“The most common accident in bass fishing is probably getting hooked,’’ he said. “That’s painful, but it’s not life-threatening.’’
Under the proposal being voted on next month by Missouri’s high school principals and/or athletic directors, students would not be allowed to operate boats. Instead, that would be the charge of a coach or perhaps volunteer instructor, who, in some cases, could be the parent of a team member.
“That’s another great thing about fishing,’’ said Neporadny. “First of all, it’s something you can do for a lifetime. And then, in cases like this, you could actually have parents out there sharing the sport with their kids. That’s not something you see happen in football.’’
The vote, like the boat, is out in Missouri. We’ll know May 1 if bass fishing sinks, swims, or is the one that got away.