Click here to continue 1 / 47 The 5th Annual Bradley Roy High School Open was held Saturday, Sept. 30. 2 / 47 The Friday night registration was held at Angler’s Outpost & Marine in Danville, Ky. 3 / 47 There were 94 teams consisting mostly of two anglers and a boat captain fishing the event, its largest field to date. 4 / 47 Bradley and Anthony Roy addressed the teams. Also speaking to the group were Hank Patton with USA Cares, Stacie Walker with Prym1, Campbellsville College bass fishing team coach Tommy Hall. 5 / 47 First Southern National Bank fed the overflow crowd. 6 / 47 Bradley Roy and the Perry Central fishing team take a picture for Instagram (@bradleyroyfishing). 7 / 47 Teams got their boats in the water early and displayed skills and preparation that would make even pro tournaments proud. 8 / 47 The national anthem was played and teams were ready for the 7:20 a.m. takeoff. 9 / 47 High school fishing is serious business in Kentucky, where it holds a sanction status with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. 10 / 47 Each year there are more and more girls fishing the event. 11 / 47 Anthony Roy sends the teams out in two flights. 12 / 47 Boat captains are key to the growth of high school fishing. 13 / 47 A cold front took the temperatures down to the 50s at takeoff but it warmed to the low 70s – a perfect fall day. 14 / 47 Some teams started near the ramp. 15 / 47 The early topwater bite was reportedly a key to a solid finish. 16 / 47 A small fish is released. 17 / 47 The second-place team of Jordan Smallwood and Evan Fields. 18 / 47 They reported catching over 50 fish on the day. 19 / 47 An angler looking for the topwater bite. 20 / 47 A team cranks parallel to the bank. 21 / 47 Moving around and covering water is a skill learned on Herrington Lake. 22 / 47 Another boy and girl team fish a point. 23 / 47 Crankbaits were a frequently-thrown bait. 24 / 47 Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass were weighed in. 25 / 47 Spinnerbaits are a proven choice on Herrington. 26 / 47 Pockets off the main river were holding baitfish but not in huge numbers. 27 / 47 Here is another small fish shy of the 12-inch limit. 28 / 47 Teams moved around frequently in search of their limits. 29 / 47 Spinnerbait tossing continues. 30 / 47 A Burgin High School team takes a second to say hello. 31 / 47 An overhead shot of the second-place team from 2016 who qualified to fish the 2016 National Championship as one of the two qualifying teams from the event. 32 / 47 Teams began arriving for the first flight’s check-in time of 3:15. 33 / 47 The second flight was due in at 3:30. 34 / 47 Boats were trailered and fish brought to the scales. 35 / 47 The crowd watches the teams weighing their fish. 36 / 47 Door prizes were handed out from Shimano, USA Cares, Mercury, Triton Boats, Prym1, Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, Angler’s Outpost & Marine, First Southern National Bank, Neat Trucking and B.A.S.S. 37 / 47 A solid smallmouth weighed in by Kyle Roy (Bradley’s first cousin) from Russell County. 38 / 47 Garrard County team members have their picture taken. 39 / 47 Garrard County’s Steven Browning and Noah Wagoner weighed in a limit for 12.83 including the big bass of 4.87. 40 / 47 Boyle County’s Sam Clark and Hannah Wesley finished fourth with 7.82. 41 / 47 Jordan Smallwood and Evan Fields of the Collins/Shelby team brought in 12.78 just .05 behind the winning weight. 42 / 47 Third place went to Blake Harold and Cameron Cochran from Madison Southern with a limit for 8.56. 43 / 47 Amanda Bush from Southwestern fished her way to sixth place with this 4.21 lunker. 44 / 47 You just have to love seeing kids with a positive attitude. 45 / 47 Corey Skaggs fished the first two Bradley Roy High School Opens. Now a student at the University of Louisville, he works with a company called The Leash. He awarded a certificate for the safety device to the winning team boat captain. 46 / 47 The second place team of Smallwood/Fields earned one of two spots available for the 2018 Bassmaster High School National Championship and took home a Hydrowave from T-H Marine. 47 / 47 The winning team of Browning/Wagoner took home top honors as well as a custom rod building kit from Mud Hole Custom Tackle, rod blanks from MHX and prizes from Triton Boats, Cabin Creek Bait Co. and D&L Tackle.