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Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

Water flow controlled much of the action in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener presented by Plano on the Potomac River. Tournament morning started with outgoing tides and anglers caught fish during the fall and the rise. With the full moon only a few days after the event, stronger tides pushed the water higher than normal and put more water in the backwater creeks and pad fields. READ MORE »

Potomac River Top 10 Baits

Potomac River Top 10 Baits

From ChatterBaits to Senkos, all the Potomac River staples made an appearance in the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano, but some of the pros caught ‘em on oddball baits as well. If you’re headed to fish some grass or tides then you’d better at least consider bringing some of the below. READ MORE »

New York’s Smith wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Opener on Potomac River Presented By Plano

New York’s Smith wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Opener on Potomac River Presented By Plano

MARBURY, Md. (June 18, 2016) – Casey Smith of Macedon, New York, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener on the Potomac River presented by Plano with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 51 pounds, 6 ounces. For his win, Smith took home $39,208... READ MORE »

Smith Takes Potomac Title

Smith Takes Potomac Title

Casey Smith was looking forward to the afternoon tide — the one that delivered a 20-pound bag on day two — but capitalizing on the morning cycle ended up securing his victory at the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River. Sacking up 16 pounds, 8 ounces, he closed the deal with a three-day total of 51-6. READ MORE »

Williams Tops Co-Anglers on the Potomac

Williams Tops Co-Anglers on the Potomac

Proving that luck occurs when opportunity meets preparation, David Williams took advantage of the fertile grass bed that eventual pro winner, Casey Smith fished by reeling in a limit that weighed 14 pounds, 9 ounces to win the co-angler title in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Plano on the Potomac River. READ MORE »

Potomac River Midday Update Day 3

Potomac River Midday Update Day 3

If his main course turns out as good or better than his appetizers, Casey Smith could run away with the Costa FLW Series event presented by Plano on the Potomac River. On day two, Smith caught a few fish during the outgoing tide, but nabbed his 20-pound bag — the event’s biggest sack and the only one starting with a 2 — during the latter half of his day when the outgoing tide started. READ MORE »

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Correcting a strategic error from day one, Casey Smith of Macedon, N.Y. surged into the day-two lead at the Costa FLW Series event presented by Plano on the Potomac River. Fishing reaction baits and slower presentations, Smith caught 20 pounds for a two-day total of 34 pounds, 14 ounces. Though he weighed the best bag of the tournament, the rest of the pack is close behind and hungry. READ MORE »

Smith Blasts 20 for the Lead

Smith Blasts 20 for the Lead

His attempt to run the tide on day one faltered, so Casey Smith camped on a promising spot today and sacked up an even 20 pounds for a total of 34 pounds, 14 ounces to take over the lead on day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano on the Potomac River. READ MORE »

Potomac River Midday Update Day 2

Potomac River Midday Update Day 2

Day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Plano the Potomac River will likely bring about a good bit of leaderboard shuffling. Overall, numbers seemed to be down, but we saw a few more quality fish scattered among several competitors. READ MORE »

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Focusing on a certain habitat scenario at a particular tidal stage was the ticket for West Virginia’s Bill Chapman, who topped day one of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Plano with 17 pounds, 15 ounces. Chapman used one bait to catch all of his fish. Here’s how the rest of the top five anglers caught their fish on day one. READ MORE »

Chapman Leads on the Potomac

Chapman Leads on the Potomac

Bill Chapman of Salt Rock, W.Va., caught a five-bass limit that weighed 17 pounds, 15 ounces to lead day one of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener presented by Plano on the Potomac River. READ MORE »

Potomac River Midday Update Day 1

Potomac River Midday Update Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener presented by Plano on the Potomac River got off to a better-than-expected start, as this tidal fishery dodged the forecasted stormy weather. Overcast skies delivered a few light showers, but midday saw the arrival of partly sunny conditions. READ MORE »

Good Grass Awaits on the Potomac

Good Grass Awaits on the Potomac

Tides, grass and perhaps the best fishing the Potomac River has offered in years are all set to greet 144 boaters and co-anglers on the first day of competition in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division. The Potomac River event is presented by Plano and hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners and is being held right about a week earlier than last year’s Potomac River stop of the Walmart FLW Tour. With any luck, the fishing should be even better than the pros saw last June. READ MORE »

Northern Division Set to Kick Off on Potomac

Northern Division Set to Kick Off on Potomac

Up and down the water will rise, and with it will go the hopes and chances of Costa FLW Series anglers later this week when the Northern Division kicks off on the tidewater system of the Potomac River. The tournament, which is June 16-18, is presented by Plano and hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners. READ MORE »