Bass fishing tournament happening at Lake Murray this weekend | Lexington

Bass fishing tournament happening at Lake Murray this weekend | Lexington
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Bass catchers and fans of the sport have seemingly developed a strong affinity for Lake Murray.

The waters at Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity are filled with popular species, making it attractive for fishermen worldwide. With over 650 miles of shoreline and over 12 species of fish, including largemouth bass and striper, Lake Murray attracts many visitors for recreation and tourism along its shores.

“We are known for great bass fishing and the wonderful facilities that we have at Dreher Island State Park,” said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City Lake Murray Country.

The friendly waters were the site of the first of two planned fishing tournaments this past weekend. A total of 150 entries took place in the three-day Phoenix Bass Fishing Regional Championship, presented by T-H Marine.

An estimated 1,800-2,500 spectators were expected in attendance. Once the final count was held, Tyler Trent (pictured) came away with the top prize of…

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