FISHING: Pearman, Morris edge Baker, Perry to win Make Me A Star tournament

LaRue County’s Wyatt Pearman and Evan Morris captured the Fishing University’s “Make Me A Star” team challenge.

With the win came with a four-year tuition scholarship from Bethel University as well as a spot on the Bethel Wildcats Fishing Team — the No. 1 college team in the country, the $10,000 Nick Huntley Memorial College Scholarship and prizes from each of Fishing University’s sponsors. The pair had a total weight of 12.55 pounds.

“When we got the call that we were one of the top two teams and would actually get to fish with Charlie (Ingram) and Ray (Braizer), we started studying about Watts Bar lake since neither one of us had fished it before,” Morris and Pearman said in a release. “We tried to find out the types of fishing that would work best, the depth of the lake, types of vegetation, and water temperature. When we got there and saw there was lots of grass and docks, we knew we wanted to fish with spooks and square bills — then Charlie said we might be better off using chatter baits and square bills, and that change paid off.

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