Morehead, Ky. — Two members of the Lawrence Co. Bass fishing team 8th grader Josh Methax and 7th grader Brady Nelson qualified for the state tournament at Cave Run Lake this past weekend after finishing ninth in Region 4.
Brady Nelson and Josh Methax
Methax and Nelson went up against 84 boats and finished ninth with top 20 making the state tournament which will be held at Kentucky Lake on May 7th and 8th.
Lawrence Co. Bass Fishing Team members consist of
Jake Lycans and Will Copley
Alex Strickland and Ethan Fields
Blake Marcum and Brody Diamond
Blake and Brody finished 23rd and barely missed the state tournament.
Josh Methax and Coach BJ Nelson with a huge Muskie they caught.
Lawrence Co. Bass fishing Head Coach BJ Nelson
“… Fishing was tough for us, only had one bite in practice and we went back to that spot where we had the one fish. And caught the 3 keepers from there. We were using crankbaits. Caught our 3 keepers before 8:00. We caught 9 for the day. Fish had to be 12 inches long to be weighed. If you could catch 5 fish you weighed your biggest 5 weigh in. They take total weight.
“… We had 3 fish for 5 pounds and 9 ounces. Had a big fish for 3 pounds 7 ounces that Josh Methax caught.”
“… Also right before the tournament was over we caught a big Muskie which the boys really enjoyed getting in the boat. It looked to be around 35 inches or so.”
“… We didn’t get to do many tournaments with the high school group this year do to Covid restrictions we are hoping next year for things to be back to normal.”
“… I have fished and had success in a couple tournaments even won a boat. But Yesterday was the best day I have ever had, enjoyed fishing in a tournament. It was a day that I or the boys will ever forget.”