UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - St. Lawrence River

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Topwaters Give Crowder Gold

Topwaters Give Crowder Gold
Kermit Crowder

Kermit Crowder of Matoaca, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 6 ounces, Sunday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division Super Tournament on the Potomac River presented by Minn Kota, with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 2 ounces. Crowder took home $8,586 for his win.

“I spent both days of the event fishing grass beds near Aquia Creek,” says Crowder, who earned his sixth career win – first as a boater – in FLW competition. “I caught most of my larger bass in the morning each day. The incoming tide in the afternoon made for a tough bite.

“I used a black Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Frog 65 on day one,” continues Crowder. “I threw it for an hour or two, then the bite slowed down. I picked up a wacky-rigged Yamamoto Senko and fished it the rest of the day. I only had five keepers by the time I weighed in.”

On the second day of competition, Crowder says he returned to the grass beds but had trouble getting the fish to bite the frog.

“I picked up a black Lobina Rico and casted to the edge of the grass,” says Crowder. “On my third cast I caught a 5-pounder. I also used a black Rebel Pop-R to round out my limit.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Kermit Crowder, Matoaca, Va., 10 bass, 35-2, $6,586 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Chris Daves, Spring Grove, Va., 10 bass, 33-13, $3,293

3rd:          Dennis Burdette, Lindside, W. Va., 10 bass, 31-6, $2,195

4th:          Rick McFaul, Phoenix, Md., 10 bass, 28-5, $1,537

5th:          Scott Banton, Midlothian, Va., 10 bass, 27-13, $1,317

6th:          Brett Ewing, Waldorf, Md., 10 bass, 27-5, $1,207

7th:          Cody Pike, Powhatan, Va., nine bass, 26-12, $1,298

8th:          Ray Griffin, Greensboro, N.C., 10 bass, 26-4, $988

9th:          Shawn Hammack, Gasburg, Va., 10 bass, 25-15, $878

10th:        Bryan Schmitt, Deale, Md., 10 bass, 25-13, $768

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com

Chip Adams of Fredericksburg, Virginia, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $945.

 

Co-angler Todd Hurst

Hurst wins co-angler title

Todd Hurst of Pulaski, Virginia, won the co-angler division and earned $3,393 with a two-day cumulative catch of eight bass weighing 24 pounds, 3 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Todd Hurst, Pulaski, Va., eight bass, 24-3, $3,393

2nd:         Jerry Pyles, Middletown, Md., nine bass, 23-2, $1,646

3rd:          Chris Whittaker, Waverly, Va., nine bass, 22-6, $1,148

4th:          Will White, Wake Forest, N.C., 10 bass, 20-15, $768

5th:          Jeff Warter, Centreville, Va., eight bass, 20-2, $659

6th:          Mark Robertson, Henderson, N.C., eight bass, 17-6, $604

7th:          Tanner Glasgow, Mechanicsville, Va., five bass, 15-14, $549

8th:          Thomas Hirsch, Powhatan, Va., six bass, 15-5, $494

9th:          Mike Gardner, South Hill, Va., five bass, 14-8, $439

10th:        Lucas Doucet, Lanham, Md., six bass, 13-10, $384

Ronald Knight of McKenney, Virginia, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $472.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. 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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Seal Sticks to River

Seal Sticks to River

Zackery Seal of Findley Lake, New York, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 44 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division super-tournament at the 1000 Islands Sunday. Seal earned $6,066 for his efforts. The Northeast Division is presented by Gajo Baits. READ MORE »

Elrod Nets a Hat Trick

Elrod Nets a Hat Trick

Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 29 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division super-tournament on the James River Sunday. Elrod earned $3,542 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Fitzpatrick Notches No. 7

Fitzpatrick Notches No. 7

Roger Fitzpatrick of Eldon, Missouri, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 36 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division presented by Bassing Bob super-tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday. For his victory, Fitzpatrick earned $6,891 for his efforts. READ MORE »

