MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) – Sunday, the Escatawpa River was filled with young fishermen from across Mississippi competing in a sport they enjoy.
“It’s just so peaceful out there and you just do your thing,” said Cooper Rouse. “No one’s watching or judging. You just go out there and catch some fish.”
A competition that can be exciting for many.
“You’ve got to prepare yourself mentally first because you never know how the weather is going to be,” said Ryker Reed. “Sometimes it can be rainy or cold, it’s just a lot.”
“It’s nerve-wracking until you get the fish in the boat,” said Rouse. “But once you’ve got your five, then you start to get comfortable and start getting into a rhythm.”
This tournament has a special prize that will benefit the young students.
“[One fisher’s] son is getting a four-year degree for less than $50 a month,” said one organizer.
The Bass Federation is offering cash prizes as well as scholarships to students to help pay for…