Bradley Roy’s High School Open draws 200 teams

Roy’s event draws 200 youth teams to Cumberland

High school fishing is a big deal in Kentucky – 200 teams converging on Lake Cumberland to compete in the recent 7th annual Bradley Roy High School Open is proof of that.

The field consisted of 177 high school teams and 23 junior teams (6th through 8th grade), making it the largest high school event on record in Kentucky.

The event was moved from Herrington Lake to the more spacious Cumberland this year. The tournament is an officially-sanctioned high school event by the Kentucky B.A.S.S. Nation and kicked off the 2019-20 season for many of the teams. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provided a release truck and allowed for a special, one-day size limit waiver so 12-inch smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass could be weighed-in.

Two spots in the 2020 Bassmaster High School National Championship were awarded to Saturday’s top finishers: Andrew Haney and Blake Marcrum (Cardinal Fishing Team) and Micah Adams and Chase Rawlins (Estill County). The winners weighed a mixed-bag totaling 12.09 pounds. The big fish of the event, a 4.29-pound largemouth, was caught by junior anglers Zachary Hayes and Jase Greenwood of Oldham County.

Immediately following the weigh-in was when a twist came and really ramped up the intensity. Roy gathered the top 5 teams and immediately cut off any information gathering from other teams in the event. He then began preparing all teams for a fish-off on Sunday….Full Story At