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MASSENA — Rookie Cody Pike of Powhatan, Va., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces to win the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit on the St. Lawrence River.

Pike’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 82 pounds, 12 ounces earned him the win by a 1-pound, 12-ounce margin over Matthew Stefan of Junction City, Wis, and the top prize of $135,000, including a lucrative $35,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus.

“You don’t do this sport for the money, you do it because you love it,” a very emotional Pike said after earning the win. “This is awesome — it’s like a dream. I’ve tried to make it here for so many years.”

The top 10 pros

Cody Pike of Powhatan, Va., 20 bass, 82-12, $135,000; Matthew Stefan of Junction City, Wis., 20 bass, 81-0, $30,000; Joey Cifuentes of Clinton, Ark., 20 bass, 79-10, $25,000; Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich., 20 bass, 78-6, $20,000; Jon Canada of Helena, Ala., 20 bass, 76-11, $19,000; John Cox of DeBary, Fla., 18 bass, 76-8, $18,000; Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., 20 bass, 76-6, $17,000; Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Mich., 20 bass, 75-8, $16,000; Justin Cooper of Zwolle, La., 20 bass, 73-7, $15,000; Aaron Britt of Yuba City, Calif., 20 bass, 71-9, $14,000.

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