Amory senior signs with Blue Mountain College bass team

Amory’s Kimbrough signs with Blue Mountain bass fishing team

Amory senior Jake Kimbrough has made history, becoming the first Amory student to sign a fishing scholarship as he signed with the Blue Mountain College bass fishing team on Thursday.

“I chose Blue Mountain just because of the atmosphere there, and I knew a couple of people on the team and had some family members who went there in the past,” Kimbrough said. “I know the team and the coach real well and just love the atmosphere of the school. It’s real small and everyone knows everybody, and they are real respectful to the students.”

Kimbrough started fishing competitively in 2016 and qualified for his first national championship in 2017, placing third. He has qualified for four more since then with three for TBF (The Bass Federation) and one for Bassmaster, including both national championships this year at Pickwick Lake and Kentucky Lake.