Teens High School Fishing trail held a one day event on Kentucky Lake on September 12, 2020. The tournament had been rescheduled a few times due to Covid. Anglers found fishing tough as a warm and humid day turned into a rainy day. They competed for over $10,400.00 in scholarship money at Buchanan Marina & Resort.
Trenton Bayer took First Place and Big Fish winning $3400.00 in scholarship money, sponsored by Allegro Marinade. Trenton weighed in 2.49 lbs. and a 1.30 lb. big fish also winning an extra $400.00. He stated he pulled Pico crank baits in 8-12 foot waters using shad color baits. He caught a lot of fish of various species and was able to weigh in 3 crappie to take the victory.
Second Place was Collin Williams from Indiana winning $2500.00 sponsored by Frontier Metals. Collin weighed in 2.31 lbs. He was bumping bait off the bottom with one pole and trolling with the others. He caught all of fish on the trolling poles. Collin signed up early for the tournament and also won a fishing package worth over 250.00 that included a few Ozark Rods.
Third place Jordyn Fenstemaker winning $2000.00 in scholarships sponsored by Mid State Seed. Jordyn was the only female and the youngest angler at the tournament. She caught at least 30 fish of many species and weighed in 1.92 lbs. for third. Catching fish was not a problem but catching crappie was. She was fishing in 8 foot waters and at one time, caught 9 crappie in only two minutes off brush piles but most were under the size limit. She was single poling with minnows near the lower end of the lake.
Fourth place Caden Delaney and Remington Lowe who each won $1250.00 sponsored by Power-Poles and Ozark Rods. The team used Ozark rods fishing in 10 to 25 foot waters. They used LiveScope while single poling at Big Sandy and weighed in .59 lbs. The team fished around stumps with soft baits and stinger shad.
Special thanks to our national sponsors, Crappie USA, Frontier Metals, Mid-State Seed, Allegro Marinade, Power-Pole, Everharts Outdoors, Charlie Brewer’s Slider, Ozark Rods, Mid South Tackle, Engel Coolers, Pro Dezigns, Crappie Magnet and Bobby Garland Baits.
Special thanks to these Local Sponsors: Buchanan Marina & Resort, Henry County Tourism, Myers Landing Resorts and Northwest Tennessee Tourism.
The next Teens High School Fishing event is October 12, 2020 on Lake of the Ozarks, Sunrise Beach, MO. There is no entry for the tournament but teens should register prior to the Monday before the event to be included in the drawing for a fishing package worth $250.00. See www.outdoorkidsllc.com for more information on the tournament.