UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Hartman Worked Docks, Wood for Victory

Hartman Worked Docks, Wood for Victory
Jamie Hartman of Newport, New York, weighed four bass totaling 9 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Super Tournament on Chesapeake Bay with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 30 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Hartman earned $5,004.

Jamie Hartman of Newport, New York, weighed four bass totaling 9 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Super Tournament on Chesapeake Bay with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 30 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Hartman earned $5,004.

“I decided to target a series of docks and wood in the northeast arm,” said Hartman, who earned his seventh career BFL win. “I rotated through spots and it ended up coming together.”

Hartman said he used a Tidal Blue-colored Riot Baits Instigator Jig with a green-pumpkin Riot Baits “R” Craw, a Strike King KVD square-bill crankbait and a finesse worm to catch his fish.

“When choosing a bait, it depended on how much water was around the dock,” said Hartman. “If it was deep I used the jig. If it was shallow, I reached for the crankbait and the finesse worm. I caught about 15 fish throughout the day on Saturday.”

Hartman said the bite was much more difficult on Sunday due to a strong north wind blowing tidal water out from his area.

“I could only hit half of the wood and docks that I did on Saturday because it was so shallow,” said Hartman. “Luckily, I was using a Cashion rod that was unbelievably sensitive. There were barely any fight to these fish and the rod really helped me yank them in.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jamie Hartman, Newport, N.Y., nine bass, 30-5, $5,004

2nd:         William   Barlow, West Grove, Pa., 10 bass, 28-13, $2,502

3rd:          Michael Sentore, Gloucester City, N.J., 10 bass, 27-14, $1,666

4th:          Joe Hunt, Lincoln University, Pa., 10 bass, 26-1, $1,168

5th:          Travis Manson, Conshohocken, Pa., eight bass, 25-3, $1,001

6th:          Bryan Schmitt, Deale, Md., seven bass, 24-15, $917

7th:          John Vanore, Mullica Hill, N.J., eight bass, 20-15, $834

8th:          Randy Caruso, Liberty, N.Y., seven bass, 19-11, $751

9th:          George Acord Jr., Columbia, Pa., six bass, 17-6, $667

10th:        Harry Nurk, Elkton, Md., six bass,16 0, $584              

Complete results can be found here.  

Hartman also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday. The fish weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $615.

 

Dellinger wins co-angler division

Thomas Dellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, won the co-angler division and $2,502 with a two-day total of five bass weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Thomas  Dellinger , Myerstown, Pa., five bass , 21-6, $2,502

2nd:         Ben Wright, Peru, N.Y., eight bass, 21-1, $1,251

3rd:          Joe Poms, Paramus, N.J., six bass, 17-0, $834

4th:          Robert Wedding, Welcome, Md., five bass, 14-6, $584

5th:          Brett Holmes, Claverack, N.Y., six bass, 14-5, $500

6th:          Robert Bruguiere, Mechanicsville, Va., five bass, 11-14, $459

7th:          Jason McDonald, Lawrenceville, N.J., four bass, 11-2, $417

8th:          Henry McKee, Haddon Heights, N.J., five bass, 9-12, $375

9th:          John Detweiler, Harleysville, Pa., three bass, 9-7, $334

10th:        James Karwacki, Roebling, N.J., three bass, 8-8, $292

Dellinger also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $307.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now 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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