Sept 4, 2010
Around mid-July, Bass Weekend Series angler Kris Johsnon thought about putting together a fishing tournament for anglers by anglers. He made many friends through the FLW outdoors BFL, BWS, LAPR, and Warbird Outdoors among others. Lots of his friends were in MD and VA. So he thought let’s make a tournament that will highlight MD and VA’s finest bass anglers. With the help of close friend and accomplished angler Rodney “Tank” Mosley and friend Jason Berry owner of Potomac Mix Tackle this would get it all rolling on Sept 4, 2010. $6000 dollars worth of sponsorship money and product were raised in 6 weeks. Lots of door prizes were given away; food and refreshments were also provided for the 100+ anglers that were involved. 52 teams representing MD and VA came out to compete in this piscatorial battle. The winning team got their state park the cash donation part of the proceeds. Preparations were done on Facebook, phone, and word of mouth. This was a lot of work in 6 weeks. When the Battle was over the top 5 teams from were from VA. Team Virginia also won the State Title with their top weight. Team Virginia raised $1300 dollars for Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, VA.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Sportsman Marine, JB Custom Rods, Power Pole, Interstate Batteries, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Seduction Lures, Auto Ink, Potomac Mix Tackle, Commonwealth Guide Service, Donegan’s Tree Service, Hopkins-Navies McDonalds, Pure Poison Jigs, Gander Mountain, Outdoor Action with Teddy Carr, Bass Boat Saver, Flip Clipp, and Steve Chaconas of National Bass Guide Service for awesome pictures of this great event. We thank Leesylvania State Park for allowing us to put on this great event on a Labor Day Weekend. Last but not least the anglers that helped participate in this event. Thank You.
John Hutchins and Fakhruddin Rahimi 17.76 lbs
Rich Newton and Rob Grike 14.33 lbs
Bart Wines and Tony Kronebusch 14.21 lbs
Teddy Carr and Justin Carr 13.69 lbs
Mickey Petry and James Donegan 12.99 lbs
VA team- 262.25 lbs
MD team 145.99 lbs