Heivly Takes The Win on The Chesapeake
ATHENS, Al. – Andrew Heivly of Malvern, PA won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Chesapeake on 6/20/21. Running out of Anchor Boats Marina in North East, Maryland Heivly weighed in a five bass limit weighing 21.45 pounds. Heivly took home $2600.00 for the win.
“I went out and fished the grass flats,” said Heivly. “I was catching my fish in a mixture of eel grass and milfoil. I caught them on a combination of chatterbaits and a swim jig.”
Taking second for the boaters, John Vanore of Mullica Hill, NJ weighed in a five bass limit weighing 19.96 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.30 pounds.
“I caught a quick limit early on a pop r and I lost a couple of bigger fish. I caught my other fish in the grass with a swim jig,” said John.
Taking third for the boaters Otis Darnell of Linden, VA weighed in a five bass limit weighing 18.40 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.74 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a swim jig in the grass. The key for me was holding my rod tip up high and keeping the bait high up in the grass,” said Darnell.
In fourth place for the boaters, Trent Coe of Mullica Hill, NJ weighed in five bass weighing 18.04 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Douglas Reed of Bridgeton, NJ weighed in five bass weighing 17.48 pounds.
Boater big bass honors went to Steven Myers for a bass weighing 5.42 pounds. Myers took home $530.00 for his bass.
In the co-angler division Larry Wigmore of Smyrna, DE weighed in three bass weighing 11.42 pounds to take the win. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.09 pounds. Wigmore took home $1200.00 for the win.
“I caught fish all day,” said Wigmore. “I started out with top water, then ended up catching fish on a chatterbait, frog and a senko.”
In second place for the co-anglers, Paul Grove of Lancaster, PA weighed in three bass weighing 11.09 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.50 pounds.
“I caught two bass on a chatterbait and one flipping a beaver,” said Grove.
In third place for the co-anglers Liane Livote of Perry, NY weighed in three bass weighing 10.74 pounds. Her limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.82 pounds which was the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler. She took home an additional $230.00 for her bass.
“I caught the big one on a swim jig and the others on a frog,” said Livote.
Taking fourth for the co-anglers Christopher Trovinger of Sabillasville, MD weighed in three bass weighing 10.06 pounds. Rounding out the top five, David Williams of Fredericksburg, VA weighed in three bass weighing 9.89 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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