Lol don't choose your school based on fishing that's absurd
WHY? if all things are equal in your mind... and you want to try to fish competitively then yes you need to look at it. As long as they all have good programs for what you want then yes this is a VERY valid point for some guys.
Yall also blow the college work load out of proportion. I got my degree, pre-vet track(so the real chemistries not Cowbody chem) in 3 years, took 18 hours a semester and still fished 3 afternoons a week EASY with a GPA of 3.48. If you don't miss a class, and don't sleep in class, a B is CAKE... you will be out of class WAY more than you were in high school, if you just TRY in class and set SOME time out to study it is not hard man lol.
my advice is take early classes- 8,9,10,11... I wanted nothing after noon if I could help it... I'd try to do any homework before 3 so I could be "out of school" about when I would have in high school. College was fun, I had a COUPLE really hard classes(biochem and organic chem... grrrr organic is NOT my thing) but on the whole not hard. You just have to realize that they aren't giving you busy work... you are accountable for teaching yourself PART of that... Oh and ps curves are a thing of the past, only curve I had was a REVERSE curve, you had to make a 94 to get an A.
If you have had anything to do with college fishing then you know almost EVERY school handles the team differently. Look at techs, unless it has changed it is just a BASS club not even a official association of the school (this may have changed since I was in school 4 years ago.)
I have seen everything from school just gives a couple guys permission to use the name to at Angelo we had a travel allowance.
Things I would look at
Do the college teams have a SET PUBLISHED way to "make the team" you'd be surprised how crooked some of these things get as far as new people coming in.
Make sure there is a real organization behind it, not just a couple guys. In general the more well organized the better...
What lakes are around and what circuits do they fish?
How does the club get there travel money? Dues? School? individual?
I am STRONGLY of the opinion that there should be much more observation of these teams. I know for a FACT several schools had people fish as not full time students, what about masters students? what's eligibility?
There is no enforcement... NCAA can't touch it cause it is money changing hands... but there should be somthing