Competitive fishing is now one of the fastest-growing prep sports. And at Colorado’s Pueblo West High School and hundreds of other schools across the nation, catching fish is catching fire among high school students.
In this Colorado Outdoors magazine video-supplement, members of the Cyclone Anglers, Pueblo West High School’s fishing team, explain how participating in an extracurricular fishing program has enriched their high school experience.
The Cyclone Anglers are proud members of the Student Angler Federation (SAF), a national organization that establishes fishing clubs/teams in high schools across the United States. As part of this growing trend, three states — Kentucky, Illinois and New Hampshire — have sanctioned bass fishing as a varsity sport. Similar efforts are underway in South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Alabama. Pueblo West is the first high school in Colorado to offer the SAF’s innovative program to students. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages other schools to get involved with this exciting opportunity.
For more information about the SAF, the Cyclone Anglers or to learn how to start a fishing program at your high school, pick up a copy of the 2013 Colorado Outdoors Fishing Guide. This issue features “Friday Night Bites,” a comprehensive look into the exciting world of high school competitive angling.
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Don’t miss this great follow-up story about the Cyclone Anglers in The Denver Post: