KHSAA Fishing Championship: Day 1

Whatever your thoughts are on competitive high school bass fishing – and opinions vary – if you’d witnessed the weigh-in Friday of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s first ever bass fishing championship one thing would be beyond debate: These kids can fish.

Thirty-seven high school teams fished Kentucky Lake today – most of the time in a cold, steady rain. The Day 1 leaders, Zach Warner and Ridge Porter from Muhlenberg County (Ky.) High School, hauled in a 16 pound 3 ounce five fish limit. They weren’t the only competitors who found fish. Less than four pounds separate the top 13 places (three teams are tied for 10th at 12-10). Every team brought at least one fish to the weigh-in.  Fifteen teams weighed limits.

Three five pounders were caught. The largest was 5-12.

Full Day 1 results are at

The championship concludes Saturday, weather permitting.