On July 17, the Bassmaster Elite Series crowned its youngest champion. If that wasn’t enough, Jay Przekurat also caught and weighed the heaviest tournament total of smallmouth bass ever recorded.
Wisconsinite Jay Przekurat had himself a day at the Bassmaster Elite Series’ latest stop in upstate New York. Przekurat became the tour’s youngest-ever tournament champion at 23 and its most successful smallmouth bass angler by weight. His massive 102-pound, 9-ounce haul on the St. Lawrence River made tourney history.
He beat out 90 boats piloted by some of the world’s best anglers to claim the win at the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite, which began on July 14. For Przekurat’s part, he’s taking it in stride as a step toward accomplishing his bigger goals.
Przekurat said of the victory:
It’s all still pretty surreal. Winning this tournament means a lot in terms of the goals I set for myself this year, which included winning Rookie of the Year (ROY) and qualifying for…