Jonathan Henry, a longtime guide at Lake Guntersville who competed on the FLW Tour in 2017 while battling cancer, died today. Henry was 36.
Henry was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that attacks soft tissue, in the fall of 2015, but continued to fish competitively. He competed as a co-angler on the FLW Tour for parts of four seasons before competing as a pro in 2017, when he earned $20,000 and finished 112th in points.
He won the Lake Guntersville Southeastern FLW Series in 2014, beating a star-studded field on his home pond with a 30-14 stringer on the final day.
For several years prior, he owned and operated the BassWhacker Guide Service at Guntersville.
Henry is survived by his wife Alison.
To read more about how he continued to compete while enduring all that cancer threw at him, click here to read a piece published on BassFan on May 10, 2017.