From this story in the Chicago Tribune:
The Illinois High School Association's bass-fishing tournament starts this week with many schools skipping the event because of cost and liability. About 225 schools, or 30 percent of IHSA membership, are expected to participate in the tournament's third year, which gets under way Friday. Students at Rockton's Hononegah Community High School are interested in forming a team. But athletic director Jay Lauscher tells the Rockford Register Star that liability issues must be addressed before students get into a boat. Athletic director Shane Turner says Machesney Park's Harlem High School may eventually field a team. He calls bass fishing a growing sport his school wants to be a part of.