The LBAA Arrives on Kentucky Lake
The Lady Bass Anglers Association will bring the third stop on the 2014 tournament season to Kentucky Lake on July 18 – 19 and once again they are met by Mother Nature’s constant change. As the ladies get in a few days of practice before the event they are fishing in a crazy Mid-July cold front and rain. Without fail, such is tournament fishing for the lady pros, who have overcame changing conditions at each stop of the 2014 trail. The two-day event begins on Friday for the ladies however they will be sharing the water with the student anglers of the Southern Slam High School Bass Trail that will be competing on July 19.The legendary bass lake will bring both tournament trails good opportunities to bring big limits to the scales.
Both events have been organized by Southern Sports Group. SSG is a sports marketing firm comprised of athletes passionate about developing business opportunities through athletic events. The SSG is known for creating marketing campaigns that effectively and creatively promote athletes in many sports such as softball and fishing. The Kentucky Lake event is just one of the exciting events SSG sponsors throughout the Southeast.
Kentucky Lake is the mainstream reservoir of the Tennessee River. The dam backs up about 160,000 acres of water making it the largest of the Tennessee Valley Authority reservoirs. The companion body of water is Lake Barkley which impounds 118 miles of the Cumberland River. These two bodies of water are connected by a channel near the dams of each reservoir. Both bodies of water will provide the LBAA anglers and the high school students with plenty of opportunities to catch fish.
This two day pro/am event of the LBAA will have pro-anglers competing to bring in the heaviest 5 fish limit comprised of any combination of largemouth, or spotted bass. Co-anglers are looking for the same species but only need 3 fish for a bag limit each day. The events touring together gives the high school anglers the chance to use the same scales and stage as the lady pros, fostering a sense of professional competition in each student. Today’s youth both boys and girls will soon enough be taking part in events such as the LBAA, FLW, and BASS. It is up to today’s professionals and their sponsors to open the doors for the youth that will keep their interest and public support in the great sport of bass fishing for years to come.
The lady angler in each division with the largest combined two day weight will be awarded the top cash prize for her division. One angler will also be awarded a $500 cash prize for the biggest bass of the tournament. Cash payouts in each division will be paid to every 1 in 5 anglers registering for the tournament. The first angler out of the money in each division will be awarded a gift certificate from Reaction Innovations.
The Southern Slam High School Bass Trail is your team's chance for your high school team to compete against teams from across the Southeast.
The tournament begins each day with the launch at “safe light” at the Kentucky Dam Marina Ramp. The check in at 3:00 PM with the weigh-in to follow soon after at Kentucky Lake Outdoors located at 163 Kennedy Avenue Calvert City, KY (270-395-0420). The ladies and the youth invite everyone to come out and support the events each day.