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. 

“I fished grass on the tournament on 5/4 and didn’t do as well as I should have. I went back to what I had been doing and stuck with it and I got the win,” said Rodriguez.    

In second place for the boaters Jason Shipton of Muncy, PA, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.70 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.21 pounds. 

Shipton was unavailable for an interview.  

Taking third for the boaters Ryan Smith of Galloway, NJ. weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.41 pounds. 

I started out and caught a limit early in grass with a swim jig. Later in the day I flipped docks and caught around 30 fish.  

In fourth place Richard McFaul of Phoenix, MD, weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.18 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Maurice Hudson of Broomall, PA, weighed in five bass for 14.99 pounds.

The boater big bass honors went to Ryan Ingalls of Fairfax, VA. For a bass that weighed 4.73 pounds. Ingalls took home a check for $640.00 for his fish.

In the co-angler division Justin Moffat of White Plains, MD weighed in three bass weighing 10.98 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.50 pounds. Moffat took home a check for $1500.00 for the win.

“We were fishing in a crowd of other boats. I caught all of my fish on a jig dragging it as slow as I could,” said Moffat.

In second place for the co-anglers Howard Libs of Huntingtown, MD. weighed in three bass weighing 10.76 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.43 pounds.

“It started out slow,” said Libbs. “When the rain stopped, we really started catching them. I caught my fish today on a soft jerk bait.”

Taking third for the co-anglers Davit Wilt of Robesonia, PA. weighed in three bass for 10.64 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.81 pounds,

which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Wilt took home a total of $845.00.

I caught all three of my keepers including the big fish on a chatterbait said Wilt.

In fourth place for the co-anglers, David Williams of Fredericksburg, VA weighed in three bass for 10.03 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Thomas Nolf of Pittsburgh, PA weighed in three bass for 9.97 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.

About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression.  For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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