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Richard Troncatti Claims Potomac Victory

Athens, Al - Richard Troncatti II of Quantico, VA weighed in five fish that weighed 15.27 pounds to win the Weekend Bass Series Maryland event May 17, 2014 at the Potomac.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant Richard Troncatti II squeaked out a victory on the Potomac River by finding a limit of fish that went 15.27 pounds.  "Because of the recent heavy rains most of the creeks on the river have turned very muddy.  I practiced two days this week, but found most of the usual spots dirtied up a lot.  I looked for clearer water with rock and spent the better part of the day swimming a black and blue swimjig along the rocks, catching most of my fish shallow from just a matter of inches of water out to about 4 to 5 feet deep," said Troncatti.  The win earned him first prize money of $2133.

The Boater Big Bass was caught by: Ernie Freeman 4.41 pounds

George Bizub Takes Potomac Co-Angler Side of Competition

Athens, Al - George Bizub from Toms River, NJ weighed in three fish weighing 11.23 pounds to win the Co-Angler division of the Weekend Bass Series Maryland event on May 17, 2014 at the Potomac.

George Bizub enjoyed a healthy margin of victory in the Maryland Division opening event on the Potomac River.  His three bass limit tipped the scales at 11.23 pounds. " Most of my fish came drop shotting plastics, with a few additional fish that ate Chatter Baits.  I spent the majority of my time working the edges of grass down to about 4 feet depths.  All in all I manaced to catch 10 or 11 keeper fish," said Bizub.

The Co-Angler Big Bass was caught by: Kenneth Henderson 4.12 pounds

For more information about this event or other Maryland events visit or contact the tournament manger Gary Conner at 256-230-5627.

At the end of the season, the best WBS anglers from across the nation will fish the 2014 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., from Nov. 12-18.

As a special Ray Scott Championship bonus, the Boater Division and Co-Angler Division champions will each receive entry fees and sponsorship into the one of two professional bass fishing series of the angler’s choice. The sponsorship includes entry fees into three professional events and sponsorship support. This sponsorship will put the champion within striking distance of one of two professional bass fishing championships.

At WBS events throughout the season, boater and co-angler competitors may also win hefty bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Royal Purple, MotorGuide and T-H Marine. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit

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