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A Few Dollars
03-22-2012, 04:28 PM
SC high schools to make bass fishing varsity sport... (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/22/friday-night-bites-south-carolina-high-schools-angling-to-make-bass-fishing/)

High schools in South Carolina are bidding to make fishing an official high school sport, with teams, leagues and varsity letters. And with pro tournaments and television shows about fishing making it more popular than ever, some say it’s time for schools to recognize the activity as a full-fledged sport.

Sounds cool.


Mr. Paul
03-22-2012, 04:29 PM
:)

jrolin1
03-22-2012, 04:34 PM
Sounds good to me!


SCSaltwater
03-22-2012, 04:35 PM
Looks like I was a few years too old, my knees would of preferred bass fishing to football, thats for sure.

Boat Bum
03-22-2012, 04:39 PM
But can they drink? That's pretty cool but some assclown will probably ruin the chances though.

Gator56
03-22-2012, 05:12 PM
SC high schools to make bass fishing varsity sport... (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/22/friday-night-bites-south-carolina-high-schools-angling-to-make-bass-fishing/)

High schools in South Carolina are bidding to make fishing an official high school sport, with teams, leagues and varsity letters. And with pro tournaments and television shows about fishing making it more popular than ever, some say it’s time for schools to recognize the activity as a full-fledged sport.

Sounds cool.

Great move, show me a kid that's fishing and I'll show you a kid that's not out stealing or doing drugs....... :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: :thumbsup::thumbsup:

CH
03-22-2012, 06:15 PM
Looks like I was a few years too old, my knees would of preferred bass fishing to football, thats for sure.


Amen, Brother!

glacierbaze
03-22-2012, 06:25 PM
I would say that the biggest hurdle to overcome for high school bass fishing, would be high school bass boat drivers.

Ifishalot
03-22-2012, 06:26 PM
:thumbsup::thumbsup: from me!

Only issue i can see is the cost of gear.

yachtjim
03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
We sponsor a 16 yr/old kid in NC named Carson Orellana. He is the NC Junior Champion. I think its a great to get High Schools involved. Wonder what they will do about boats?

If you see Carson buzzing around in his BOE wrapped boat in the SE say Hi! He might have a coupon for you.

Boatless33
03-22-2012, 09:55 PM
News such as this makes me want to go back to high school... and I hated high school

sailfish18
03-22-2012, 10:02 PM
To solve the boat problem just have them fish from the banks or possibly boats donated for use not the whole boat just for tournaments and things like that. I know they have college level teams, it would be very interesting to see high schools start to get into the mix.

Wolakrab
03-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Wish they had that back when I was in high school...I would have been a jock...

SCSaltwater
03-23-2012, 08:22 AM
A lot of the schools are pretty into the fishing scene, I know CCU (Coastal Carolina) has fishing club(s), freshwater and offshore. Not sure if its all one club with different branches or what. They've won some bass fishing events on the FLW college series, fished the SKA finals, definitely a lot of activity from the kids at CCU, good to see it trickling down to high schools in the area, hopefully they can fish their way into some scholarships.

redneckjigs
03-23-2012, 08:23 AM
Bass fishing has also made inroads at the collegiate level:

http://www.flwoutdoors.com/fishing-articles/features/150678/top-25-bass-fishing-colleges/

Pete

notgottaboatyet
03-23-2012, 09:18 AM
I may have to move to Camden, for my son of course, how long of a line is it for head coach?

Blythe1022
03-23-2012, 11:50 AM
I may have to move to Camden, for my son of course, how long of a line is it for head coach?

Get paid to fish and everything but the beer is paid for sounds like a good gig. I might consider a teacher's sallary for that.



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