Morehead, Ky. — Reece Hughes and Blake Marcum of of the Lawrence Co. fishing team qualified for the state tournament recently.
Freshman Reece Hughes, Junior Blake Marcum
Hughes and Marcum finished 17th out of 88 boats in the region fishing tournament. They will fish in the state tournament at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville on May 11th and 12th.
Two other members of the team Josh Methax and Brady Nelson finished 20th and missed qualifying for the state tournament by one spot.
Freshman Reece Hughes, Junior Blake Marcum, Freshman Brady Nelson, Sophomore Josh Methax
Martin Co. also had two boats qualify for the state tournament.
Jerrod Haney and Brayden Blankenship finished 8th and Caleb Horn and Tanner Young came in 19th place.
Lawrence Co. Bass Fishing Head Coach BJ Nelson
“… Looking forward to going down with Blake and Reece for the state championship. This is Reece’s first year fishing with the Bass Team, Blake has fished with us the past two seasons. Both are excellent anglers and Blake has some college scholarship offers to fish. Going down looking to bring back another state championship like Noah West and Eric Price did in 2016.”
“… Brady and Josh was just outside making the top 19 that go to state finishing 20th. They caught over 30 fish on the day but only one was over the 15 inch size limit. They both have improved so much as anglers since we started a few years ago.”