Competitive Angling in High School

Competitive Angling in High School


[Narrator]
This is Passport to Texas. Size, strength and speed are important attributes
for most high school athletes; unless, of course, the sport is fishing. [Colt Anderson]
You don’t have to be the biggest kid or tallest kid or the most athletic kid to be
a bass fisherman. It’s all about your knowledge. [Narrator]
Colt Anderson is half of a competitive high school fishing duo; Jonathan Gray is his teammate. [Jonathan Gray]
It’s kind of like playing golf a little bit to where you have different tools and
you have to adapt to the conditions. You can never become perfect at fishing, and so that’s
kind of a cool thing because you can always improve. [Narrator]
Another factor that makes competitive high school fishing a great sport is young women
can also participate – like Marinna Collins and Mia Sartor – the only female team at
a recent tournament at Lake LBJ. [Marinna Collins]
It’s hard being the only girl team out there. We’re going to represent. [Mia Sartor]
This is my first year, so I am a little scared…you just got to relax and chill. Just go with
it. Ooh. I think that’s the furthest I’ve
cast yet. [giggles] That felt good. It’s really cool being in this club because you
get to meet a lot of different people. And, we’re
all one big family – and that’s really good to have friends you can be really close
with. [Narrator]
The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program supports our series. For Texas Parks and Wildlife,
I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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