May 12—Carson Fitzgerald and Blake McBrayer from Whitesville Trinity were three ounces away from winning the KHSAA Region 1 Bass Fishing Tournament two weeks ago at Lake Barkley.
“We quit out there 45 minutes early to get back in time,” said BJ Fitzgerald, the coach and boat driver for this Trinity team.
The Trinity team will be competing in the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Kentucky Lake. They were down there earlier this week in practice sessions for the state tournament.
“We fish from the Dam to the Highway 79 bridge which is in Paris, Tenn.,” BJ Fitzgerald said. “We’re practicing from the Dam to the 79 bridge Wednesday and Thursday.”
Trinity caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Fitzgerald was first in the big bass competition with 4 pounds, 3 ounces.
“It was a surprise,” Carson said. “We knew we had a big bag of fish, but we didn’t know if we had enough weight.”
Carson, a freshman, has been fishing in tournaments with his dad since he was…