The North American Bass Challenge held its Big Fish event on Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing on September 16th. One angler was destined to walk away with $5000 plus in winnings with just a single fish. Anglers had four different, two-hour periods in which they could weigh one fish per period. Cash and prizes were awarded to the three biggest fish of each of the four periods and then the three biggest fish of the entire day were awarded more cash and prizes.
Carl Lee started off by winning the first period with a nice 3-10 lunker. Kimmy Perryman nearly doubled that weight to win period two with a huge green fish that weighed 6-02 pounds. Eric Law would have none of that and brought his 6-15 giant to win period three. The final period was taken by Coleton Jennings with a solid 4-00 largemouth.
Eric Law won the Overall division with the 6-15 lunker and claimed the $5000 cash prize. Kimmy Perryman took second overall and a nice prize package for his 6-02 he weighed in the second period. Barry Burton pulled double duty by finishing third overall for a 5-09 that was weighed in period 3 to claim some nice prizes. He then doubled up as he was the highest finishing Garmin owner and claimed the $500 Garmin Bonus Check.
The anglers were kind of split on how they were catching their fish. Some anglers said they were still finding quality fish in 8-15 feet of water, while others said there was barely enough water to cover the fins on the fish they were catching. Soft plastics and jigs were doing most of the damage on Kentucky Lake during the event.