Kentucky is gearing up for its first season of high school bass fishing. Next spring, a skillful flick of the wrist for casting a line or reeling in a big one could land students on school teams competing for the state championship.
Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth. Drew Adams has more.
Kentucky is the second state in the nation to adopt Bass Fishing as a varsity high school sport. Illinois was the first. The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) reports the inaugural season will begin February 2013 and end in April, culminating in a state championship at the Land between the lakes. KHSAA Sports Information Officer Elden May says there are many entities which are looking to assist in funding.