It was a chilly morning in April as boats gathered around the dock at KenLake Marina for the first Kentucky High School Athletics Association bass fishing championship. The KHSAA added the co-ed sport-activity in February of 2012, making this school year its first. Forty-two teams from high schools around the state competed in the championship.
I have shot bass fishing tournaments in Alabama before and was looking forward to this. Sometimes things go just as you hoped and, well, sometimes they don’t. I wasn’t able to get on a boat and photograph the anglers actually fishing or stick around for the weigh-in, which happened later in the afternoon. Despite not seeing much of the action, I’m glad I went. Any day working outside is better than one inside. I learned what I would do differently next time, which will hopefully be soon.