KHSAA kicks off first ever state bass fishing tournament

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The first-ever KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship kicked off on Friday, at the KenLake Marina in Hardin. Forty-five teams advanced from the four regional tournaments to the state championship. Each two-person team is allotted eight hours on the lake, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3 p.m.

The tournament format will be repeated on Saturday, with the boats launching in reverse order from day one. Each team can turn in a maximum of five fish each round, with each day’s catch counting towards the team’s total for the competition. All fish will be kept in a live well once caught and released immediately following the weigh-in. Trophies and medals will be given to the top three team finishers, in addition to a Big Bass award and the Kentucky National Guard Best of the Brightest, and Forcht Bank/Kentucky National Insurance Uncommon Excellence honors.

After day one, the team of Zach Warner and Ridge Porter from Muhlenberg County leads with five bass weighing in at 16 pounds, 3 ounces.  Calloway County's Bracken Robertson and Dillon Starks are in fourth, with a weight of 15 pounds, 12 ounces.

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