Division Information

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Schedule Year - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

Bass Pro Shops Open Series
Maryland
Director: Rodney Michael
(256)497-0967

2019 Season Schedule
Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register Photos
4/13/19

Chesapeake Bay Anchor Boats Marina Photos
5/04/19

Potomac River Smallwood State Park
5/05/19

Potomac River Smallwood
6/01/19

Chesapeake Bay Anchor Boats Marina
9/28/19
9/29/19
Hudson River Catskill Ramp  

Division 21 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 John Vanore 4 20 978
2 Mike Moran 4 20 941
3 David Wilder 4 20 936
4 Maurice Reese Hudson Jr 4 16 923
5 Ryan Smith 4 17 917
6 Daniel Danny Rodriguez 4 16 912
7 Aaron Dixon 4 17 908
8 Scott Thomas 4 18 900
9 Joseph Booker 4 18 898
9 Michael Ertel 4 18 898
11 Christian Mazzola 4 15 893
12 Dale Gorrell 4 17 891
13 Andrew Heivly 4 17 886
14 Zachary Page 4 19 883
15 Jeffrey Bloom Bloom 4 16 878
16 Tom Knee 4 18 857
17 Otis Darnell 4 14 856
18 Melvin Smitson 4 14 840
19 Edward McSheffery 4 15 836
20 Leslie Ivins 4 12 827
21 Raymond Roux 4 10 815
21 Jason Vaughn 4 11 815
23 Franklin Arthur 4 14 764
24 Richard Rich VonNordeck Sr 4 14 736
24 Joe Joseph Thompson 3 15 736
(Co-Angler)
1 Roland Gittings 4 11 939
2 David Williams 4 10 935
3 Paul Kimball Jr 4 11 924
4 Justin Moffat 4 9 913
5 John Chacosky 4 11 907
6 David Wilt 4 10 906
7 Gregory Greg Callas 4 11 905
8 Pablo Velazquez 4 10 896
9 Patrick Saganich 4 11 894
10 Michael Slattery 4 9 892
11 Michael Saganich Sr 4 9 886
12 Kyle Slomba 4 10 885
13 Mark Buzz Marini 4 10 875
13 Troy Bowings 4 10 875
15 Matthew Raab 4 8 868
16 William Bill Ertel 4 7 842
17 Thomas Nolf 4 9 770
18 Emillio Victor Auriemma 4 8 751
19 Kevin Beaudean 4 7 743
20 Christopher Trovinger 4 7 734
21 Karl Wynn 3 9 726
22 Samuel Rineer 3 9 722
23 Robert Soley 4 7 719
24 Joshua Luko 3 9 708
25 Francis Daniels 3 9 700
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Division News


Pustizzi Takes the win on the Chesapeake

ATHENS, Ala. – Vincent Pustizzi of Pittsgrove, NJ won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Chesapeake Bay on 6/1/19. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East MD, Pustizzi weighed in a five bass limit weighing 19.97 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.77 pounds. He took home a check for $2500.00 for the win. 

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Rodriguez takes the win on the Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Daniel Rodriguez of Monkton, MD. won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Potomac River on 5/5/19. Running out of Smallwood State Park, Rodriguez weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.13 pounds. He took home a check for $5000.00 for the win. 

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Rice Wins $5500.00 on the Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – James Rice of Newburg, MD, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Potomac River on 5/4/19. Rice weighed in a five bass limit weighing 18.76 pounds. He took home a check for $5500.00 for the win

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John Vanore Wins Upper Chesapeake Bay

ATHENS, Ala. – John Vanore of Mullica Hill New Jersey won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Maryland event held on the Upper Chesapeake on 4/13/19. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East MD, Vanore weighed in a five bass limit totaling 22.82 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.95 pounds. He took home a check for $5500.00 for the win. 

I started out fishing shallow this morning putting four fish in the boat right away on a prototype Keitech jig said Vanore. Once the tide started going out I ran transition spots with a Keitech jig fishing in 8ft of water.

