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High School Bass Fishing - Other States Leading The Way! #2351465 06/10/08 09:53 AM
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I travel to Chicago often and a co worker there asked me for info about how BIG bass fishing in Texas is. Come to find out his sons High School is coordinating a Bass Fishing trail. I read through the material he had and it looks like they have put alot of work into this. If you are interested or have high school age kids that may be take a look.

http://www.ihsa.org/announce/2007-08/2008-06-09.htm

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Re: High School Bass Fishing - Other States Leading The Way! [Re: Paradise Mike] #2351715 06/10/08 11:23 AM
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My son is now about grad from college so I no longer have a High School age child but if something gets going in Texas for High schoolers I would for sure be interested helping in such a program. Man do I wish they had something like that when I was in high school in East Texas.


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Re: High School Bass Fishing - Other States Leading The Way! [Re: Limits4all] #2352038 06/10/08 01:02 PM
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This has been posted alot on here, but nothing has come of it yet. It seems like it would be so simple to get something set up, but I know you can't just expect something to happen. I don't know if it would be easier to add on a division for high schoolers into an existing tournament series or actually try and get our own UIL sanctioned events. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: High School Bass Fishing - Other States Leading The Way! [Re: G3 Fisherman09] #2352140 06/10/08 01:28 PM
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If you will read the former post we have a young man looing into seeing if the schools FFA Program can host them thru the school just like high scool rodeos thru the program. The class that Ag Science teachers teach called Wildlife and Recreation is perfect for the tournaments. You really dont want the UIL people in Austin dictating what, where, and rules of your tournaments. They also would be making money every tourney.....the way they do for every game and one act play competition and all activities that they include. The FFA is a stand alone club that is not connected to the UIL so it can set the rules thru the State Association and still keep the kids covered on elgibility.
Read the other posts...


Re: High School Bass Fishing - Other States Leading The Way! [Re: Big Red 12] #2352216 06/10/08 01:46 PM
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If we want it like Illonis and the same recongnition. We need the UIL to pick this up. Write to UIL reps.

http://www.uil.utexas.edu/athletics/

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Any thing I could do to help, please let me know. I will donate all of my resources to assist.


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Read this http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/tow_release.php?ID=116178
I just met and fished with the TBF President and he said they are finalizing the program right now. We briefly went in to it and it will be a part of your curriculum from 6th grade up to 12th. The program will be introduced to some schools and it will be about a 6 class series, which will go thru some of the stuff like creating your own Federation Club, laws, conservation. Tremendous emphasis will be on your other classes like Math, Science, Literature, Speech, etc which you will need in the future. The schools will have the opportunity to turn it down or go with it and it will during your regular school classes like PE or something. TBF will furnish books and video.
This will be the same program that was started in Illinois and now they are planning fishing tournaments for the students.

Now if you all just want to get together for a tournament against each other, that can be arranged quite easily. As a matter of fact we are having a club tournament at Joe Pool on Aug 9th or Grapevine on Sept 6 and you all are welcomed to fish with us as a guest. There will be about 30 others fishing. We will not charge you an entry fee and will not pay back anything, however if you are 16 you can pay the fee of $25 and you may win money but the competition is pretty good. Here is our website http://www.fishingworld.com/DFWBassmasters/Default.tmpl
I am thinking if we did put on a seperate tournament that about 5 people will show up. There may be some youth out there that does not have a boat and we should be able to pair a couple of them up with a boater. Also we would want you to bring a partner with you if you did bring a boat, or if you come solo in your boat we will have another member or guest fish with you.
Just let me or ScottABA know.


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