Bloomington man casts wide net for fishing clubs


John Albertson wants to help young people find their way onto lakes to fish.

Albertson is an insurance agent in Bloomington and youth director for Indiana B.A.S.S.

The Herald-Times reports he's actively seeking students from high schools across Indiana who want to start fishing clubs.

As he helps with the fledgling clubs, he's been surprised at how many of the students who sign up for the clubs have never fished before.

B.A.S.S. stands for Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society.

The fishing clubs are a new avenue for B.A.S.S. to try and recruit youth to begin bass fishing in tournaments. Albertson's ultimate goal is to have 150 students competing in the state tournament within eight years.

Information from: The Herald Times 

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