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BASS FISHING | Varsity
Welcome to the Bass Fishing Program Page!
The sport of bass fishing has grown significantly in the past several years. Since the first state tournament (spring of 2009 with 199 schools), there are now over 300 high schools competing each spring in the state finals at Carlyle Lake. We are fortunate to have great support from the Providence staff, parents, coaches, and of course, the students. All this has lead to yearly blessings including:
MAC Classic Champions 2019
D230 Anglers of the Year: 2017
Sectional Champions: 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
State Finals: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
But for us, success is much more than winning trophies! High school bass fishing promotes lifelong lessons that will extend far beyond the classroom. That is why the guiding principle behind the Providence Bass Fishing Program is in the core Augustinian values of Truth, Unity, and Love.
The sport is open to all students and all skill levels. Having basic fishing equipment is preferred but not mandatory. All we ask is that you enjoy the sport and be an exemplary teammate.
In the Fall, which is the off season, we try to keep the team camaraderie by having a few team meetings, outings that include ponds, our annual team "fun" competition where everyone fishes and at least one competitive tournament. This is where a lot of hands-on teaching and skill development takes place. There is an annual Open House for that requires volunteers.
The season begins with team meetings in February. We fish a minimum four tournaments scheduled in April and May. We compete in the District 230 tournaments at just the varsity level. In the past, the tournaments have been held on the Des Plaines River, Braidwood Lake, Lake Calumet and the Illinois River. Our roster will include freshman through seniors. Every person on the team is valued, and one goal is to get each person fishing at least one time during the season. As coaches, we will provide a solid fishing foundation for every skill level and help each student grow throughout their Providence career. One way we accomplish this is by offering an in-team competition with awards for those not fishing the sanctioned tournaments. This is a great way for those anglers to develop their fishing skills while experiencing competition in a more fun way.
The Providence Bass Fishing Program works to help each fisherman develop a lifelong love for fishing. This is done by representing the Providence Catholic’s values of truth, love, and unity through the development of a team atmosphere from Freshmen year through Senior year. It is critical that everyone remains dedicated to the team and demonstrate positive attitudes and good sportsmanship throughout the entire season.
- Personal growth
- Improve fishing abilities
- Build a strong team environment
- Be great amBASSadors of the sport
- Enjoy the season
- Have a successful year (see points above)
- Improve technical skills
- Improve fishing knowledge
- Sharing fishing stories and "favorite" spots
- On-going/yearly communication and gatherings
- Promote Augustinian values
- Demonstrate Christ-like principles
- Additional fishing opportunities
- Group Me/Social Media
- Each qualified student will have the opportunity to fish in at least one tournament or spend a day in a coaches' boat
- Fishing Tournaments is based on a criteria that includes active participation in the program (meetings, volunteering, attending tournaments, years on team), abilities, grade level, school eligibility standards, readiness and a positive attitude
- Each person will respect their teammates, coaches, competitors at each tournament and its rules and standards
- Each person will be responsible for fundraising
- Each person will have integrity and ethics in regards to sportsmanship
- Each person will display Christ-like values as representatives of Providence Catholic High School