Fishing Team Fishes Their Way to Nationals

Chase Wyant and Connor Johnson

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In its second year, the LCHS Bass Nation Fishing club fished its way onto a state championship win.   

Nic Kuhn, senior, and Kyle Gannon, senior, won the State Championship while teammates Jacob Heater, senior, and Eythan Wenzel, former senior, captured the runner up position. 

It was a dope experience. We’ll be pushing to get back there next year, Kuhn said. 

“I learned a lot of new fishing strategies,” Jared Griffith, senior, said. 

The 8-member team said they gained valuable fishing experience and techniques. 

They are coached by Mr. Hunter McWhorter.  Each fisherman pairs up with another teammate and a boat captain to participate in a fishing tournament.   

The state tournament was conducted at Stonewall Lake April which gave the LCHS team a little advantage as it was their “home” fishing territory. 

In addition to the top two teams, the teams of Lucas Wright, Dakota Stout, Ryan Skidmore and Christian Mullins also qualified for the Nationals. 

All qualifying teams advanced to participate in the National Bass Fishing Tournament at the Kentucky Lake on the Kentucky/Tennessee border this summer. 

The team didn’t seem to have much luck at the National Tournament, but they all said it was a good experience and a good time for them. The B.A.S.S tournament was participated on Kentucky Lake.  

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