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Bluegrass Catfish Bash at Lynnhurst Open to Area Residents & Kids

March 18, 2019 | Staff Report

Fishermen and families of the Murray area and surrounding region are welcome to come and experience the first Bluegrass Catfish Bash held at Lynnhurst Family Resort on Kentucky Lake. The event will happen this weekend, March 22nd and 23rd, at the resort located at 270 Lynnhurst Drive in Murray.

Registration for the tournament is underway and new entries will be accepted until Friday evening. A hog-roast and Captain’s Meeting will take place Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The tournament starts at 7:00 a.m. Saturday. Three-man teams are allowed with $10,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Participants can enter in either the main boat division or a kayak division. A special Kids Derby will take place Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Dennis Helmuth, owner of Lynnhurst Family Resort, says this is a great opportunity for families with kids to experience fishing on Kentucky Lake.

“Having an event like this allows our local families the opportunity to get out and have some fun fishing for catfish. Kids can have a blast on Saturday morning with the Kid’s Derby. It will be a great experience for them,” said Helmuth.

Registration for the Kid’s Derby is free and is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. There are two divisions for the Kid’s Derby: a 5 to 10-Year-Old Division and an 11 to 15-Year-Old Division. Kids are encouraged to bring their own bait, tackle and poles. Those items will be available for purchase or rent. Prizes will be award for the winners of the Kid’s Derby.

Kentucky Lake is known as one of the nation’s top fisheries for gamefish and crappie, but Helmuth says catfish often gets overlooked.

“We’re trying to start a new tradition on this part of Kentucky Lake. There are no catfish tournaments in our neck of the woods. Catfishing is an underrated activity that people of all ages can enjoy. And there’s plenty of catfish in Kentucky Lake. It’s a species anyone can catch, including kids.”

Vendors will also be on hand Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about registration and entry fees, contact Lynnhurst Family Resort at (270) 436-2345.

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