Tournament Results

1st tourney of the year, on the Potomac, was extremely tough due to muddy water and lower tides. Many people stayed within Mattawoman, but still, most managed to get some fish.

Congrats to Bob, Luther and Chuck for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively!! And to the BIG fish winner, Bob, again….!!

Bob with first place and BIG fish!!
Me with 3rd place… Woohooo!!

Mega-fish Chris!!
Chang wasn’t messing around either!!

2nd tourney, out of Lake Anna, was great turn-out, as all members of the club were there! Over the 2 days, there was rain, clouds, sunshine, and blue-bird skies to top it off. Worst of all, there was a continuous wind kicking up hard for most of the time we were there, but, fun was had by all…!

Congrats to John, Chris, and Milton, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively!! And, to the BIG fish winner, John, again!!

1st Place and Lunker – John
2nd Place – Chris
3rd Place – Milton
4th Place – Luther
5th Place – Chuck
6th Place – Bob

The 3rd tourney, out of Marshall Hall, was a tough one…! Most people caught various species of fish and lots of shorts, but only a few were able to get the ones that count. This was our hottest tournament of the year with temps reaching the low 90’s. Wind, sun, and coffee colored water was the norm, combining to make it a real grind of a day.

Congrats to Milton, Luther, and Chuck, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively!! And, to the BIG fish winner, Milton, again!!

Milton, our big fish, and 1st place winner, tearing it up from the back of the boat!! Way to go!!!
Luther with 2nd place!!
Me, wrapping it up in 3rd… WooooHoooo!!

The 4th tourney, out of Mariners Point marina, was an interesting one…. The weather was perfect, the wind was perfect, the cover, downed trees, water color, and possibilities were perfect! Unfortunately, if you weren’t at the right place when the fish turned on, then it was all for naught.

In the end, most people didn’t even get a bite, and only a couple people were at the right place at the right time…

Congrats to John and his rider, Chris, who won 1st and 2nd respectively!! And, to the BIG fish winner, John, again!!

1st place, and BIG fish winner, John.
2nd place Chris, with what appears to be a fish as big as he is 😉

The 5th tourney, on the Conowingo, started out looking like extremely promising to say the least…. Anglers who fished the tourney here last year were pleasantly surprised by unclogged, and almost wide open coves, as the usual lumber yards on top of the water witnessed by fishermen last time, were almost non-existent this time. Even Glen cove was completely fish-able, and, fruitful 😉

The water ranged from creamed-coffee if you were lucky, to straight up doo-doo brown, and the winds were crazy, causing white caps at times. All in all the day could have been worse, but, we all caught fish.

Congrats to Marty, Bob, and Christian, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively!! And, to the BIG fish winner, Marty-Dog, again!!

1st Place and lunker for Marty-Mc-Fish, tearing it up!!

B.M.B with 2nd place, and the earliest fish possible 😉
Congrats to Christian for 3rd place, in his 1st tourney with the club!!
Chang with a couple too!!
Last but not least…. yours truly…!!

The 6th tourney, on the Nanticoke, was the hottest one of the year, with temps getting to 110+, with the heat index. Was told it was a real grind of a day. Congrats to Chris, John, and Bob, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. And to Chris again for winning the BIG fish!!

Chris, 1st place and Lunker

John in 2nd!

Bob getting 3rd place!

The 7th tourney, on the Wicomico river was an interesting one for me at least, as I had never been there, and wasn’t sure what to expect. The fishing was tough, and getting them to stay on seamed to be tougher. In the end, every boat caught fish….., even if they weren’t bass.

Congrats to John, Me, and Chris, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. And to John again, for winning the BIG fish!! Stay tuned for more info…

Different day, same Johnny, with first and lunker.
Me, in 2nd place after dead fish penalties costs me 1st…

Chris, leading in the standings overall, and in 3rd place….!
Marty-Dogg doing his thing!!
Bob, who proved he’s not afraid to throw mono, no matter how many fish it costs him…!!

The 8th tourney had us headed out on the upper bay, giving us some nice, cool weather, wind, cloudy skies for the most part, and some great fishing conditions overall. Water was anywhere from almost coffee, to very clear, and while still a typical upper bay grind, for most, the fish were biting!!

Congratts to Chris, Bob, and Luther, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. And to Milton who got the LUNKER of the day!!

Chris, tearing it up from the back of the boat, and still leading the pack!!

Bob, coming in 2nd, keeping him deep in the hunt…!
Luther with a good outing and 3rd place!
John coming in at 4th place…, smiling because he got a new spot 😉
Milt-dogg who wasn’t messing around and got Lunker!!

The 9th tourney had us headed out on a 2-day at Kerr Lake with hopes of monster fish, from a new fishery for most….

Weather was fishingly-awesome both days and ran from pretty cold mornings to cloudy and/or muggy conditions during the afternoons.

In the end, everyone had a great time, and caught fish! some more than others since the slot limits had us all searching for that 14+ inch fish needed to seal the deal..

Congratts to Martin, Chris, and John, who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. And to Bob who got the LUNKER of the Tourney!!

Marty-Dogg, living la vida loco, with 1st place!!

Megga-fish Chris coming in at 2nd!!
Here’s Johnny……, rounding it up with a strong 3rd!!
Bob, with the tourney lunker!!

Milton making it look easy!!

Christian, showing up late, but still getting it done!!

Yours truly…., making it look gooood!!!

The 10th tourney had us out on the Conowingo lake area for our last tourney of the year.

A brisk morning, combined with a thick fog, led to an erie start to what would turn out to be a very nice day. Water color was clear and awesome to green and awesome and with the winds a whirling, the promise of a great fishing day was in the air, despite the cold front that had come over night.

In the end, these waters were no match for some people, and some people were no match for these waters… And, after speaking with other clubs about their bag weights, it was obivious that for most on the water, it was a serious grind of a day…, resulting in skunkage.

HUGE CONGRATTS to Big-Fish Chris, for 1st place, and Angler Of The Year, all from the back of the boat. John for BIG Fish of the Tourney, landing him 2nd place, and Bob, rounding out 3rd…!!

We could have used this photo all year long for this guy… Way to go, Chris!!
The newest Champions’ Choice model…? Nope, just Johnny hamming it up!! Nice lunker, Playaa!
Bob showing why he was always in the runnings til the end. Good job, Bro!!

Stay tuned for more info and updates!!