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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 through October.

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 Tournament

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 another $1,000.

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:



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 or contact Bill Terry at (615) 878-5099 or by email:




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 bass.

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 Championship tournament

For more information, call ABA at (888) 203-6222 or log onto


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 Wilso


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 16.97 pounds.



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


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  or call tournament director Billy Cooper at 731-926-6919.




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