UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Pro Circuit - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Hartman Keys On Rocks And Grass

Hartman Keys On Rocks And Grass
Jamie Hartman of Newport, N.Y., won the May 2 Northeast Division event on the Chesapeake Bay with 22 pounds, 12 ounces. Hartman took home over $4,500 for the day.

NORTH EAST, Md. – Jamie Hartman of Newport, New York, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2015 on the Chesapeake Bay. For his victory, Hartman earned $4,652.



Hartman said he split his day fishing small grass patches in the northeast arm and deeper rocks in the main bay.



“Three of the fish on my stringer came on a Tidal Blue-colored Riot Baits Instigator Jig rigged with a green pumpkin-colored “R” Craw,” said Hartman. “The other two came off of a chartreuse and black-colored Strike King KVD HC 1.5 crankbait.”



Hartman said he found the most success in the rocks towards the end of the day.



“Three of my largest fish came from the rocks,” said Hartman. “The thing about fishing deeper in the rocks is you have to wait for the tide to go down. Once the tide drops the fish move to the outside edges and that’s when you can make your move.”



Hartman said he caught eight keepers over the course of the tournament.



“What really kept me in the hunt was my mindset. I had to stay patient and grind out those bites in the grass before moving to the rocks,” said Hartman.



The top 10 boaters:



1st:          Jamie Hartman, Newport, N.Y., five bass, 22-12, $4,652



2nd:         Josh Hoshour, Ephrata, Pa., five bass, 20-15, $2,326



3rd:          Travis Manson, Conshohocken, Pa., five bass, 20-2, $1,551



4th:          John Schoener, Womelsdorf, Pa., five bass, 18-6, $1,086



5th:          Ron Lutz, North East, Md., five bass, 17-10, $930



6th:          Jack Rinkers, Swarthmore, Pa., five bass, 17-9, $853



7th:          Jeff Choi, Bridport, Vt., five bass, 16-9, $775



8th:          David Wilder, Middle River, Md., four bass, 16-5, $698



9th:          Gregory DiPalma, Millville, N.J., five bass, 15-15, $620



10th:        Joseph Thompson, Coatesville, Pa., five bass, 13-4, $543



              



Complete results can be found here.  



Chris Savidge of Shamong, New Jersey, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $685.



 



Bechtel wins co-angler title



Corey Bechtel of Macungie, Pennsylvania, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds even Saturday to win $2,326 in the co-angler division.



The top 10 co-anglers were:



1st:          Corey Bechtel, Macungie, Pa., five bass, 16-0, $2,326



2nd:         Rich Harris, Monroe Township, Pa., three bass, 11-11, $1,163



3rd:          Joseph Murphy, Philadelphia, Pa., three bass, 11-10, $777



4th:          Cherif Zaher, Orangeville, Pa., two bass, 10-12, $543



5th:          Kevin Mothersell, Henrietta, N.Y., two bass, 9-14, $445



5th:          Jacob Weisman, Nanjemoy, Md., four bass, 9-14, $445



7th:          Jason McDonald, Lawrenceville, N.J., three bass, 9-12, $388



8th:          Terry Beck, Lock Haven, Pa., three bass, 8-15, $349



9th:          Carl Hansen, Nottingham, Pa., two bass, 8-6, $310



10th:        Brandon Esterly, Fleetwood, Pa., two bass, 8-4, $271



 



Zaher caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $342.



The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


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