Discussion Topic: Should Fishing Be a High School Sport?

_Illinois could be ''within a year or two'' of becoming first to sanction statewide fishing competitions at the high school level.

''We have reached out to some folks who can make this happen,'' said Marty Hickman, executive director of the Illinois High School Association. ''The ball is more in our court.''

Let's be blunter. If a couple of good sponsors sign on, it will go, and quickly.

''What a great concept,'' Alsip bass pro Ed Bohn said. ''The whole thing is you would have to have adults involved, a type of boater/ co-angler setup.''_

What do you think of the concept?