Daniel Lawson and Travis Hunt used a 4 fish bag that weighed 7lb 15 ounces to capture the Region 3 High School Championship on Lake Cumberland this past weekend. With the winter like weather holding on until mid-week and frigid waters of Lake Cumberland proved tough for the 44 High School teams that made the trip to the chilly waters of the legendary lake that just crested the 50 degree water temperature mark this week
“I threw a spinner bait up along the rocks almost all day” commented Daniel Lawson. His partner Travis Hunt used a slightly different pattern as he covered the water with a black and blue jig to round out the winning bag. We have around 30 students in our club and we have been having club qualifying events since last fall for the chance to represent Taylor County High School added Hunt. “We are thrilled to have High School Fishing as a sport and we are really looking forward to representing our school and the inaugural KHSAA state Championship” stated the smiling duo!
Finishing Second with two fish that weighed in at 5 lb 14 oz’s were the Corbin High School’s team of Tanner Jordan and Morgan Boggs who also had big bass for the day with 3 lb 15oz’s. I started throwing an Alabama Rig about noon today and I caught those two keepers and missed a couple more stated Tanner Jordan. When asked how it felt to be one of the very first female anglers to represent her school at the KHSAA State Championship Morgan added that this is what she had been waiting for. “I was raised on a lake and High School Fishing has given me a great opportunity to compete for my school at something I love to do” added Boggs. We didn’t get a chance to come down and pre-fish so I just contacted a few folks that I knew and asked a lot of questions about the lake and the conditions. I guess their advice paid off today quipped Jordan.
The top 14 teams from region 3 qualified for this year’s State Championship which will be held out of Kenlake Marina on legendary Kentucky Lake the weekend of April 26th and 27th.
For a complete list of those qualifying visit the KHSAA website by clicking here.