The one that got away didn’t and the third time was the charm for Jay Wallen of Lexington, Kentucky, who, after finishing third the past two years, battled through to take the Hobie Bass Open win. This was year four of the tournament that took place on Kentucky Lake in Marshall County, Kentucky, June 10-11.

“I’m so happy I pulled it off so I can go to the Hobie Worlds 7,” commented Jay. “That’s what this whole thing is about. I just couldn’t be happier.”

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