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Maryland Division Announces Rescheduled Date

The season opener for Maryland Division of The Bass Pro Shops Opens Series presented by American Bass Anglers, originally scheduled for 03/23/2019 has been rescheduled for 05/05/2019 at the Smallwood State Park.  All entries have been transferred to the new date unless anglers have requested otherwise.

For more information on this event call ABA tournament headquarters at 256-232-0406.

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Ken Thompson wins Again on the Chesapeake Bay

ATHENS, Ala. – Ken W. Thompson won his second tournament with the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE, Maryland Division, held June 2nd on the Chesapeake Bay. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East Maryland, the Roaring Spring Pa angler caught five bass weighing 23.00 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 5.24-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, He also had the big bass for the boaters at 5.24 lbs. Thompson took home a check totaling $5500.

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ABA Open Series NE heads to the Chesapeake Bay

ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its next event of the season on June 2nd, 2018, on the Chesapeake Bay.

The competitors will launch from  Anchor Boats Marina, located at 36 Iroquois Dr, North East, MD 21901.  Anglers may begin fishing at 5:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday, June 1st at Anchor Boats Marina. To register for this tournament, click here 

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 Hughes wins on The Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Jesepth Hughes of King George, VA won the American Bass Anglers Open Series NE region tournament, held May 12th on the Potomac River. Running out of Smallwood State park near Marbury, Maryland, Hughes caught five bass weighing 20.38 pounds. For the Boater Division victory Hughes took home a check for $5000.

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Ken Thompson wins on the Chesapeake Bay

ATHENS, Ala. – Ken W. Thompson won the American Bass Anglers Ram Truck Open Series NE tournament, held Date on the Chesapeake Bay. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East, Maryland, the Roaring Spring, Pa angler caught five bass weighing 25.54 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 6.08-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Thompson took home a check for $5000.

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ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River


ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the ABA Open Series will hold its next tournament on May 12th, 2018, on the Potomac River, Marbury, Maryland.

The competitors will launch at Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday May 11th at the tournament trailer. 

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ABA Open Series NE heads to the 
Chesapeake Bay- rescheduled from April 14th

ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the ABA Open Series will hold its next event of the season on May 5th, 2018, on the Chesapeake Bay.

The competitors will launch from  Anchor Boats Marina, located at 36 Iroquois Dr, North East, MD 21901.  Anglers may begin fishing at 6 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday, May 4th at Anchor Boats Marina. To register for this tournament, click here

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Maryland Open Series 04/14/2018 Tournament Cancelled


ATHENS, AL - The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory from 9 am EST Friday April 13 until 6 pm EST Saturday April 14. Due to this advisory, April 14 Chesapeake tournament in Maryland has been canceled. This event will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Our number one priory is the safety of our anglers, and we do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.   For further questions contact Jeff Randall at 256-777-6152.

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Arens wins on Potomac River

ATHENS, Ala. – Thomas Arens won the first event of the Maryland Division ABA Open Series March 31, 2018. Running out of Smallwood State park near Marbury Maryland, the Purcellville Va angler caught five bass weighing 21.87 pounds. He anchored his bag with a 6.16-pound kicker......

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Maryland Open Series Kick off March 31

Athens, AL. The ABA Open Series will launch the first Maryland Division tournament of 2018 on the Potomac River March 31st out of Smallwood State Park in La Plata Maryland. The event is hosted by Charles County http://www.charlescountymd.gov

In 2017, Jesepth Hughes of King George, Virginia won the first Open Series tournament held March 25th on the Potomac River. Jesepth caught five bass weighing 22.19 pounds.  “I ran down south and caught them all on a black and blue jig in 6-8 feet of water,” Hughes said.

To learn more about this event and to register visit ABA Open Series https://goo.gl/Wxrzhw

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Maryland and Virginia Head to the Potomac River for two-day Championship

The Maryland and Virginia Divisions of the Ram Truck Open Series will hold its two-day championship on the Potomac River September 9th and 10th.

The competitors will launch from Smallwood State Park located at 2750 Sweden Point Road Marbury, Maryland 20658.  Anglers will begin fishing at 6:45 am or safe light until 3:30 pm on day one and 6:45 am or safe light until 3:00 pm on day two. To register for this tournament, see www.ramopenseries.com/EventDetails.php?id=8863.

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