16th Annual Muzzy Classic Sets Turn-Out and Pay-Out Records

16th Annual Muzzy Classic Sets Turn-Out and Pay-Out Records
Muzzy Classic winners Scott Baxter, Hunter Woods and Tommy Woods of “Thrills & Kills Outdoors” show off their fish take including their event-topping 70.9-pound grass carp. (Photo courtesy of Muzzy)

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — With a 33-percent increase in participants from last year’s tournament and a record-breaking 84 teams, the 16th Annual Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament, held April 25 and 26 in Guntersville, Ala., had some serious competition vying for the top cash pay-out of $10,000. This all was despite looming threat of major storms in the forecast. And while the storms split to the north and the south leaving mostly clear skies, cloudy waters along the fishable areas of the Tennessee River proved this tournament to be extremely tough for competitors, yet again.

In the end — with a massive 399.6 pounds of qualifying fish — Georgia’s three-man “Thrills & Kills Outdoors” team of Tommy Woods, Hunter Woods and Scott Baxter took the title and the grand prize of $10,000. This team also captured the award for the largest grass carp, coming in at 70.9 pounds and winning an Oneida Osprey bow. This whopping fish also took the overall Big Fish Title and a cash stash of an additional $1,850.

Second place and a $5,000 cash prize was awarded to the “BBB Bowfishing” team of Bob Esper, Bradley Britt and Brett Miller for their 379.5 pounds of fish. “Making Daylight,” the third-place team of Ken Lister, Glenn Ledbetter and David Stockstill claimed $1,300 for their 357.1 pounds of fish. This three-man Alabama team also took the title for the largest common carp weighing in at 31.6 pounds and winning a Mathews Drenalin bow.

Continuing the excitement were the wins for Bryan Hughes, Scott Jennings, and Robby Elliott, who won the Biggest Buffalo category with a fish that tipped the scales at 51.8 pounds awarding them a Cajun Sucker Punch bow outfit. Rounding out the Big Fish portion of the tournament, team 81, consisting of Ben Turner, Cody Turner and Robbie Robertson won the longest fish with a gar at 49.5 inches, which got them a new PSE Tidal Wave bow.


The annual Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament is the world’s most respected bowfishing tournament. Participants fished the 14-hour period from 6 p.m. on the 25th through 8 a.m. on the 26th in teams of up to four to compete for the $10,000 grand prize and sponsored equipment, totally nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes. The top three teams won cash prizes, while other participants won prizes from tables full of sponsored product. Every participant left a winner.


“We would like to thank everyone for making this the biggest and best Muzzy Classic ever,” said Mark Land, Muzzy bowfishing promotions and pro staff director. “This event grows each year, and Muzzy is extremely proud to be the event host for the 16th year. We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year an overwhelming success, from the participants to the sponsors and volunteers to the town of Guntersville. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.”

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

MLF BPT angler and former Classic champ Casey Ashley has been with Costa del Mar sunglasses his whole career. At ICAST 2019, he shows OSG writer Lynn Burkhead some new products and talks how to pick the right lens color for the water.

Simms

Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor Hoody

John Frazier of Simms Fishing Products helps OSG's Lynn Burkhead understand the new features of the new Simms' Solarflex Ultra Cool Armor sun protection hoody.

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

After making the switch to Berkley products heading into the inaugural BPT season, Edwin Evers tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead why Berkley baits played such a key role in his recent angling success.

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

Multiple time FLW Costa winner Jessi Mizell is no stranger to catching big Florida bass on a popping frog. As he tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, with the new 13 Fishing Omen Black baitcasting rod, the job just got easier.

Trending Articles

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some strategies. Catfish

Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options. Catfish

12 Great Catfish Baits

Jeff Samsel

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these great options.

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

See More Trending Articles

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.