Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Local youth Scotty Hagan has qualified and is ready to fish in his second B.A.S.S. Jr World Nationals. Scotty also qualified last year for the2018 B.A.S.S. Nation State qualifiers.
The tournament will be held on Carroll County 1,000 Acre Lake in Mackenzie, TN. Scotty is allowed to pre-fish until July 20th and then tournament waters go off limits until August 3rd-4th. On August 6-7th Scotty will represent the state of Kentucky along with one other co-angler. He will be competing for scholarship money among other prizes. Weigh-in will be live on Bassmaster.com.
“All of Scotty’s family and friends are excited for his opportunity again to fish against other youth ages the 7-14 that are the best in the country,” said Carlet Hagan, Scotty Hagan’s mother. “We invite all to join in the fun of watching the weigh-in, as hopefully all of the first year jitters are behind him and he can focus on the task at hand of catching big fish.”
According to Carlet, Scotty’s brother Mason Hagan missed fishing with him in the finals by just ounces this year. She stated that with the new team format next year, she expects the brothers to be qualifying more as the years go by.
Scotty is the son of Raymond and Carlet Hagan of Mammoth Cave.