Treadaway Takes the Win on The Potomac River
Dan Treadaway of Rocky Mount, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Potomac River on 8/8/20. Running out of Smallwood State Park Treadaway weighed in four bass weighing 9.84 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 2.99 lbs. Treadaway took home $1400.00 for his catch.
“I caught four fish today swimming a worm,” said Treadaway.
Taking second for the boaters, Tim Wiltfong of Wake Forest, NC weighed in a five bass limit weighing 8.89 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a dropshot and flipping,” said Wiltfong. “I had around 15 bites.”
Taking third for the boaters Barry Rathbone of Jefferson, VA weighed in four bass weighing 8.53 pounds.
“I caught four fish today all on a trickworm,” said Rathbone.
In fourth place for the boaters Lamont Vernon of Warrenton, VA weighed in four bass weighing 6.89 pounds. Rounding out the top five Mike McMillan of Greensboro, NC weighed in two bass weighing 5.62 pounds.
Boater big bass honors went to Mike McMillan with a bass that weighed 3.27 pounds. McMillan took home $180.00 for his fish.
In the co-angler division Derek Sewell took top honors with three bass weighing 6.25 pounds. Sewell took home $500.00 for his win.
“I caught three fish early this morning on top water,” said Sewell.
In second place for the co-anglers, David Williams of Fredericksburg, VA weighed in three bass weighing 5.66 pounds.
“I caught my fish early on a frog,” said Williams.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Patrick Chisler of Coats, NC weighed in one bass weighing 2.47 pounds, which was also the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler.
Chisler took home $335.00 for his catch.
“I caught my one bass today on a swim jig,” said Chisler.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Daniel Erickson of Nanjemoy, MD weighed in two bass weighing 2.23 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Leroy Harriott of Woodbridge, VA weighed in one bass weighing 1.90 pounds.
The next event for the Virginia Division will be the two-day regional on the Potomac River on September 12-13, running out of Smallwood State Park.
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