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100 pounds of tournament fish has son's champion father in awe

Jay Przekurat recently won the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite event at St. Lawrence River with totaling more than 100 pounds (102 pounds, 9 ounces to be exact), a series record.

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In this episode of the Northland Outdoors podcast, host Chad Koel talks with Jason and Jay Przekurat of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The father-son duo are tournament anglers with 23-year-old Jay leading all rookies on the Bassmaster Elite Series. His father, meanwhile, is a two-time National Walleye Tour season series champion and continues to tour.

Jay Przekurat recently won the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite event at St. Lawrence River with totaling more than 100 pounds (102 pounds, 9 ounces to be exact), a series record.

Jason, at the time, was fishing in another tournament but was keeping tabs on his son’s progression.

“I had a hard time staying focused on my own tournament, let alone you know, try and watch what he was doing,” Jason said.

Listen to how Jay caught on to fishing and how this family duo make it work as tournament anglers.

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