London, Ky. (May 03, 2021) – On May 1, 2021, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London hosted the 5th annual Trooper Jason VanHook Memorial Bass Tournament at Conley Bottom Resort and Marina.
The tournament was an overwhelming success. I was amazed at the turnout. The event had 87 fishermen and raised $5,450 dollars for Trooper Island in Memory of the late Trooper Jason VanHook.
The tournament paid 8 places with the Big Fish winner being given a $250 dollar Lowes Gift Card. The first place winners were Doyle Epperson and Josh Muse both of Nancy, Ky. The total winning weight was 13.71 pounds. The first place prize paid $1,460.00 dollars.
The Kentucky State Police and the VanHook family would like to thank everyone who came out and fished.
Post 11, London would like to thank the sponsors.
- Forcht Bank
- Oliver Transportation
- Bimbo Bakery
- Cane Pole
- Pittsburg Marina
- Big South Fork Outdoors
- Advance AUTO
- Wings and Rings
- Dog Patch
- Center Target
- Kentucky Outdoorsman
- Martins Peterbilt
- Fishing Spot
Original News Release below:
London, Ky. (April 28, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 5th annual 2021 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 01, 2021. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY.
Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the tournament. You can also register the morning of the tournament.
Send registration forms by mail to: TFC. Scottie Pennington, 11 State Police Road, London, KY 40741. Phone # 606-878-6622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to: Trooper Island Camp.
All proceeds go to support Trooper Island Camp. Trooper Island Camp provides a free camping experience to low income, underprivileged and special needs children in Kentucky. Structured to encourage respect for law enforcement, it is intended to nourish the educational, physical and spiritual needs of all who attend.
Trooper Island Camp was established by the Kentucky State Police in 1965. It is located on a 34-acre island that is nestled on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Trooper Island is a non-profit entity, relying solely on tax-deductible donations from the public and fundraising events.