September 25, 2023
In October of 2022, the IHSA Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the IHSA Bass Fishing Advisory Committee to implement a new state series format no later than the 2024-25 school year. The new format will consist of regional-sectional-state finals tournaments. The dates for the new format can be viewed by selecting the ‘5-year Season Calendar’ link in the upper left-hand corner of this page. While the IHSA had hoped to implement the new format this school year (2024 season), it was recently determined that the new format will begin with the 2024-25 school year. Member schools will be provided with more information about the new format over the course of this school year, and the IHSA looks forward to expanding this increasingly popular event in May of 2025.