Highland: Sports

McKendree bass fishing team to hold drawing for guided spring or summer fishing

The McKendree University bass fishing team will be conducting a drawing for an eight-hour guided fishing trip with a member of the program.

The trip will be scheduled for the spring or summer of 2016, and can be for crappie, white bass, or largemouth bass on various Illinois lakes. The winner can choose to be guided by a member of the team or head coach Jon Rindeer.

Tickets for the drawing will be one for $5 or four for $10, and the drawing will take place on Nov. 1. There are also a limited number of guaranteed trips that can be purchased for $100. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or a guaranteed trip, please contact head coach Jon Rinderer at 618-541-2177 or by email at jarinderer@mckendree.edu.

All proceeds from the drawing and guaranteed trips will help support the McKendree University bass fishing team.

The McKendree University bass fishing team concluded its second season as a program ranked No. 8 out of over 300 colleges and universities in the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) School of the Year competition. The team has been featured on NBC Sports Outdoors and ESPNU and has had individuals compete at the Cabela's/BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championships, the FLW College Fishing National Championship and the Carhartt College National Championship.