The Kentucky Surge in High-School Fishing Teams

Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky is known for its basketball and football teams, so when the school started a fishing club in 2018 no one could have anticipated the impact it would have on the lives of students.

“The main reason we started a fishing club was to give more students an opportunity to participate in something here at school,” said Robb Schneeman, Head Bass Fishing Coach at Covington Catholic.

In just eight years the extracurricular club evolved into a Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) sanctioned Varsity fishing team now producing members like Sam Scroggins who will be heading off to college on a fishing scholarship.

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College Student Easton Fothergill Overcomes a Brain Tumor to Fish in the Bassmaster Classic

The Bassmaster Classic is the super bowl of fishing tournaments and a lifetime dream for any competitive angler. So when Easton Fothergill, a senior business marketing major at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama landed the 2024 collegiate invite to compete against the most famous names in the fishing industry he was speechless.

“It’s a dream come true for sure, and it still doesn’t feel real. I’ll see all my idols on the water, and just being able to go out and practice with them is when it’s really going to hit me,” said Fothergill.

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