FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and The Bass Federation (TBF) have partnered with the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) to present the 2020 LHSAA bass fishing regional tournaments. To enter, teams must be members of an approved high school fishing team at an LHSAA member school.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020
San Miguel Park
381 San Miguel Road
Hosted by the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020
400 Spillway Road
Berwick Boat Landing
950 River Road
Hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bayou Segnette State Park
74 Bimini Ave.
NOTES: To view the region that your school belongs to, click here. Takeoff for the Region 2 tournament on Toledo Bend Reservoir will be at 6:30 a.m., with the weigh-in taking place at 2:30 p.m. All other regionals will have takeoff at 7:30 a.m., with weigh-ins being held at 3 p.m. for the Region 1 event on Caney Lake and starting at 3:30 p.m. for the Region 3 at the Atchafalaya Basin and Region 4 at Bayou Segnette events. All takeoff and weigh-in events are free and open to the public.
Registration for the Region 2 tournament on Toledo Bend Reservoir closed Monday. All teams competing in the Region 1, 3 and 4 tournaments must register online at HighSchoolFishing.org by 8 a.m. CST time on Monday, March 9.
Each school can enter up to and including six boats for regional competition. Each boat must be entered separately and include the names of the two anglers who will start the day fishing out of the boat (each boat is allowed up to four student anglers, with only two fishing at any given time). The name of the boat captain who will operate the boat for the students while on the water must also be provided at the time of entry. The names of any substitute anglers or boat pilots will be recorded at the Registration/Rules meeting for each regional.
High school anglers will be competing with the goal of advancing to the LHSAA State Championship. The top 10 boats from each regional advance to the state championship. One additional boat will advance from each regional for every 10 boats that compete over a minimum of 50 boats in the regional. All qualified teams compete both days. The full LHSAA bass fishing rules can be found here. The LHSAA State competition is scheduled for April 3-4 on Cross Lake at the American Legion Hall-Shreveport, located at 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive in Shreveport, La.
Five states currently partner with FLW and TBF to offer High School Fishing as a sanctioned high school sport – Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.
FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).
About the Bass Federation
The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is the nation’s largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization and a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those it serves and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF-affiliated state federations and member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for nearly 50 years. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org for more information.