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
“I caught my fish today fishing submerged vegetation on a worm,” said Rice.
In second place for the boaters Joe Thompson of Coatesville, PA, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 17.11 pounds.
“I started out south and worked the tides north.” said Thompson. “I threw a combination of chatterbaits and I also caught fish flipping.”
Taking third for the boaters John Vanore of Mullica, Hill NJ. weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.77 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.10 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a Keitech swim jig with a 3.35-inch keitech swimbait on the back,” said Vanore.
In fourth place Richard McFaul of Phoenix, MD, Weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.50 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Paul Badders of Joppa, MD weighed in five bass for 16.50 pounds.
The boater big bass honors went to Richard Pace of Frederick, MD. For a bass that weighed 5.76 pounds. Pace took home a check for 850.00 for his fish.
In the co-angler division Emillio Auriemma of Baltimore, MD. Weighed in three bass weighing 11.61 Pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.84 pounds which was also the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Auriemma took home a total of $2200.00.
“The tide was right for the type of fishing I was doing. I was pitching mostly wood cover,” said Auriemma.
In second place for the co-anglers Andre Wynn of Windsor Mill, MD, weighed in three bass weighing 11.04 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.02 pounds.
“I caught 10-12 fish today all on a crankbait,” said Wynn.
Taking third for the co-anglers Karl Wynn of Millersville, MD. Weighed in three bass weighing 10.93 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.35 pounds.
Karl was pretty much tight lipped on how he caught his fish because of fishing another event on Sunday. All he would advise was he caught his fish on a jig.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Jessie Moore of Severn, MD weighed in three bass for 10.60 pounds. Rounding out the top five Corey Henderson of King George, VA. Weighed in three bass weighing 10.27 pounds.
The next event for the Maryland division is slated for 6-1-2019 on the Upper Chesapeake Bay launching out of Anchor Points Marina.
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