By Karen Hall
The December 2018 Bass IQ Angler of the Month is a champion for more than one reason.
Meet Zane Rousey. This Casey County High School (KY) junior classman with a 3.8 GPA has more to offer than just being a great high school angler. Much more.
Like most high school anglers, Zane has been fishing as long as he can remember. He credits his dad for introducing him to the sport, and he first got involved in tournaments as a freshman. Zane considers himself a finesse angler, and his go-to rigs are the Ned and Damiki.
It’s hard for Zane to name a favorite lake, as he likes “the challenges each one brings and how they develop my skill set.” He adds, “My favorite tournament memory would have to be catching my personal best small mouth on my first cast of the tournament, and then later winning that tournament on Green River.”
When he’s not in school (or fishing), Zane is very involved with international mission work through Catalyst Resources International, and a local ministry called the Turnersville Mission. “I also take advantage of service opportunities that arise through my church (West Side Community United Methodist) and clubs within my school”, says Zane.
Zane’s career interest beyond high school involves something in the environmental science field, and he plans to fish in college. He is the son of Shane and Shelly Rousey, and he’s coached by Shawn Pierce.
Zane is an active user of the Bass IQ High School and College Fishing App, and we are proud to honor him as our newest Angler of the Month. He wins a $500 college fishing scholarship, an engraved portfolio and the chance to win the Bass IQ Coaches’ Choice Angler of the Year award in May 2019.
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