Florida high school bass fishing growing

High school bass fishing growing locally

POLK COUNTY – Bass fishing has long been a favorite past time for many.

And, for the past eight years, Florida students have been able to call bass fishing a sport.

The Florida Bass Nation Junior/High School Program’s is reeling in students every day, with more than 500 members from about 60 schools and 25 community clubs, statewide. Just last month, 12 more schools and six community clubs joined the program.

Already getting their lines wet are 15 teams that returned last month from the Bass Nation High School Nationals with lots of fish stories to tell.

The mornings of Aug. 9 and 10, those teams were part of more than 300 boats that launched in Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Each state, as well as Japan and Canada, were represented in the tournament….Full Story