Trigg sends three teams to first-ever KHSAA state fishing championship
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Trigg County High School’s fishing team had a strong showing at the first-ever KHSAA 1st Region Championship held Saturday on Lake Barkley. Adam Fitch (above) won the Big Bass Award with a 6 lb., 7 oz. largemouth, and the team of Mason Shelton and Austin Green (bottom right) finished as region runners-up.</i>
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Trigg County High School’s fishing team had a strong showing at the first-ever KHSAA 1st Region Championship held Saturday on Lake Barkley. Adam Fitch (above) won the Big Bass Award with a 6 lb., 7 oz. largemouth, and the team of Mason Shelton and Austin Green (bottom right) finished as region runners-up.

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Throughout the winter months, the Trigg County High School Fishing Team has been braving the cold temperatures on Kentucky Lake in preparation for the first-ever KHSAA Regional Championship. The state of Kentucky sanctioned bass fishing as an official sport this year and split the state into four different regions. Saturday, Trigg was lucky enough to host the 1st Region Tournament right in their backyard on Lake Barkley.

High school teams throughout western Kentucky including Trigg County, Calloway County, Murray High School, Marshall County, Lyon County, Muhlenberg County, and Warren East all gathered on Lake Barkley to see which high school team could catch the best five fish limit of bass. In all, 28 boats (teams) from those seven schools competed last Saturday with the top 14 teams advancing to the state championship, which is to be held on Kentucky Lake on April 26 – 27 at Kenlake Marina.

The TCHS Fishing Team had three teams qualify for the state championship, including having the region runners-up in Mason Shelton and Austin Green, and Big Bass Award with Adam Fitch’s 6 lb. 7oz largemouth.

“We caught our four fish on four different baits and on four different types of structure,” Shelton said on the weigh-in stage. “We just fished hard all day and were lucky to get some bites.”

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