The first ever VTF online fishing tournament concluded on July 12th, 2020 as a field of 28 competitors fished from Monday July 6th until the end of the event. Alec Rizk from Williamsburg, Virginia is the champion of the VTF Summer 2020 Circuit Event #1 with a 5 fish limit measuring 92”, a slim lead over 2nd place finisher Coty Wood from Hatboro, Pennsylvania with a 5 fish limit of 91.25”.
With a week of above average temperatures, Alec Rizk’s goal was to hit the water as much as possible and attempt to break 90” to gain post a top finish in the event and gain valuable VTF Angler of the Season Points. With very warm water temperatures, Rizk focused on targeting deep water the entire event. Since Rizk did not have long enough periods of time to put his boat in his local public lakes, he just fished from the banks instead. Rizk caught four of his five keepers he submitted by dragging an Okeechobee Craw Original Menace Jig by Menace Baits along deep sloping rocks and bluff walls. To finish out his limit, Rizk fished an Original Pulse Series Menace Jig by Menace Baits along submerged brush.
The VTF Summer 2020 Circuit is an engaging series of three 1-week online fishing tournaments held over the course of a three-month season. Anglers submit a limit of their longest bass and compete for big prizes while receiving points based off how they finish to compete for the coveted VTF Circuit Angler of the Season award.
Click here to view the event leaderboard and current VTF Angler of the Season Standings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EFmQvurenuuK5ZtYo_112lLsROZQb7Gvqps4NGxUWAM/edit#gid=1704081901