UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Erie

Pirowski Flips for Potomac Title

Pirowski Flips for Potomac Title
Alex Pirowski

Boater Alex Pirowski of Occoquan, Virginia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. For his victory, Pirowski earned a total of $5,337.

The tournament was the second of five events in the Shenandoah Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

“It was tough for most of the day, but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out,” says Pirowski, who earned his first career victory in FLW competition. “I ran south and fished main-river docks and wood. The bite was pretty hit-or-miss, so I rolled into Potomac Creek for a little bit and managed to pick one up there as well.”

Pirowski says that he caught his fish on a Texas-rigged black-and-blue NetBait Paca Craw.

“The key was sticking with areas that I knew had fish, even though they weren’t biting at the time,” Pirowski goes on to say. “I just had to wait the tide out.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Alex Pirowski of Occoquan, Va., five bass, 17-3, $5,337

 2nd: Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Va., five bass, 16-3, $2,326

 3rd: Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Va., five bass, 15-11, $1,551

 4th: Kermit Crowder of Matoaca, Va., five bass, 14-8, $1,086

 5th: Paul McGinley of Bowie, Md., five bass, 13-14, $930

 6th: Ben Reynolds of Callands, Va., five bass, 13-13, $814

 6th: Terry Olinger of Louisa, Va., five bass, 13-13, $814

 8th: Dan Rodriguez of Monkton, Md., five bass, 13-9, $659

 8th: Jim Jarvis of Timberville, Va., five bass, 13-9, $659

 10th: Cody Pike of Powhatan, Va., five bass, 13-8, $1,043

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Pirowski also earned the day’s $685 Boater Big Bass award with his largest fish, a 6-pound, 4-ouncer.

Pike took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

 

Co-angler Mark Robertson

Robertson wins co-angler title

Mark Robertson of Henderson, North Carolina, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Robertson earned $2,326 for his victory.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Mark Robertson of Henderson, N.C., five bass, 13-8, $2,326

 2nd: Cornell Badra of Clarksburg, Md., five bass, 13-4, $1,163

 3rd: Chase Blase of Culpeper, Va., five bass, 13-0, $777

 4th: Chris Whittaker of Waverly, Va., five bass, 12-4, $478

 4th: Matthew Noraas of Pamplin, Va., three bass, 12-4, $478

 4th: Justin Thompson of Marshall, Va., five bass, 12-4, $478

 7th: Matt McCluskey of Ashburn, Va., five bass, 12-3, $368

 7th: Lenny Baird of Stafford, Va., four bass, 12-3, $368

 9th: Rich Knisely of Disputanta, Va., three bass, 12-2, $310

 10th: Steven Schantz of Vienna, Va., five bass, 12-0, $271

Tevinn Rollins of Newport News, Virginia, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 5 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $171.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Shenandoah Division presented by A.R.E. based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 8-10 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by Richmond Region Tourism. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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Pirowski Flips for Potomac Title

Pirowski Flips for Potomac Title

Boater Alex Pirowski of Occoquan, Virginia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. For his victory, Pirowski earned a total of $5,337. READ MORE »

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