Humans were not the only inhabitants of Chicagoland to disapprove of the extended cold this spring.
New Trier bass fishing coach Steve Gagliano said the weather also affects the bass, which usually are “more reluctant to bite” in cold- and high-water conditions.
“When the water is cold, their metabolism slows down and they generally don’t feed as actively,” Gagliano said. “You have to be more patient with your fishing, you have to slow things down with casting and leaving your lure in the strike zone.”
The strategy worked in the Trevians’ favor during a chilly and overcast sectional May 5 on the Skokie Lagoons. New Trier’s second boat of Henry Silverberg and Chris Vukovich dominated the field with a total weight of 10 pounds and 2 ounces, well ahead of second-place Notre Dame Boat 1 (5 pounds, 12 ounces) and Glenbrook South Boat 1 (5-2).
The Trevians pair advances to the state finals on Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, at Carlyle Lake in…