Is bass fishing the next high school sport in Missouri?

A southwest Missouri high school teacher says the state should add bass fishing as a high school sport.

Jim Huson, a teacher at Republic High School, says a proposal to add the sport will be on the spring ballot for high school administrators.

He says bass fishing would become a sport if it gets approval from 50 percent, plus one, of the administrators.

KY3-TV reports ( ) approval would allow students to fish for state and national championships.

If approved, schools could have up to two boats with two students fishing in each boat.

Teams would have a five-fish limit, and the team with the five heaviest fish wins.