Midlothian High bass team seeking new recruits

Midlothian HS Fishing Team Recruits New Members

Midlothian HS fishing team is recruiting new members as they enter their fifth year of competitive team fishing. The team’s Coach, Gilbert Miller, said last year the team combined with Midlothian Heritage High School, and also added 7-8th grade students. Three of the team’s 25 anglers on last year’s team were girls, and four lady anglers have already signed up for 2020-21 season.

Midlothian HS Fishing Team

Coach Miller said, “Joining the team, knowing how to fish helps but is not a requirement. It also helps to have your own gear and access to a boat. We strive to get every student fishing, so we have people that donate equipment, boat captain time, etc., so it helps. But I will stress this sport and tournament fishing is highly competitive and the season runs all year so adverse weather is always a part of it.”

“Tournament bass fishing is a very expensive sport,” Coach Miller said. “Our team is self-funded with no assistance from the schools. We are always looking for support from the community, and we accept sponsors and donations. I also want to thank our volunteer boat captains, without them we’d be sitting on the bank.”…Full Story