Teddy Carr Claims Potomac Victory
By Joe Angelone
26 July 2009 - La Plata, MD. - Day one proved to be a rewarding day for the anglers. With 100 percent of the field bringing fish to the scales it proved the bite was on and the anglers were in the right places to take advantage. On day one, the boaters side of the competition saw the top ten anglers coming in with 15 lbs. or better with Bill Kramer bringing in 19.19 pounds to take the lead, just .12 lbs ahead of Teddy Carr. On the co-angler side we had 4 anglers in double digits with just a 3 fish limit. David Williams had a limit of 3 fish that tipped the scales at 11.80 lbs. just 14lbs. ahead of William Bitto. It was apparent that day 2 would be interesting.
On day 2 Bill Kramer brought in 14.08 pounds to claim an early lead with 33.27 pounds total, that would hold up almost to the end. Teddy Carr came to the scales needing 14 pounds and some change to take the lead. In his words Bill would be tough to beat but Teddy gave it his all. With a weight of 14.44 lbs. he reached a total of 33.51 lbs. to take over the lead and claim the 1st Place check for $5,000. Teddy found a location just 75 yards long on the great Potomac that had a hump with weeds on it. Teddy used a variety of baits to catch his winning weight and credited several of his angler friends for giving him the space he needed to continually work that specific area. He took over the 1st place lead from Bill Kramer, dropping Bill to 2nd Place by just .24 lbs.
Richard Jenkins caught the biggest bass of the tournament with a 7.01 lb lunker. Nice job Richard!
On the co-angler side of this competition, David Williams brought in another big bag of fish weighing 11.90 lbs, slightly heavier than his first day total, bringing his grand total for the two days to 23.70 lbs. for 6 fish. He credited his boaters from both days for listening to his advice and going to the areas that he suggested. Congratulations David on winning 1st Place!
William Bitto had another good day on the water finding 8.29 lbs bringing his grand total for the two days of competition to 19.95 lbs. to remain in 2nd Place.
He also claimed the co-angler big fish award with a 6.78 lb. bass.
The North East crew would like to thank all the Anglers for fishing with us this year. We are hoping to see you all again next year. To those anglers that finished in the top 40 we will be seeing you at the Regional Championship right back here on the Potomac in October. Good luck, be safe, keep a tight line and we will see you soon.