MASSENA, N.Y. (WWTI) — The final casts were brought in on the St. Lawrence for the Major League Fishing tournament on Sunday evening.
On the final day of the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, Rookie Cody Pike from Virginia claimed victory. Pike brought in a five-bass limit to the scale on Sunday and weighed in 22 pounds, 3 ounces to win the top prize.
According to MLF, over the four-days of competition on the St. Lawrence River, Pike had a four-day total of 20 bass weighing 82 pounds, 12 ounces, earning the win by a 1-pound, 12-ounce margin over Wisconsin Pro Matthew Stefan. Following his win, Pike took home $135,000 as well as a lucrative $35,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus.
“You don’t do this sport for the money, you do it because you love it,” Pike said to MLF after earning his win. “This is awesome – it’s like a dream. I’ve tried to make it here for so many years.”