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Casey County Wins Bassmaster Junior Series Event On Lake Cumberland

by: Emily Harley, B.A.S.S. Communications Manager,, B.A.S.S.

Landon Pierce and Korbin Neat, of Casey County (Ky.), have won the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Junior Series at Lake Cumberland with 4 lbs, 13 oz.
Photo by Brenden Kanies/B.A.S.S.
(Oct 4, 2020 - RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky.)

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.

2020 Bassmaster Junior Series Title Sponsor: Mossy Oak Fishing

2020 Bassmaster Junior Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2020 Bassmaster Junior Series Premier Sponsors: Abu Garcia, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Ranger Boats, Skeeter Boats, Talon, Yamaha

2020 Bassmaster Junior Series Supporting Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, Carhartt, Garmin, Huk Performance Fishing, Rapala, TNT Fireworks

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2020 Bassmaster Junior Stop Lake Cumberland 10/4-10/4
Lake Cumberland, Russell County  KY.
(BOATER) Standings Day 1

    Angler                                       Club/School                       Pts

1.  Landon Pierce - Korbin Neat                  Casey County                          0
  Day 1: 5   04-13   Total:   5  04-13
2.  Presley Lannom - Preston Maddux              Mt Juliet Fishing                     0
  Day 1: 3   04-05   Total:   3  04-05
3.  Lainie Holbert - Sarah Swindle               Riverside                             0
  Day 1: 3   03-06   Total:   3  03-06
4.  Peyton Davidson - Camden Randall             Mount Pleasant                        0
  Day 1: 3   02-15   Total:   3  02-15
5.  Brody Jones - Parker Batts                   Jefferson County Patriots             0
  Day 1: 1   01-09   Total:   1  01-09
6.  Annie Lassiter - Jameson Pursley             Warren Co Jr Anglers                  0
  Day 1: 1   01-00   Total:   1  01-00
7.  Miranda Ochs - Evan Bradshaw                 Russell County                        0
  Day 1: 1   00-13   Total:   1  00-13
8.  Miles Allen - Macgregor Allen                Meade County                          0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
8.  Mason Grose - Sailor Mckinney                Southern West Virginia Jr Bassma      0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
8.  Jaden Norris - Eli Van Ness                  Sullivan Middle School                0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
8.  Tre Smith - Gunner Wilson                    Garrard County High School            0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
8.  Mason Snider -                               Mount Juliet Fishing                  0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
8.  Chase Stubblefield - John Carson Cooper      Scotts Hill High School Juniors       0
  Day 1: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
 1         1        17        18-13
           1        17        18-13