National Harbor, MD (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
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The Potomac River, described by numerous of the worlds finest bass anglers in the place as one particular of the leading-10 fisheries in the region, really confirmed her true shades Thursday as 123 of the 144 pro anglers in the Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River introduced by the Nationwide Guard caught a 5-bass limit on day 1 of the event.
Foremost the pack was National Guard professional Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., who crossed the stage with a five-bass restrict weighing 22 lbs, 10 ounces. Martin now holds a secure 4 pound, 6 ounce direct over Snickers pro Chris Baumgardner of Gastonia, N.C., and fellow Nationwide Guard professional Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., who each and every caught 5 bass weighing 18-4. The event characteristics a field of anglers from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan.
I ran about forty miles total and hit about 15 spots, said Martin, who is the 2011 Forrest Wooden Cup Champion. I was fishing some regions that had as several as twenty boats in there. The thing that manufactured the big difference for me right now was that I was paying consideration to the stress that specified grass beds ended up getting. I would wait for the beds that I could see werent finding a lot of pressure to open up up and was normally in a position to get a good bite out of them thats how I got one particular of my six-pounders.
Catching the very first six-pounder on a single of my very first casts this morning really set the tempo for me today, Martin continued. I considered I had caught a catfish.
Martin indicated that the tide wasnt a do-or-die for his fishing on the Potomac. He explained that he truly wasnt doing anything particular just casting and flipping. It was his focus to depth that paid out off for him today. He keyed in on a lot less-pressured flats with grass and mentioned every solid was produced with a purpose.
Martin mentioned he used Bruiser Baits and flipping creature-variety baits and explained he figured out what coloration and bait motion actually attracted the bass.
Its usually a good experience to have a comfy lead, Martin went on to say. I experienced a good apply but didnt count on to catch 22-ten nowadays. Unwell go out tomorrow and try the very same point. Go over a great deal of h2o and control the tide as finest I can and ideally I can smack em again.
The two Baumgarder and Rose explained they have been fishing in higher-visitors areas as effectively. According to Rose, ninety p.c of the bass in the Potomac are in a small area and anglers just need to important in on specific spots in these areas and hope for the greatest. Even though Baumgarder was using chatterbaits and Zoom Pace worms, Rose mentioned that he trapped to Strike Kings KVD one.five crankbaits.
Rounding out the best 10 professionals after day one on the Potomac River are:
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