Radio Show hosts regular High School Fishing segment

The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show announced today that starting on March 7, the show will have a weekly segment dedicated to Illinois high school fishing.  The segment has been titled, Illinois High Schools Fish Here.

The Illinois High School Association approved bass fishing as an official activity here in Illinois in 2009.  Today, the number of high school fishing teams throughout the state has grown to over 230.

The new segment of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be dedicated to bringing high school fishing news and human interest stories to the show listeners each week up until the end of May.

“Our goal with this new segment is to be the clearing house for high school fishing news.” said Jim DaRosa, the radio show founder.  “We will interview coaches and others who have high school fishing related news every week so that we can acknowledge the accomplishments of the student anglers be it while fishing the IHSA tournaments, local fishing competitions, involvement in the community, or about their individual accomplishments in angling.”

Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show hosts, Jim DaRosa, Don Dziedzina, and Ray Ludkevicz will key in on recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of the young anglers and their involvement in the outdoors as well.

At the end of the season, the radio show will honor one school team with the “Illinois High Schools Fish Here – Team of the Year” Award.

This award will provided to the school team who, as judged by the radio show co-hosts, exhibits the greatest effort to promote fishing not only at their school but also within their community.

Along with the award, radio show sponsors will provide the team, through the school/team coach, a prize package that will include a variety of new fishing equipment.

New releases from and about high school fishing teams will also be posted on a special “Illinois High Schools Fish Here” page at

High School Fishing coaches are encouraged to contact the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show with any questions, news items or special interest stories related to high school fishing in Illinois by emailing


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  • Hey Don, that is cool. What a great way to keep our kids out of trouble, by fostering and encouraging their involvement in a great outdoors activity. Kudos to the IHSA for embracing this as a sanctioned sport!

  • The IHSA bass fishing is without a doubt a great program. We're sending out questionaires to coaches across the state. We ask many questions and sadly, the response on most is that they are in desparate need of support. IHSA does not fund this like basketball or football. Too bad. These kids all have to do fundraisers. BUT, on the good side of all that, they're doing it becasue of their passion for the sport of fishing.

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