Highland High bass team back in action

Highland bass fishing team begins qualifying tournaments for 2020-21 season

The 2020-21 bass fishing season began in earnest recently for the Highland High School bass fishing team.

Coach John Rinderer’s club took to the water July 15 and July 18 with a pair of intrasquad qualifying round tournaments which were held at Silver Lake in Highland and Coffeen Lake in Coffeen, just south of Greenville.

According to Rinderer, there are two purposes for the qualifier events.

“It’s just like a practice in baseball and it perfects their skills, No. 1. But No. 2, the IHSA regulates the amount of teams that can attend an event,” said Rinderer, also the bass fishing coach at McKendree University. “So, when I go to an IHSA sanctioned event, I can take two boats and each boat can have two anglers and one alternate in case somebody gets sick or you want to sub, so you are basically looking at six guys to take to an event.”…Full Story and Video