Brandeis Customer Appreciation Fishing Tournament at Lake Barkley


We had an awesome fishing tournament at Lake Barkley and all because of our wonderful customers! We kicked it off with with dinner at The Lee Jones Center in Eddyville, KY. BBQ served by a local Paducah team, The Brotherhood, was served along with some “home cooking” by Brandeis’ Jeff Weihe and Dwight Dunn. tons of swag was given away. Thank you to Komatsu and Epiroc for helping make this tournament possible. A special thanks to our speakers, Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White and Ben Parker of Parker’s Outfitting. Mr. White addressed the group on the Asian carp issue while Mr. Parker brought a ton of information about local fishing conditions. 

The tournament started at 5:30am at the boat ramp where we launched 78 boats. And we would be remiss if we didn’t say thanks to the McCracken County Mustangs Bass Fishing team for conducting our weigh-ins and returning the fish to lake. We finished up the day with fried chicken. Thank you again to our amazing customers for coming out and letting us spend time with you.

Congratulations to our winners! 

Total Weight Winners 

Place ParticipantsTotal Weight (lbs) 
#1 Jerry Bond (Waggner) & Drew Lynch (Clark Dist.) 13.08
#2Neal Risley & Chris Beaudrie (Tri-State Construction) 13.01
#3Jeff O’Risky (O’Risky Excavating) & Bill Nix (Nix Companies) 12.06
#4Kasey Alexander (Alliance Coal) & Bryan Fuller 11.13
#4Danny Wooten (Foresight Energy) & Jerry Wooten (Alliance Resources) 11.13
#5Gary Martin (Corps of Engineers) & Tyler Martin (LG&E Energy) 11.07

Big Fish Winner

Place ParticipantsBig Fish (lbs) 
#1 Bill Nix (O’Risky Excavating) 6.09