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KENTUCKY LAKE BASS TOURNAMENTS
FLW SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
2017 Costa FLW Series Championship,
which will feature more than 200 of the best regional anglers from around
the world, is underway on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Nov. 2-4. The event
is highlighted by a top prize of $95,000 in the Pro Division, including a
new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and an
automatic qualification to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup – the world
championship of bass fishing.
Competitors qualified for the Costa FLW Series Championship through five
U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western
– and an International division that features anglers from Canada, China,
Mexico, South Africa and South Korea.
The highest finishing pro from each U.S. division and the
International division will qualify for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, along
with the overall top five finishers not already selected as the highest
finisher of a division. A total of 11 FLW Series boaters will advance to
the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup.
Weigh-ins will be held at the state park beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day.
. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Costa
FLW Series on Facebook at
Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on
Two Rivers Bass Club of Paris will host the annual Johnny Johnson and Paul
Steele Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 17 out of Paris Landing
State Park marina. Entry fee is $90 per boat with a $10 additional big
There is a $2,000 guaranteed first place prize plus a lot of door prizes.
Entries will be taken the day of the tournament from 4:30 to 5:30 a.m. For
tournament info contact Mac Brown at
AUSTIN PEAY BASS TOURNEY
The 24th Annual Austin Peay State University open buddy bass tournament
returns to Kentucky Lake on Saturday, May 13 out of Paris Landing State
Park marina. The event, which is a fund raiser for the athletic
department, is one of the bigger tournaments of the year as to
Entry is $120 if you register early; after noon on May 12 it increases to
$135. There will be $12,500 payback with first place earning $4,000 and
participants will win $2,000 in door prizes.
For entry info log onto www.LetsGoPeay.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TENNESSEE TEAM BASS
Tennessee Team Bass circuit will come to Kentucky Lake on April 30 for an
event out of Paris Landing State Park marina. The trail will be holding
eight events across the region on various lakes such as Barkley,
Guntersville, Percy Priest, Wheeler and Chickamauga.
Entry fee is $100 with a $100 one time membership fee. A year end classic
will be held in late October on a lake to be announced.
For additional info contact Tony Todd at 615-207-7499 or email
BIG STRINGER IN ABA TOURNEY
The team of Ben Cherry of Cottontown and Mark Kirby Gallatin won the
season opener of the American Bass Anglers Ram Plus Team Tour event last
Sunday out of Paris Landing State Park marina. Cherry and Kirby brought in
the winning limit weighing 29.04 pounds with a 6.75 pound kicker to win a
new 2017 Triton Boat with a Mercury 60hp four stroke outboard valued at
“We caught our fish using a black and blue jig fishing stumps. It was a
great day, we caught fish all day long and was able to cull up to the
weight we had,” stated Cherry.
Local anglers Tommy Millraney and partner Robey Allison placed third with
a 26.17-pound bag with a 8.69 pound kicker and took home $1750 for their
efforts. They also took home $610 for the big bass as well as $1,200 from
the High Stakes Option Pot given them a total of $3,560.
TENNESSEE TEAM CIRCUIT
Tennessee Team Bass Tournament Circuit will visit Kentucky Lake on April
30 for an event out of Paris Landing State Park. Entry forms and
additional info are available by contacting Tony Todd at email@example.com
or call 615-347-3674. The circuit is hold eight separate tournaments
across the region throughout the spring and summer with a yearend classic
slated for October 20-22.
Bass anglers who love the competition and want to make long range plans
are informed of The annual Paul Steele and Johnny Johnson memorial bass
tournament scheduled for Paris Landing State Park on June 17. A $2,000
first place is guaranteed. Tournament proceeds are donated to scholarship
and youth programs by Two Rivers Bass Club of Paris.
For entry and info call Mac Brown at 731-363-6247.
American Bass Angler series out of Paris Landing State director Houston McSwain at 615-405-0043.
WOUNDED SOLDIER BASS TOURNEY
To register for the event or for more information, go to the Foundation
website at www.twrf.net or contact Todd Spann (615) 642-6670 email
for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Kentucky
Division 8 tournament.
For additional information call tournament director Jeff Archie at
All ABA American Couples Series events involve a team format with each
team composed of one man and one woman. Although many married couples
compete together as teams, some teams consist of boyfriend and girlfriend
combinations, parent-child combinations or just two friends. Contestants
between 14 and 18 years old may participate with a parent’s written
For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222 or view the website at
www.americanbassanglers.com. For information pertaining to the Kentucky
Lake Couples, please visit their Facebook page or call 731-336-4938.
APSU BASS TOURNEY
It’s probably the biggest bass tournament of the year on Kentucky Lake in
terms of total boat participation.
For entry form and more information call (931) 221-7352 or log onto APSU
athletics web site: www.LetsGoPeay.com.
LBL DIVISION OF BFL
BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at
information call ABA at (888) 203-6222 or log onto www.americanbassanglers.com.
AMERICAN BASS ANGLERS
The American Bass Anglers tournament series
For information Archie at 731-336-4938.
TWO RIVERS BASS CLUB EVENTS
Henry County based Two Rivers Bass Club
For information contact
Bob Hehn at
STEELE/JOHNSON BASS TOURNEY
Two Rivers Bass Club of Paris host The Annual Paul Steele and Johnny
Johnson Memorial buddy bass tournament For additional info contact Mac
Brown at 731-642-3067
FISHERS OF MEN TOURNAMENTS
The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is a nonprofit,
nondenominational ministry whose mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to fishermen and their families through competitive and
professionally run fishing tournaments.
Several divisions make up the tournament series and the Tennessee west
division will hold events on
Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing State Park.
For entry information anglers can log onto
www.fomntt.com or call tournament director Billy Cooper at
BASS SERIES FOR COUPLES
Jeff and Stephanie Archie of Paris will serve as tournament directors for
a bass tournament series here on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes that caters to
couples. Seven separate events will be held this spring with six
tournaments going out of Paris Landing State Park and one event on Barkley
Lake out of Dover.
For additional information on the local division contact the Archies at
731-336-4938 or log onto
Sportsman's Digest Pro Team Trail
For more information about the trail please contact:
1470 Oak Grove Church Road
Mayfield, KY 42066
Mark Shelton (Groucho)
after 5:00 pm