No. 6 for Schroeder

No. 6 for Schroeder

Billy Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky, brought a two-day total of seven bass to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division super-tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Schroeder earned $6,122 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Murray Wins on Watts Bar

Murray Wins on Watts Bar

John Murray of Spring City, Tennessee, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 28 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division super-tournament on Watts Bar Lake Sunday. Murray earned $7,334 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Rampey Takes Another on Hartwell

Rampey Takes Another on Hartwell

Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, added another BFL victory to his impressive resume Sunday, bringing a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 31 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division super-tournament on Lake Hartwell. Rampey earned $5,665 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Leary Frogs and Flips on G-Ville

Leary Frogs and Flips on G-Ville

Jim Leary of Guntersville, Alabama, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 37 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division super-tournament on Lake Guntersville presented by Cortland Line Sunday. Leary earned $5,869 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Humbard Claims Another Cherokee W

Humbard Claims Another Cherokee W

Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Cherokee Lake Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces. For his efforts on the water, Humbard took home $6,337. READ MORE »

Youngstown Wins on Erie

Youngstown Wins on Erie

The Youngstown State University duo of Jeffrey Jardine of Niles, Ohio, and Mike Soots of McDonald, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Erie with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds even. The victory earned the Penguins’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championshi READ MORE »

Williams Winds and Flips on Dardanelle

Williams Winds and Flips on Dardanelle

Charles Williams of Clarksville, Arkansas, won this weekend’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle presented by Navionics after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 9 ounces. For his efforts, Williams took home $4,868. READ MORE »

Shadowens Drags Docks on Grand

Shadowens Drags Docks on Grand

Mark Shadowens of Kiefer, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 3 ounces. For his finish, Shadowens pocketed $5,704. READ MORE »

Smith Needed One Rod on Shelbyville

Smith Needed One Rod on Shelbyville

Bradley Smith of Saint Jacob, Illinois, took home the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 23 pounds, 7 ounces. For his win, Smith pocketed $7,310. READ MORE »

Lobato Sticks to Pool 8

Lobato Sticks to Pool 8

Fernando Lobato of Sparta, Wisconsin, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 2 ounces. Lobato earned $5,316 for his win. READ MORE »

Hawkins Deep Cranks on Smith Mountain

Hawkins Deep Cranks on Smith Mountain

Rick Hawkins of Roanoke, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 31 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division super-tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Hawkins earned $4,682 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Bryan Schmitt’s Potomac Review

Bryan Schmitt’s Potomac Review

On the Potomac, hands down, I want to fish grass. The grass holds the numbers. But if you look at the event this week on the Potomac, the tournament was won on structure. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

The Costa FLW Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits event on the Potomac River was not the slugfest the season opener on Champlain was or the season finale on the St. Lawrence River is almost sure to be. As has been the case in many of the FLW events on the Potomac this year, the fishing was pretty stingy, and hard cover played an outsized role. READ MORE »

Trombly Drops 24-13 on Detroit River

Trombly Drops 24-13 on Detroit River

Mike Trombly of Belleville, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces. For his day on the water, Trombly took home $4,545. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Late summer on the Potomac is often tough fishing, so the contenders in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits event had to pull out all the stops. Fishing everything from grass to docks and rocks, the anglers mixed up all sorts of power and finesse presentations to get the job done in the second stop of the season presented by Lowrance. READ MORE »

Short Tops co-anglers

Short Tops co-anglers

Weighing a limit on day one and two bags of just four fish each over the next two days was enough to earn Jim Short the co-angler title in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits on the Potomac River. Weighing 9 pounds, 15 ounces on the final day for a total of 29-9, Short took home a new Ranger Z175 and $5,350 in cash. READ MORE »

Randallstown’s Reese Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Potomac River Presented by Lowrance

Randallstown’s Reese Goes Wire-to-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Potomac River Presented by Lowrance

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