A Photo Review of MRM Winners
Big fish are always abundant at the Mississippi River Monsters (MRM) tournament out of Memphis on the Mississippi River. Rookie and seasoned anglers alike agree that MRM is one of the tournaments that they most look forward to attending.
The American Catfishing Association Tournament Alliance event is scheduled for September 18, 2021, with many activities scheduled for the days before the event.
George Young Jr., the MRM tournament creator and director has great expectations for the 2021 competition.
“We are very excited for this year’s event,” said Young. “With members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, including director Bobby Wilson, along with distinguished committee members being in attendance, we want this year to be extra special. Together, Mississippi River Monsters along with Bill Dance Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops, and The American Catfishing Association, we will be awarding the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its dedicated director, Mr. Bobby Wilson with awards of appreciation.”
A lot of people have contributed to the success of the MRM over the years. None are more important than the anglers who have supported it. Beginning with the first event in 2016 each of the winning team is pictured below to remember some MRM history and to forecast what’s instore for 2021.
MRM 2016 – Masingale Brothers
The top 7 teams out of 184 entered broke the 100-pound mark with a 5 fish limit. The 2016 winners were Jason and Daryl Masingale with 151 pounds. Nearly two tons of Mississippi River Catfish, were weighed at the Sept. 10, 2016 event.
MRM 2017 – Masingale Brothers Repeat
The 2017 weighmaster recorded 325 fish weighing 5,165 pounds. Jason and Daryl Masingale claimed the title for the second year in a row with a total weight of 151 pounds at the September 16, 2017 event.
MRM 2018 – Benningfield and Eiselt
The Mud Island Ramp in Memphis had 153 teams launch for the September 8, 2018 event. Three Hundred Forty-one anglers brought 284 catfish to the scales that weighed 4,707 pounds. Rob Benningfield and Ricky Eiselt took bragging rights with five fish that weighed 142.36 pounds.
MRM 2019 – Terry and Lisa Gale Haraway
The 2019 MRM attracted 125 catfish teams from 20 different states. When the scales closed on Saturday evening September 19th, 217 catfish weighing 3,940 pounds had been checked by TWRA officials and returned to the river. In only their second trip to Memphis, Terry and Lisa Gale Haraway claimed top honors with a total weight of 128.34 pounds.
MRM 2020 – Jones, Long, and Sheppard
One-hundred and three boats from 17 different states fished the 2020 event. There were 253 anglers who brought 181 fish to the scale that weighed 4,368 pounds. The B’n’M Team of Hunter Jones, Adam Long, and Dustin Shepard claimed the top spot with 135.80 pounds.
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