Bateman Takes The Win On The Potomac River
ATHENS, Al. – Tom Bateman of Welcome MD, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Potomac River on 7/18/21. Running out of Smallwood State Park, Bateman weighed in a five bass limit weighing 15.58 pounds.
“The windy conditions turned the fish onto a spinnerbait for me today,” said Batemen. “I caught all of my fish on a spinnerbait.”
Taking second for the boaters, Joe Booker of North East MD, weighed in five bass weighing 13.29 pounds.
“I was around fish all day, they were just hard to catch. I caught them all on a Senko,” said Booker.
Taking third for the boaters Kermit Crowder of Matoaca VA, weighed in five bass weighing 12.36 pounds.
“The wind today pretty much killed the frog bite so I ended up catching them flipping the grass,” said Crowder.
In fourth place for the boaters, Phillip Banks of Warrenton VA, weighed in five bass weighing 12.26 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Pablo Velazquez weighed in five bass weighing 11.82 pounds.
Boater big bass honors went to Ronald Swanston Jr. for a bass that weighed 4.76 pounds. Swanston took home $270.00 for his bass.
In the co-angler division Justin Moffat of White Plains MD, weighed in three bass weighing 9.75 pounds to take the win. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.49 pounds. Moffat took home $750.00 for the win.
“I had a good boater today that had us around quality fish. I caught two on a senko and one on a popper said Moffat.
In second place for the co-anglers, Robert Wedding of Welcome MD, weighed in three bass weighing 8.79 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.35 pounds.
We had windows of opportunity to get bit, then it would die for a couple of hours. I caught my fish on a swim jig, a frog and a couple flipping said Wedding.
In third place for the co-anglers James Davis of Baltimore MD, weighed in three bass weighing 7.39 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.54 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Davis took home $435.00.
Davis was not available for interview.
Taking fourth for the co-anglers Danny Moffat Jr. of Prince Frederick MD, weighed in three bass weighing 6.91 pounds and rounding out the top five, Larry Wigmore of Smyrna DE, weighed in three bass weighing 6.58 pounds.
The next event for the Maryland division will be the area championship on Kerr Lake on September 11-12-21, running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson NC.
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