Shenandoah River Wrap up by Danielle Englund
Twenty three anglers joined us for our last regular season tournament of 2022 on the Shenandoah River – one of the few rivers in Virginia that flows from south to north. This is a special event for us, as we often have several anglers come out for just this one tournament each year. The fish were plentiful, with a good mix of smallmouth and largemouth caught, and many were very close in size. Over 170 fish were submitted, and many of the anglers finished with only .25” between them and the angler above or below them in the standings.
Kevin Flint, of Broadway, VA, took the win with 79.50”. Close behind were Dustin Good of Shenandoah, VA, with 77.50” and Victor Hendrix of Harpers Ferry, WV, with 76.00”. Rounding out our four paid winners was Adam Flint (yes, the brother of our winner) from Christiansburg, VA. Dustin Shifflett, of Port Republic, VA, took home the big bass prize with a 20.00” smallmouth.
With this final event complete and our points standings finalized, we are able to announce the three anglers who will be competing for the title of Angler of the Year at our Championship on September 17:
– Adam Flint
– Jonathan Graham
– Ryan Murphy
Nineteen anglers qualified to fish the Championship by fishing at least four regular season events. The names highlighted in orange on the points list below are those who qualified. If you believe you should have qualified or there has been an error, please reach out to us as soon as possible.
As always, we thank each angler who joined us for this event, and give a huge shout out to our title sponsor, Journey Outdoors.