Push to make bass fishing a high-school sport

REPUBLIC (AP) — A southwest Missouri high school teacher said the state should add bass fishing as a high-school sport.

Jim Huson, a teacher at Republic High School, said a proposal to add the sport will be on the spring ballot for high-school administrators. He said bass fishing would become a sport if it gets approval from 50 percent, plus one, of the administrators.

KY3-TV reports approval would allow students to fish for state and national championships.

If approved, schools could have up to two boats with two students fishing in each boat.

Teams would have a five-fish limit, and the team with the five heaviest fish wins.

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