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

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Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

The bite on the Potomac River has generally been excellent this year, but for some reason the fishing got tough at last week’s Costa FLW Series Northern Division finale. Heavy hydrilla growth in the backs of many of the creek arms limited where anglers could fish, and the recent rains had the river running dirtier than usual in some sections. Nonetheless, the top pros managed to consistently bring limits and some good quality to the scales, and they did it in a variety of ways. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

The final event of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division wasn’t the whack-fest the first two were. Instead of willing smallmouths and stupid largemouths, the bass on the Potomac put up a fight. Nonetheless, the tops pros figured out how to catch them pretty consistently, with a variety of off-beat choices and Potomac River staples. READ MORE »

Virginia’s Hicks Wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Finale on Potomac River Presented by Plano

Virginia’s Hicks Wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Finale on Potomac River Presented by Plano

MARBURY, Md. – Boater Mike Hicks of Goochland, Virginia, weighed five bass totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the... READ MORE »

Perez Closes on the Co-Angler Side

Perez Closes on the Co-Angler Side

Richard Perez started strong on day one with a limit worth 15 pounds, 4 ounces. Though he trailed off each of the next two days, he did enough for the co-angler win in the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River. After his big catch on the first day, the Naples, Fla., angler brought a small limit to the scale on day two and just two keepers in on the final day for a total of 28 pounds, 3 ounces. That earned him the trophy, $350 and a new Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower outboard. READ MORE »

Hicks Masters the Potomac

Hicks Masters the Potomac

Mike Hicks is nearly always good for a check when FLW comes to the Potomac, but this week he put it all together. The Costa FLW Series presented by Plano hit the Potomac when it was fishing wicked tough, but Hicks stayed steady all week. All told, the Goochland, Va. pro put together limits of 17 pounds, 14 ounces, 13-14 and 16-14 on the final day for a total of 48-10 and a payday of $42,200. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Day three of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac has been an absolutely perfect day for fishing. There was a fall nip in the air this morning, and it’s gotten comfortably warm since, with the help of a light breeze and plenty of sun. Like the previous two days, the fishing hasn’t been quite as good as the weather, but there will still be some nice bags come weigh-in. READ MORE »

Potomac Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Potomac Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Nobody can quite put a pin on why the fishing is so tough, but day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River did not show the place at its best. Most of the theories center around the slightly dirty water because of recent rains or an excess of grass, particularly hydrilla. Both probably have some merit, but whatever the reason, everyone agrees there are still plenty of good fish to catch – it’s just wicked hard to do it. READ MORE »

Wilder Widens Lead

Wilder Widens Lead

Day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano was a tough day of fishing. Cory Johnston, Chris Johnston and Bryan Schmitt all usually have a pretty good handle on the Potomac – today, each of them failed to bring in a limit. Day one leader Gregory Wilder had no problem limiting, with another five bass worth 14 pounds, 14 ounces, the Maryland pro brought his total up to 33-14 and expanded his lead to more than 2 pounds. In second, Mike Hicks hung tight with a 13-14 limit for a 31-12 total. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

There was a little rain before takeoff, but it passed quickly and left the Potomac brisk and sparkling with sun. Though still fairly breezy, day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano has been phenomenally comfortable. READ MORE »

Potomac Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Potomac Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River went better than many pros expected it would. With 10 bags over 15 pounds, the fishing was pretty decent, and the top four pros are setting a blistering pace. READ MORE »

Wilder in Front on the Potomac

Wilder in Front on the Potomac

Despite tougher fishing than a few weeks ago, day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River still showed off a very healthy fishery. In first, Gregory Wilder of Millersville, Md., started strong with 19 pounds even. About a half pound back, Jason Kervin of Auburn, Maine, is in hot pursuit with 18-7. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River dawned pleasantly cool. Instead of the sweltering humidity the mid-Atlantic region is famous for in the summer, it’s breezy and it was cool enough for a sweatshirt for most of the morning. The wind was out of the north most of the morning, kicking up some 2-footers on the main river, but it seems to be slackening off a bit now. READ MORE »

A Potomac Grind?

A Potomac Grind?

The final event of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division season was supposed to be a bit of a slugfest. Set on the Potomac River and presented by Plano, the plan was to take advantage of a resurgent population of grass-dwelling largemouths. A week and a half ago, the fishing was great, almost as good as it was in the spring – something changed when the FLW Series anglers descended on the big tidal river to start practice. READ MORE »

Northern Finale Hits the Potomac

Northern Finale Hits the Potomac

The fishing has been great all season for the Costa FLW Series Northern Division, and it looks like that trend will continue this week on the Potomac River. The season finale, presented by Plano, is hitting the Potomac on the upswing from a few years of tough fishing. The FLW Tour showed off a healthy, thriving fishery this spring, and the northern anglers should do the same this week. READ MORE »