Discussion Topic: Should Bass Fishing Be A High School Sport?

Forget what you know about the shotgun formation, the pick-and-roll and the hit-and-run. It's time to update your high school sports lingo. Start with these: jig-n-pig, crankbait, Carolina rig.

That's right, bass fishing. In high school. As an Illinois High School Association sponsored activity. . . .

Back in October, the IHSA board of directors decided to explore whether it would be possible to host bass fishing tournaments to reach students — boys and girls — who aren't involved with the more traditional sports programs. It would be the first of its kind in the country.

[Now,] a spring season is looking more and more likely. Best-case scenario has the prep anglers wetting their lines for the first tournament in spring 2009.

Check out the full story and tell us what you think.