Louisiana has long been billed as "The Sportsman's Paradise" because of its unending outdoor possibilities. Two juniors, Jordan Davenport and Ian Madere, have taken advantage of those limitless possibilities and have brought bass fishing to Catholic High. The two Bears competed in the B.A.S.S. Louisiana High School State Championship on April 28 and 29. The fishing tournament was launched out of Bayside Marina in Pierre Part with the weigh-in at Bass Pro in Denham Springs.
The CHS duo finished eighth of 92 high school teams with a five fish limit of 10.7 pounds. Davenport and Madere qualified for the B.A.S.S. high school national championship, which will take place June 22-24 on Kentucky Lake, a very popular fishing hole, in Paris, Tennessee. 160 teams attempted to qualify at three different tournaments prior to the state tournament. Blake Betz was the boat captain for Davenport and Madere.