold weather, the field still weighed in a tremendous amount of fish! These kids got skill, proving that Carlyle Lake is a great place to fish for largemouth bass.   First Place

2011 IHSA State Finals

2011 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS Some may remember the 2011 State Finals for the curve balls thrown by Mother Nature that cut fishing over the two-day tournament. The weather sure did impact the fishing, but it also shined a bright light on the skill, spirit, and dedication of all of the participants of the

2012 IHSA State Finals

2012 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS Although mother nature played tricks on the 2012 Bass Finals, it was another great year for the Carlyle Lake fishery. High water which started in mid-May and lasted throughout much of the summer provided excellent nursery areas for young fish and great spawns for a number of species. Growth

2013 IHSA State Finals

2013 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS Even though we had to change dates due to the rain it was still another great year for fishing at Carlyle Lake.  With only one day of fishing action the teams were still able to bring in the fish. First Place Morton High School 13 lbs, 4 oz Second Place Wheaton

2014 IHSA State Finals

2014 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS What a great year for fishing on Carlyle Lake for the IHSA Bass Teams!  Even with Friday’s opening round being cut short by an hour due to rain the teams were still able to reel in the fish.  We even had a State Record Catch!! First Place Moline High School 26 lbs, 8

2015 IHSA State Finals

2015 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS What a great year for fishing on Carlyle Lake for the IHSA Bass Teams! In spite of the threat of rain the tournament was a huge success.  Although the teams were unable to reel in a lot of fish they made it count with high weight scores on the ones that were caught. Especially

2016 IHSA State Finals

2016 STATE FINALS IN THE BOOKS This year’s tournament was full of beautiful weather.  The first year the state championship didn’t have to be delayed, shortened or postponed by weather.  57 of the 66 teams were able to weigh in keepers.  It was a great weekend for all of our fishermen and spectators. First Place

The Corn Maze

McConauchie Manor Farm is excited to announce the opening of their Corn Maze. Don’t miss this agricultural outdoor attraction! 2016 Season: Friday, September 23 – Saturday, October 29 Fall isn’t complete without a trip to the farm and at McConauchie Manor there’s so much to enjoy. *Corn Maze Treasure Hunt Game *Animal Tracks Hunt *Tire Mountain *Pony

Haunted Trail

The 2016 Haunted Trail at Carlyle Lake will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd The Haunted Trail is a delightfully spooky place to visit during the Halloween season!  Brave souls embark on a hayride from the Carlyle McDonald’s to the Little Prairie Nature Trail, located on U.S. Army