Rain washes out one tourney; another goes on

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By Shelton Young

 Well guys, we got through Mother’s Day all right, except for those of you who forgot!

For those of you who fell for a wife’s biggest lie i.e. “Don’t bother getting me anything this year,” I hope you learned your lesson!

As for me, I took the wife out Saturday, got her a charm for her Pandora bracelet then took her to lunch on Sunday.

Seem a bit excessive? Well I happen to love my wife, and, I’m hoping this softens the impact of my new trolling motor that I “might” have forgotten to mention to her!


Our Kids Fishing Day was a literal washout! The rain we had, and with the forecast calling for more, kept the “bouncie” people from being able to set up. No bouncies, wet and muddy kids! Throw in some lightening and you had everything necessary to re-schedule.

Jason Spalding will make the call on a date and it’ll be on the Mid-KY Bass Anglers website, Facebook and 100.9 FM. 

*I’ll have it in my article if it’s any time other than this coming Saturday!


Woodlawn Baptist Church held its annual invitational bass tournament on Fagan Branch last Saturday. When I got there they had about a dozen entries and after the Kids Fishing Day was re-scheduled they may have picked up a few more.

I didn’t get to fish, the one day a year I work is the Saturday before Mother’s Day, but did take them a set of scales!

Anyway, it was raining pretty good, but the guys were still going strong. It rained off and on all day.

When it was over a four-pound bag took first place, caught by Jason Spalding! This tournament was apparently run on lake rules, which allows an angler to keep six bass, outside the slot so Jason’s six bass weren’t big, just heavy enough. Ya see, like I said, Jason’s bass weighed 4.00.0-pounds. Second place finish weighed 3.99.6-pounds! That’s second by 0.00.4-pounds. That’s gotta hurt. But the team of John Wright and Josh Flowers took it in stride. I’d have cried!

Not that far back in third place, with a bag of 3.17.6-pounds was the team of Tony Purdom and Bobby Clarkson. They also had the day’s big bass with a fish weighing 11.4-ounces, yes, ounces.

Top three places separated by less than one-ounce. That’s awesome.


Coming up this Sunday, May 18, the Mid-KY Bass Anglers will fish Salem Lake in Larue County. This was originally scheduled for Willisburg but has been changed to Salem Lake! Launch is at 7 a.m. with a 1 p.m. weigh-in.

Then, the next Sunday, May 25, the Puddle Jumpers will fish Salem Lake. Hey, Mid-KY changed, Puddle Jumpers didn’t.

Again, launch is at 1 a.m. with a 1 p.m. weigh-in.

Come out and fish one, or both, tournaments.


Guess that’s it for now. Get out, enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer, stay safe and I’ll see ya next week!