High school angler wins writer award

American Sportfishing Association Announces Winners of New ‘Angling Awareness Awards’

Carter won the Retention/Endemic category for his article that ran in the June edition of Midwest Outdoors, titled: “Why You Should Start a High School Fishing Team.”

Fifteen-year-old Carter Wijangco is a frequent winner of adult and high school fishing tournaments, including the 2018 Bassmaster Junior National Championship in Tennessee. A suburban Chicagoan, Carter has been fishing locally for the past 10 years and has been involved in tournament bass fishing for the past five.

He is working toward his Eagle Scout rank by building fish cribs for a local community forest preserve and hopes to someday fish at the professional level.