Louisiana approves bass fishing as a trial high school sport
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) approved it on a trial basis during the 2019-20 school year. Assistant Executive Director Adam MacDowell told WWL in New Orleans that 173 schools across the state wanted bass fishing to be offered as a sport.“Hopefully they can hoist that trophy up next to their football trophy and their basketball trophy, so that those kids who have not had an opportunity to participate on a sports team for their school will have an opportunity to,” he told the radio station.
The LHSAA plans to host four regional tournaments in the spring, followed by a two-day state championship in early April. Rules during the season will allow up to six boats per school and two anglers per boat, WWL reported.