The Casey County team of Landon Pierce and Korbin Neat secured the Mossy Oak Bassmaster Junior Series title on Lake Cumberland, catching a five-fish limit Sunday that weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces on their home waters.
Pierce and Neat advance to the Mossy Oak Bassmaster Junior Series National Championship scheduled for Oct. 19-20 on Carroll County 1000 Acre Lake in Huntingdon, Tenn.
“It feels great,” Pierce said. “This is our first tournament.”
Boat captain Dustin Neat was impressed with how well Pierce and Korbin performed.
“It was really amazing. These two kids did a great job,” Dustin said. “This place is tough. It’s off-the-chart tough for anyone, much less a fifth- and a seventh-grader. I’m super proud of these kids.”
Pierce said the team ran upriver and fished Caney Creek and the mouth of Wolf Creek most of the day. They used a Whopper Plopper, Korbin’s favorite way to catch fish, and a shaky head to boat eight total bass.
“We caught them great,” Korbin said. “All we had to do was cast in the right spot and they would come up and blow it up.”
Dustin added that he could tell the night before how excited his team was to get out on the water.
“They spent the night at my house last night and they were geared out. But they calmed down (this morning),” Dustin said. “They started off with a fish in the first five casts and had a good day.”
This tournament was hosted by the Russell County Chamber of Commerce and State Dock on Lake Cumberland.
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