Carson Fitzgerald and Blake McBrayer from Whitesville Trinity had been 3 oz. clear of profitable the KHSAA Region 1 Bass Fishing Tournament two weeks in the past at Lake Barkley.
“We quit out there 45 minutes early to get back in time,” stated BJ Fitzgerald, the trainer and boat driving force for this Trinity workforce.
The Trinity workforce can be competing within the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Kentucky Lake. They had been down there previous this week in apply periods for the state match.
“We fish from the Dam to the Highway 79 bridge which is in Paris, Tenn.,” BJ Fitzgerald stated. “We’re practicing from the Dam to the 79 bridge Wednesday and Thursday.”
Trinity stuck 5 bass weighing 14 kilos, 13 oz.. Fitzgerald used to be first within the giant bass festival with 4 kilos, 3 oz..
“It was a surprise,” Carson stated. “We knew we had a big bag of fish, but we didn’t know if we had enough weight.”
Carson, a freshman, has been fishing in tournaments along with his dad since he used to be 4 years previous. BJ is aware of Kentucky Lake smartly, they usually had been exploring for open fishing spaces all the way through their apply runs.
“With 90 boats in the state tournament, we’re trying to get away from the crowd,” BJ stated. “I’m really familiar with Kentucky Lake, been fishing there for 20 years. We’re out here trying to explore new water.”
“It’s been fairly decent, we’ve caught a few fish here and there,” Carson stated Tuesday. “We haven’t found any big ones. Practice for regional was tough, but we fish a lot of these tournaments, if we have a tough practice, we usually fish how we want during the tournament.”
In the regional Trinity used to be in a position to search out bass in shallow water as they had been looking to spawn. This week the fishing can be slightly other.
“We will transition from fishing shallow to deep and back to shallow,” Carson stated. “We love fishing tournaments, love the competition. You go out there, either catch them or don’t, if you get five keepers you feel good about yourself.”
Fitzgerald and McBrayer, a senior, have fished in combination on weekends for roughly 3 years. They suppose there’s a likelihood for them to complete smartly within the state match as smartly.
“It’s beautiful out here today,” McBrayer stated of the prerequisites on Kentucky Lake. “Here and there I’ve fished for a few years, I didn’t start tournament fishing till I was 12-13 probably. I love the competition too, just coming back and comparing what have to others.”
“I think we have a good chance, if it gets tough we can grind it out and catch at least some. I’ve been wanting to be able to fish for the school for a long time.”
This is the primary yr Trinity has had a bass fishing workforce.
“We got eight anglers and four boat captains,” BJ stated. “We did really good, we won a tournament as a team, and we had several second and third places as a team.”
Dade Vincent and Brock Vincent from Muhlenberg County had been 6th within the regional and can advance to the state match. Hayden Jones and Steve Ashley will advance to the state tourney from Muhlenberg County, together with teammates Isaish Smith and Nicholas Jones. Ohio County’s Ty Young and Jarred Rininger may even fish on the state match.