It is time to nominate your favorite high school angler for the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. Bassmaster recognizes the 12 best high school anglers in the nation, rewarding the young athletes for their performances in tournaments, leadership in their communities and involvement in conservation efforts.
Application deadline is Feb. 17. To be considered, students in grades 10-12 must be nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official, and must have a current grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Other criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments (B.A.S.S. affiliation is not required), involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.
Judges will choose one or two anglers from each state and these will compete in the 2017 Bassmaster All-American High School Tournament in Lufkin, Texas this year. The best 12 will be the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. Adults can nominate students by filling out an online form at www.Bassmaster.com/allamerican.