Jay Przekurat wins Rookie of the Year

Jay Przekurat had a dream. The 23-year-old Stevens Point, Wisconsin native didn’t grow up in a wealthy household, but did enjoy the support of a loving family and the benefits of a home range rich in angling opportunity. From an early age, Przekurat began to leverage those blessings with the fishing passions and knowledge of his father – accomplished walleye tournament pro and champion, Jason Przekurat – to construct his own angling destiny. Indeed, fishing shaped Przekurat into what he…

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Yesterday, Jay Przekurat stood before his family, fellow anglers and a stadium full of fans at the weigh-in of the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite Series on the Mississippi River. By qualifying at the close of Day Two, the 23-year-old Elite Champion smashed through yet another record and walked off the stage with a new trophy and his customary grin. His team back at Strike King and Lew’s are getting accustomed to seeing him with both. It has been quite a…

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It was only months ago that Wisconsin angler Jay Przekurat became one of the youngest competitors ever to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series. Not content with that, he set out on his rookie season with the Elites to smash through barriers and break records. On Championship Sunday, July 18, 2022, the rookie defied the odds and dominated a field of some of the best smallmouth anglers on the planet, battling his way to first place on his very first…

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NPAA Pro Jay Przekurat

At 23 years and 26 days of age, Jay Przekurat became the youngest angler to ever win a Bassmaster Elite Series event. And if that wasn’t enough, the Stevens Point, Wisconsin angler did it by catching and weighing the heaviest tournament total of smallmouth bass ever recorded. His history-making four-day bag of 102-9 was accomplished amidst a 90-boat field of the best bass anglers on earth on what many are calling the most prolific smallmouth bass fishery in the world.…

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The giant largemouth bass of Lake Fork can be stingy fish to locate, target, and catch due to their age and the amount of pressure the lake receives. But, with the clarity and efficiency of Humminbird MEGA 360 imaging®, it gave 6 out of the top 10 anglers in the Bassmaster Elite Series event the upper hand in tricking those giant Texas bass. Taking home the crown with over 113 pounds of Texas largemouth was Humminbird® and Minn Kota® Pro…

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