Bass fishing is taking a page from the NFL's playbook for kids and will hold a CastingKids competition early next month that is a takeoff on the punt, pass and kick contests.
The Bassmaster BP CastingKids Exhibition, which is a pilot project for a national competition this fall, is open to youngsters in two age groups, from 7-10 and 11-14. The challenge is to flip, pitch and cast a lure at a 12-inch target at distances of 10, 20 and 30 feet.
Scoring is based on a point system, with the highest points determining the winner.
The Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation will conduct six regional competitions on Aug. 3 and Aug. 10. The winners will advance to the state championship Aug. 21 during BASS Masters Classic week.