Louisiana approves bass fishing as a trial high school sport
June 30, 2019 / Athletic AdministrationLouisiana high school students will have the opportunity to participate in bass fishing as a sanctioned sport during the upcoming school year.
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.
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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.