McFaul Takes The Win on The Chesapeake
ATHENS, Al. – Richard McFaul of Phoenix, Maryland won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Chesapeake on 6/19/21. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East, Maryland McFaul weighed in a five bass limit weighing 20.21 pounds. McFaul took home $5000.00 for the win.
“I had a quick limit by 6:30,” said McFaul. “I caught my fish throughout the day on a variety of baits to include: a swim jig, senko and swimbaits.”
Taking second for the boaters, Kermit Crowder weighed in a five bass limit weighing 20.03 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.01 pounds.
“I caught several fish today in the 5-6 ft. depth range, all on a swim jig,” said Crowder.
Taking third for the boaters James Shinn of New Castle, DE weighed in a five bass limit weighing 19.47 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.26 pounds.
“I caught about 12-15 fish today all on a swim jig in about five feet of water,” said Shinn.
In fourth place for the boaters, Michael Piccolo of Croydon, PA weighed in five bass weighing 19.39 pounds and rounding out the top five, Duke Nave of Oxford, PA weighed in five bass weighing 19.22 pounds.
Boater big bass honors went to Duke Nave of Oxford, PA for a bass weighing 5.51 pounds. Nave took home an extra $640.00 for his fish.
In the co-angler division David Williams of Fredericksburg, VA weighed in three bass weighing 13.49 pounds to take the win. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.38 pounds. Williams took home $1250.00 for the win.
“I caught a bunch of fish today culling out several times. Everything today came on a swim jig,” said Williams.
In second place for the co-anglers, Bernie Scheiner of Burke, VA weighed in a three bass limit weighing 11.40 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.54 pounds which was the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Scheiner took home an additional $225.00 for his bass.
“I think I caught around six keepers all on a senko,” said Scheiner.
In third place for the co-anglers Mark Lacey of Perryville, MD weighed in three bass weighing 10.87 pounds.
“It started out slow for me today, but when I was able to get the bites going, I caught probably 25 on a spinnerbait,” said Lacey.
Taking fourth for the co-anglers Roman Thompson of Austin, TX weighed in three bass weighing 10.80 pounds and rounding out the top five, Robert Wedding of Welcome, MD weighed in three bass weighing 10.57 pounds.
The next event for the Maryland division will be back to back events on July 17th and 18th on the Potomac river running out of Smallwood State Park.
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Registration is now open for the 2022 Open Series. The 2022 season offers 16 divisions, Alabama North, Alabama South, Florida Central, Florida South, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee Central, Tennessee East, Texas East, and Texas Southeast, and Virginia.
Each division offers four one-day qualifying events offering a boater/co-angler format,
Team Tour Championship Postponed
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