2019 High School Format
All ILF Events are formatted after the Major League Fishing format.

See High School Rules

ILF High School Team Members Qualification

  • Team Defined: A High School Team is defined as one or two (1 or 2) High School age Anglers who pair together as a Team or wish to fish alone as a single. HS Anglers do not have to attend the same High School.
  • HS Angler Requirements: High School Anglers must be currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades. Graduating Seniors may participate in the summer season of their graduation.
  • Your High School: The HS Anglers can still compete even if their High School does not sponsor a Bass Fishing Club or Team, they just need to be of High School age as described in item 2 above.
  • High School Anglers: HS Team members are required to be familiar with the ILF High School Competition Rules and General Enforcement.
  • Boat Captains / Officials: A High School Team (2-Anglers or 1 Angler) must sign up with a volunteer Boat Captain. The volunteer Boat Captain will also act as ILF Boat Officials. Boat Captains / Officials will be assigned to their own Team for each of the Qualifying rounds. Boat Captains / Officials are required to have a Smartphone device with texting and internet capability. Boat Captains /Officials are also required to be familiar with the ILF High School Competition Rules and General Enforcement. and watch the ILF Boat Official training video.

ILF High School Team Qualifying Events

  • Who Can fish: ILF High School Team Events are open to all High School age Anglers (see Team Member Qualifications above).
  • Size of Field: The field size for an ILF High School Event is up to 24 High School Teams.
  • Entry Fee: $25 per Angler, each Team Angler must register HS Angler Entry Form. Team entries are on a first come basis as they sign up.
  • HS Events and Awards: The 2019 ILF Season will be comprised of three (3) HS Team Qualifying Events each taking place on a single day. Each Qualifying Event will award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams with prizes. The top six Teams for each Qualifying Event will advance to the ILF High School Team Scholarship Championship.
  • Periods: Each Qualifying Round will be broken up into three (3) two-hour periods. Championships will have three (3) two-and one-half hour periods. Anglers and Boat Captains/Officials are required to return to a designate rendezvous immediately after each period
  • Ride Around: Ride Around: Prior to the start of Period 1 Anglers will be given a minimum of a 15-minute ride around to determine their starting point. Period 2 and 3 there will be a maximum of a 10-minute ride around.
  • Lake Announcement: Lakes are only announced at the pre-tournament meeting the morning of your event. A minimum of 3-days prior to an event Anglers and Boat Captains/Officials will be given a meeting location, such as: a Walmart parking lot in a specific city. Once the pre-tournament meeting is over the Boat Captain/Official’s will get a text as to directions to a specific lake. The Boat Captain/Official assigned to the HS Team will than drive the Team to the specific lake. During the ride to the lake the Angler cannot make any calls or text to seek lake information.

ILF High School Team Scholarship Championship

  • Championship Field: The field size for the ILF High School Team Scholarship Championship will have up to eighteen (18) Teams made of the top six Teams (6) from each of the three (3) ILF HS Team Qualifying Events.
  • Entry Fee: There is no additional entry fee for the ILF High School Team CUP / Scholarship Championship.
  • Awards: he Cup Championship will award the 1st place Team a $1,000 Scholarship Funds to each Team member, $2,000 total for the Team. A CUP Trophy will also be awarded to each 1st place Team member. The 2nd and 3rd place Teams will be awarded prizes.
  • Scholarship Funds: A check will be issued to the parents or guardians for the 1st place Team.
  • Boat Captains / Officials: A High School Team (2-Anglers or 1 Angler) must sign up with a volunteer Boat Captain. The volunteer Boat Captain will also act as ILF Boat Officials. Boat Captains / Officials will be assigned to a Team by random. Boat Captains / Officials are required to have a Smartphone device with internet capability. Boat Captains /Officials are also required to be familiar with the ILF Competition Rules and General Enforcement and watch the ILF Boat Official training video.
  • Periods: Each Qualifying Round will be broken up into three two-hour periods. Championships will have three (3) two-and one-half hour periods. Anglers and Boat Captains/Officials are required to return to a designate rendezvous immediately after each period
  • Ride Around: Ride Around: Prior to the start of Period 1 Anglers will be given a minimum of a 15-minute ride around to determine their starting point. Period 2 and 3 there will be a maximum of a 10-minute ride around.
  • Lake Announcement: Lakes are only announced at the pre-tournament meeting the morning of your event. A minimum of 3-days prior to an event Anglers and Boat Captains/Officials will be given a meeting location, such as: a Walmart parking lot in a specific city. Once the pre-tournament meeting is over the Boat Captain/Official’s will get a text as to directions to a specific lake. The Boat Captain/Official assigned to the HS Team will than drive the Team to the specific lake. During the ride to the lake the Angler cannot make any calls or text to seek lake information.