The Calloway County Laker team of Cody Jackson and Trevor Salyers placed first in Saturday’s Region 1 Bass Fishing competition held on Lake Barkley. One of only three teams to bring in a limit of five bass, the duo tipped the scales with a day’s catch of 15 lbs., 10 oz. Salyers, who grew up fishing on Barren River Lake in central Kentucky, stated that “conditions on Barkley are similar, maybe giving us a slight advantage today.” Salyers, a second-year member of the Laker team and his partner, Cody Jackson, will advance to the KHSAA State Championship at the end of April. The tourney will be held on Kentucky Lake and promises to be two days of action-packed angling.
Marshall County’s top team of James Gibbs and Aidan Fitch placed a close third with five beauties weighing in at 12 lbs., 4 oz.
Calloway’s senior anglers, Bracken Robertson and Dillon Starks weighed in right the middle of the field with a seventh place finish. According to Starks, “We just wanted to qualify. High waters and pitching around the bushes today made things a little tough. We are glad a Calloway team netted enough fish to win.”
The top fourteen two-man teams from Region 1 advancing to the State Championship April 26-27 on Kentucky Lake including Muhlenberg County with four teams, and Trigg with three, followed by Lyon, Marshall, and Calloway each with two and Warren East with one.