According to reports Trey McKinney and Rich Cheatham, a 16 year-old angler and his coach, took first place in the Bass Championship National Tournament in Dayton, Tennessee. The two were able to land over 40 pounds of fish during the two-day event.
McKinney told reporters, “First spot we pulled up, we caught a nice one, a really nice one, four something plus, then the pieces started coming together and we ended up weighing about 18 points that day. Then the next day, we woke up ready to go and it happened.”
McKinney had landed a 9-pound large mouth bass. Cheatham added, “Trey caught that giant fish, a 9.20 large mouth, which is huge, right then I knew that could be the fish that pus over the top and gave us a chance to win.”
The prize for first place was a 20-foot, $70,000 bass boat.