Georgetown College Lands Big One
The title and big bass cap a great day of fishing for college bass fishing team
The Georgetown College team of Clay Elliott of Pikeville, Ky., and
Vincent Timperio of Corbin, Ky., won the National Guard FLW College
Fishing Central Conference event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes Saturday with
five bass weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the team
$5,000. The win also helped them advance to the Central Conference
“We actually didn’t get to do any pre-fishing,” said Elliot, who will
start his senior year in accounting at Georgetown College next fall. “We
had our GPS loaded with a bunch of spots and had to stop short of our
first stop this morning when we met a barge. We decided to stop the boat
right where we were and started fishing the point of a canal on Barkley
Lake to avoid the barge waves.
“We started throwing topwater baits, Lucky Craft Sammy and Gunfish, and
started catching solid bass that didn’t stop. We had our limit by 8 a.m.
I had a blast!
Elliott and Timperio have been fishing as a team for the past three
years and until today had not qualified for a FLW Conference
“We had to fish completely different from what we had planned,” said
Timperio, who will be a senior in business marketing. “We started
throwing topwater baits right away and were pretty surprised at how well
we did with them.
“I caught the 7-pounder,” Timperio continued. “I saw it chasing shad and
figured I could get it to bite. It was like a big explosion when it hit
my bait. The bass jumped out of the water and then we knew how big it
really was. I had just lost a 4-pounder on my previous cast so landing
this was redemption for the one I lost. It feels nice to finally make a
Rounding out the top five teams and also advancing to the Central Conference Championship are:
2nd: Indiana University – Dustin Vaal, Bloomington, Ind., and Steven Bressler, Fremont, Ind. (five bass, 16-0, $1,500)
3rd: Purdue University – Nicholas Schuetz, Loogootee, Ind., and Elliot Myers, Anderson, Ind. (five bass, 14-1, $1,000)
4th: Western Kentucky University – Andy Southard, Hanson, Ky., and Cody Napier, Lewisburg, Ky. (five bass, 13-9, $1,000)
5th: Murray State University – Vincent Campisano and Chad Branham, both of Murray, Ky. (five bass, 13-0, $1,000)