The National Professional Fishing League held their 3-Day tournament on Wright Patman this last weekend with pro anglers from around the country competing. For the event’s winner, Texarkana native Ryan Satterfield it was “A dream come true” to win his first NPFL Tournament on his home lake, and a nice little prize of $100,000!
The three-day event took place over the weekend of April 21 to 23. In the end, there was a bit of controversy. Angler Barron Adams was originally named the winner and Satterfield placed second, but due to a mistake in Adams’ documentation and lack of a Texas Fishing License, he was disqualified from the event.
Ryan Satterfield was named the winner with a stringer weighing 50.4 pounds. This is Satterfield’s first NPFL Tournament win. We are so glad that he was able to do it here at home.
NPFL Media Releases:
A simple, honest mistake costs Barron Adams $100k. He was disqualified for fishing the tournament on Wright Patman Lake without a legal fishing license. During the post tournament polygraph, Barron was asked if he had a valid fishing license, which he replied, “yes.” He passed the polygraph. However, when asked to physically provide a copy or proof of his official license, he realized that after entering all of his information online (before fishing) he never fully completed the process. Therefore, he never received confirmation from the site and fished the entirety of the tournament without possession of the required license. Therefore, making Ryan Satterfield the NPFL official champion of Wright Patman Lake.
Texarkana local favorite Ryan Satterfield Fishing is the NPFL CHAMPION of Wright Patman Lake with a 3-day weight of 50lbs 4oz. Ryan has dreamed of winning a national event here on his home lake but never imagined it would happen this way. Initially, Barron Adams had been deemed champion, but shortly after weigh-in, it was discovered that there was an issue with his fishing license that led to his disqualification. Therefore, Ryan is the champion due to his 3-day weight being the second biggest.
Weigh in video: https://www.facebook.com/reel/913285076547510