Wiltfong Takes the Win on The Potomac River
Tim Wiltfong of Wake Forest, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on the Potomac River on 8/9/20. Running out of Smallwood State Park Wiltfong weighed in five bass weighing 12.13 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 4.94 lbs. which was the largest bass weighed in by a boater. Wiltfong took home $1370.00 for his win.
“I caught my fish off of docks flipping and with a drop shot,” said Wiltfong.
Taking second for the boaters, Kermit Crowder of Matoaka, VA weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.03 pounds.
“I caught my fish today early on a frog,” said Crowder.
Taking third for the boaters Charlie Reed of Glouchester, VA weighed in five bass weighing 9.20 pounds.
“I caught my fish today on a swim jig and a senko. It was pretty much over by 9:00 am,” said Reed.
In fourth place for the boaters Flash Butts of Roanoke Rapids, NC weighed in five bass weighing 8.97 pounds. Rounding out the top five Danny Snyder of Annandale, VA weighed in four bass weighing 8.20 pounds.
In the co-angler division Steven Jacobs of Sanford, NC took top honors with three bass weighing 9.43 pounds. Jacobs’ limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.73 pounds which was the largest bass weighed in by a co-angler. Jacobs took home $590.00 for his catch.
“I caught six fish today on a dropshot with a senko,” said Jacobs.
In second place for the co-anglers, David Williams of Fredericksburg, VA weighed in three bass weighing 7.01 pounds.
“I caught my fish early on a frog,” said Williams.
Taking third for the co-anglers, Dante Gray of Ruther Glen, VA weighed in three bass weighing 6.35 pounds.
“I caught my fish today flipping and on a frog,” said Gray.
In fourth place for the co-anglers, Mike Toth of Climax, NC weighed in two bass weighing 5.28 pounds. Rounding out the top five, Glenn Eskin of Henderson, NC weighed in two bass weighing 3.87 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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