All-Decade Team for IHSA bass fishing announced

All-Decade bass fishing team

MARYVILLE — First introduced by the IHSA in 2008-09, bass fishing remains an activity but it has continued to grow over the years.

In 2009, 199 schools entered the bass fishing state series, which included a sectional round with the top three teams advancing to the state final. In 2020, there were 326 schools entered for a season that was wiped out by the coronavirus.

A similar path has been taken by Father McGivney High School, which first started in 2012-13 and didn’t move into its full-time home for the 2015-16 academic year. Before FMCHS made the move, it had its first state champion when Ethan Jones won the bass fishing state title on May 16, 2015.

Success has continued to follow the Father McGivney program, which won the sectional championship in 2019 and made a third trip to the state tournament at Carlyle Lake.

Below is the Intelligencer’s All-Decade Team for bass fishing. According to IHSA rules, four fishers can be used for each boat and the state tournament consists of two days for a maximum of eight hours each with a five-fish limit each day. The All-Decade Team will consist of four fishers and will be listed in no particular order….Full Story