After Day 1 of the High School Championship, Noah Pescitelli and Thomas Zaczek of Mill Creek High School are sitting in 5th place!
We saw a lot of boats clustered together, sharing water, so we went over to check out the action. For a while it was slow, but our patience was rewarded. Alex Rigg and Wyatt Armstrong from New Mexico put on quite a fish catch for the camera. Wyatt hooked into a fish and his reel malfunctioned so he started hand lining in his fish. After a couple jumps he managed to keep it on and his partner, Alex Rigg, netted the keeper. This culled for them and definitely brought some laughter to their boat.
I just pulled up on the LaPlata Bass Team of Michael Nutter and Evan Charles from Maryland and, as I do, they boat their first fish of the day. It's a solid keeper and it's a sign of life from them as it's been tough so far.
"Man we haven't fished like this all year. We would still have our Power-Poles down in Maryland."
Obviously Kentucky Lake is showing it's tough side to some teams, but with the halftime starting, some teams get to regroup.
So far this morning I have seen numerous techniques being used out on Kentucky Lake. From big worms, jigs, crankbaits and spoons to topwater, swimbaits and spinnerbaits. Looks like these high school anglers have found the water they are comfortable in and they are plugging away.
Just found the team of Jake Lee and Jake Mashburn from Clinton, Tenn. If the names sound familiar it's because they won the High School Classic on Lay Lake earlier this year and the Douglas Open last month. They already have five in the boat and are hanging around the 15-pound mark right now. We were told by their boat driver that they are catching their fish on a pack of baits their girlfriends got them. Those girls are keepers if you ask me!
Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn of Clinton High School (Tennessee)
We left the ramp and found some fishermen not far from the launch. One of the teams caught some early. The team of Zeke Gossett and Hayden Bartee from Pell City, AL already have a limit this morning. It's not big but they are pleased with the early success. They are big fish hunting now.