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11-POUND BASS RAISES THE BAR
Adam Craig of Buchanan may
have had his best fishing day of the year last week and the season just
got started. In fact, it may have been his best fishing trip ever as he
sure raised the bar for bass anglers around here with the trophy catch.
While fishing Kentucky Lake in one of the weekly afternoon buddy bass open
events he boated to one of his hotspots and tossed a Bill Lewis
Rattle-Trap out in shallow water and slowly cranked. The blue and gold
colored crankbait fell prey to a lunker largemouth to the tune of 11.05
The list of area bass anglers who have landed a largemouth from Kentucky
Lake exceeding the 10-pound threshold is pretty short but there are a few
entries. Raise the bar up to 11 pounds and it’s a rather elite list. Make
that extremely elite.
Needless to say Craig’s catch was the big fish of the afternoon and helped
him win that day with a total stringer weight of 19.99 pounds. Yet the win
was a moot point as the trophy bass catch of a lifetime is still on his
mind. It was indeed his biggest bass ever.
And yes, he does plan to have the trophy mounted as it already has a date
with Paris taxidermist Dickie Wooten.
Craig fishes a lot of local tournaments and also competes in FLW’s
Wal-Mart BFL Division. Last Sunday he was casting away in the LBL Division
event here on Kentucky Lake after catching the big fish the previous
Unfortunately, he had used up his luck on the big fish earlier in the week
but he said he was glad to have landed the lunker even if it wasn’t during
a big tournament as the catch alone was more than enough payback.
“I’ve seen a lot more big bass come from Kentucky Lake the last two years
but it’s even sweeter when one of them is on your own line,” said Craig,
who often fishes buddy event with his dad Spencer of Paris.
Congratulations to Craig on the big bass as he will be the talk of the
tournament trails for quite some time as to big fish honors and rightfully
so. After all, how many people do you know that have landed an 11-pounder
from Kentucky Lake?