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KENTUCKY LAKE BASS TOURNAMENTS
TWO RIVERS BASS CLUB EVENTS
Two Rivers Bass Club of Henry County will have a series of open
tournaments this spring and summer. All events are held on Sundays
beginning with the season opener on March 3rd and held every two weeks
Entry fee is $40 per boat with 80 percent payback to the field. A $10 big
bass pot is offered as well. Tournament hours will be first light until
noon as all are half-day events. All tournaments will be held out of Paris
Landing State Park marina.
For tournament entry and information contact Shane Barker at 731-514-3325.
19th annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass
This year’s edition will be held Saturday, May 11, at Kentucky
Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing, Tenn.,
State Park. Last season’s tourney drew 264 boats.
Twelve thousand dollars in prize money will be awarded with a guaranteed
first-place prize of $5,000. Second-place is guaranteed $1,500. Third and
fourth-place will receive $1,000 and $600, respectively. The top 25 places
will receive prizes.
Each individual entering the tournament has the opportunity to win the
grand door prize, a $12,000 credit for a Mercury 150L 4S motor. In
addition, other door prizes will be awarded.
The tourney will begin 6 a.m., May 11, although all contestants must be
checked in between 4-5:30 a.m., with a mandatory meeting on the water at
5:45 a.m. Pre-registration entry fee is $110 per boat (two people per
boat), $125 after noon, Friday, May 10.
Fishing with artificial baits only is authorized with no motor trolling
allowed. A five-fish limit per boat exists.
The Governors Club will serve sausage biscuits prior to the tournament and
hamburgers and hot dogs at weigh-in.
Weigh in will begin at 2:30 p.m. and boats launching will take place in
order of postmark of entry form. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted
bass measuring 15 inches (with mouth closed) will be weighed.
Last year, the team of Kevin Tidwell and Eric Shelton—their first year as
partners—captured the $5,000 first-place prize with a five-fish weigh-in
of 24.78 pounds. The haul was more than three pounds more than
second-place finishers of Don Anelunde and Ava Robinson, who took home
$1,500. Tidwell and Shelton also were in the big-bass pot, claiming nearly
For entry form and more information, stop by the APSU University
Advancement office or call (931) 221-7024 or (931-221-7127), between 8
a.m.-4:30 p.m. After business hours, call (931) 624-2909 or (931)
436-1044. In addition, all this information, including the entry form, is
available at the APSU athletics web site: www.LetsGoPeay.com.
WOUNDED WARRIOR BASS TOURNAMENT
Registration is being accepted for the Fourth Annual Wounded
Warrior Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake,
Saturday, May 18.
The tournament format will be a 3-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize
of $2,000. Cost of the tournament is $110 per boat and those who register
by the end of the day on May 1 will receive a free T-shirt. Cost of the
tournament is $120 per boat after May 1.
The tournament benefits the Wounded Warrior Program and the Tennessee
Wildlife Resources Foundation. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
serves as one of the sponsors of the event.
To register for the event or for more information, go to the Foundation
website at www.twrf.net or contact Bill Terry at (615) 878-5099 or by
COUPLES’ BASS TOURNEY UPDATE
SEATONS WIN COUPLES TOURNAMENT
David and Sharon Seaton of Paris won the Toyota Tundra American Couples
Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Kentucky Division 8 tournament,
held 14 April 2013 on Kentucky Lake.
Running out of Paris Landing they caught 5 bass weighing 22.20 pounds with
a 5.45 pound kicker. For the victory, they earned a check for $585.
Second place went to Luke and Jessica Millraney of Paris who caught 5 bass
weighing 20.62 pounds anchored by a 5.54 pound kicker, that resulted in
big fish of the tournament. They pocketed a check for $390.
Third place went to Mike Wasden and Erica Bratsche of Paris for 5 bass
weighing 16.66 pounds.
Fourth place went to Ed and Michelle Rounsville of Indiana for catching 5
bass weighing 16.21 pounds. Donnie and Lila Williams of Paris rounded out
the top five teams with 5 bass weighing 15.46 pounds.
Luke Millraney won the men’s big fish contest with a 5.45 pound lunker.
Sharon Seaton of Paris won the Ladies Big Fish title with a 3.93 pound
The next divisional tournament will be held May 5th on Barkley Lake out of
Dover. The top angling couples from across the nation earn the right to
compete in the annual American Bass Anglers Couples Series National
For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222 or log onto
DAVIS WINS CLUB TOURNEY
Chris Davis of Paris barely edged out Tommy Millraney last
weekend in the Henry County based Tennessee Valley Bass Club’s tournament
out of Paris Landing State Park. Davis weighed in a limit weighing 17.02
pounds. Trailing closely was Millraney’s stringer weighing 16.85 pounds.
Big fish of the club tournament was a6.24 pound largemouth taken by Brian
HEHN BROTHERS WIN AGAIN
From the local bass fishing scene comes word of the mid-week buddy
tournament on Kentucky Lake held Wednesday afternoon. Taking the top spot
were brothers Jack and Bob Hehn of Paris with a nice stringer weighing
19.75 pounds. They also boated the big bass of the afternoon event
courtesy of a 5.77 pound largemouth.
Trailing closely was the dynamic duo team of Leon Rogers and Roger
Buffington with 19.20 pounds, followed by Larry Dunlap and John Smith with
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.
The first tournament will be held March 10 out of PLSP, followed by a
second event on March 30.
“American Couples Series Team Tournaments for Couples is a series that
Stephanie and I have fished for the past couple of years,” said Archie.
“Series is very enjoyable a good time for couple to share the water.
Generally after every tournament we all will have a dinner somewhere.”
Entry fee for the tournaments is $100 with a $10 optional big bass pot.
There are 14 divisions in the ACSTT and it is a Triton Gold sanctioned
series. There is a championship at the end of the tournament trail with
the top 200 teams from across the nation advancing.
For additional information on the local division contact the Archies at
731-336-4938 or log onto
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 March 23, May 4, and July 20, 2013 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