bass fishing

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Over 300 fisherman from across the nation will be on Kentucky Lake this weekend for what organizers hope to be the largest college bass tournament of all-time.  

The inaugural FLW college tournament is open to all eligible college teams, regardless of division or location. The event is free to any college team. 

Murray State University will be represented by Seth Brock and Lance Freeman.  

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Henry County has a population of just over 32,000, an unemployment rate of 9.13% and plenty of room to grow, according to the Henry County Alliance. He says Henry County sits on one of the world's largest - and purest - ball clay deposits, largely untapped. From a retail standpoint, several establishments have opened up including CVS Pharmacies and Steak & Shake. A Hardees is currently under construction and a national chain restaurant may be arriving in the next couple of years as new strip centers are completed. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with David Hamilton, CEO of Henry County Alliance, for a general economic outlook for Paris and Henry County initiatives.

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Four lakes in Kentucky have been ranked among the top bass fishing sites in the country.

Bassmaster Magazine designated the pair of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley as the 18th location based on fish catch rates, input from wildlife agencies, and countrywide polling.

Boating Accident on Kentucky Lake Kills Fisherman

May 10, 2013

A fisherman was killed in a boating accident Thursday afternoon on Kentucky Lake near Marshall County. Timothy Alan Clippard, 51, of Jackson, Mo., was steering his boat under the Eggners Ferry Bridge when he struck an underwater pier structure.

Fishing has really started to pick up lately. Maybe fish can sense that summer is almost done, and the lean days of winter aren’t that far away. For whatever reason, the bass are on the prowl on the ledges and starting to move in some toward the coves and points. Good catches have been reported on crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads on the ledges and main-lake points, and a few topwater fish are coming in the back ends of coves.

KY High schools adding new sport: bass fishing

Jul 5, 2012

Kentucky is gearing up for its first season of high school bass fishing.  Next spring, a skillful flick of the wrist for casting a line or reeling in a big one could land students on school teams competing for the state championship. 

In this week's FLW Fishing Report Scott Ellison says fishing conditions will improve as the water level rises.

Kentucky has been the home of bass fishing for some time, and while the sport is a statewide obsession, not until this year has it been officially incorporated into the high school sports spectrum. The Kentucky High School Sports Association made a decision last month to include bass fishing as a varsity sport across the commonwealth.  Drew Adams has more.

Afternoon Round-Up 2/22/12

Feb 22, 2012

Local, State, Federal Legislation:

Last week, the South Fulton city commission passed the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the fire department to respond to rural fire calls.

Governor Steve Beshear's constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky passed the Senate's State and Local Government committee 7-4 today.

Kentucky is the second state in the nation to adopt Bass Fishing as a varsity high school sport. Illinois was the first.  The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) reports the inaugural season will begin February 2013 and end in April, culminating in a state championship at the Land between the lakes. KHSAA Sports Information Officer Elden May says there are many entities which are looking to assist in funding.