Trey McKinny - Charger Fishing Pro

Trey McKinney

Pro Team Member Since 2019

Charger Model

210 Elite

Hometown

Goreville, IL

Top 10 Finishes

10

Faith…Family…and an unequalled passion for the outdoors…16-year-old Trey McKinney names these traits as the foundation for his extraordinary success as a youth tournament angler. Fishing with acumen beyond his age, in 2018 at the age of 13, Trey accomplished the unprecedented task of winning the TBF FLW Junior World Championship, the Junior Bassmaster National Championship, AND was the USA Bassin Next Generation Classic Champion, all in the same year!

Fishing from his home State of Illinois, Trey won the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation Junior Championship three consecutive years, and also won the Illinois Bass Federation Junior State Championship two consecutive years. Trey, at 16 years old, won his very first boat by winning the 2021 USA Bassin Bass Cat Classic Championship. Now, this 16 year-old prodigy has set his sights higher, fishing in the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League series in the Illini Division tournaments against adults. Trey was admittedly nervous when fishing his very first BLF tournament on Rend Lake in Whittington, Illinois, however he then felt completely at home after spectacularly finishing 3rd in that tournament. Following that success, Trey then placed 5th in the very next BFL tournament on Lake Shelbyville and is currently leading points for Angler of the year.

“Gonna be SMOKE on the water-this kid is on fire! Charger Boats is proud to congratulate Trey McKinney on his new 210 Elite and honored to have him on our team promoting our boats.  His accomplishments speak for themselves, and definitely will be one of the next big rising stars in the fishing industry.  Keep an eye on him, he one day could be the Bassmaster Champion!” – Joe Dorris

See The Boat
Charger Elite bass boat
  • 4th Place Blount County 1st Annual Bass Tournament at Guntersville
  • 18th MLF Toyota Series at Dale Hollow Lake, KY.
  • 1st Place Anglers Choice Tournament at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 24th Place USA Bassin Tournament of Champions at Chickamauga Lake, TN.
  • 4th Place USA Bassin Bass Cat Classic at Chickamauga Lake, TN
  • 35th MLF Toyota Series at Chickamauga Lake, TN.
  • 6th Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL Illini Division) at Shelbyville Lake
  • 19th Place Illini Team Trail at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 2nd Place Illini Team Trail at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 1st Place and Big Bass USA Bassin at Crab Orchard Lake, Illinois
  • 11th Place Illini Team Trail at Shelbyville Lake, Illinois
  • 1st Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL Illini Division) at Shelbyville Lake
  • 16th Place USA Bassin at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 3rd Place USA Bassin at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 16th Place Illini Team Trail at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 1st Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL Illini Division) at Rend Lake
  • 3rd Place Illini Team Trail at Shelbyville Lake, Illinois

2021

  • 3rd Place USA Bassin at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 5th Place USA Bassin at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 14th Place Illini Team Trail at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 10th Place Anglers Choice Tournament at Lake of Egypt
  • 11th Place USA Bassin at Cedar Lake, Illinois
  • 5th Place Illinois B.A.S.S Nation at Kinkaid Lake, Illinois
  • 8th Place Illini Team Trail at Lake of Egypt, Illinois
  • 18th Place USA Bassin Tournament of Champions @ Chickamauga, Tn.
  • 1st Place USA Bassin Bass Cat Classic @ Chickamauga, Tn.
  • 15th Place Anglers Choice Tournament at Lake of Egypt
  • 1st Place and Big Bass Illinois B.A.S.S Nation at Decatur Lake, Illinois
  • 1st Place & big Bass KFE High School Tournament at Lake of Egypt
  • 5th Place Illinois B.A.S.S Nation State Championship at Des Plains River, Illinois
  • 3rd Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League (Illini BFL) at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 5th Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League (Illini BFL) at Shelbyville Lake, Illinois
  • 17th Place Major League Fishing High School Championship @ Hartwell Lake
  • 19th Place SAF High School Fishing World Semi Finals @ Hartwell Lake S.C.
  • 17th Place Illini Team Trail at Rend Lake, Illinois
  • 21st Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regionals at Norfolk, AR (Tied)
  • 1st Place Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament Illini (BFL) at Shelbyville Lake, IL
  • AOY of Phoenix Bass Fishing League Illini (BFL) Youngest Ever to Win 
  • 1st Place Illini Team Trail Lake Shelbyville Lake, IL
  • 1st Place Illini Team Trail Lake Shelbyville Lake, IL
  • 3rd Place Tim Grounds Memorial 4 man Buddy Bass Tournament Lake of Egypt, IL
  • Illinois BBZJC State Champion
  • 2nd Place BBZJC championship on Lake Taneycomo