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UPPER CHESAPEAKE/ANCHOR

11/21/10

PLACE 1 2 3 4 5

BOATER TONY OSBORNE MIKE PICCOLO JOE THOMPSON JACK RINKERS MATT ELLIOTT

NON-BOATER JASON BARROW CHARLIE STEINER JERRY GERLACH BILL GALLAGHER STEVE SNIDER

FISH BIGBASS WEIGHT WINNINGS 5 8.12 21.2 $1,820 5 6.48 19.82 $760 5 3.76 15.67 $400 5 4.83 15.19 $290 5 4.88 14.96 $240

POTOMAC

11/07/10

PLACE BOATER NON-BOATER FISH BIGBASS WEIGHT WINNINGS 1 ED RILEY JUSTIN RILEY 5 5.32 19.04 $793 2 DANNY RODRIGUEZ RON FARREN 5 6.39 19.03 $155 3 GEORGE SHORT GARY BAILEY 5 3.29 13.31 $0 OMARI HOPKINS-NAVIES 5 2.19 10.04 $0 4 JASON BERRY 5 KEVIN MAHONEY TODD AKINS 5 2.39 9.84 $0

Chesapeake Fall Pro Teams Trail with 14.96 pounds good for a 5th place nish and $240 in prize money. Jack Rinkers and Bill Gallagher rode a limit weighing in at 15.19 pounds to secure a fourth place nish worth $290. Joe Thompson and Jerry Gerlach brought a nice limit of 15.67 pounds to the scales which earned them a third place nish. The duo took home $400 and a pair of third place plaques for their efforts on the water. Joe and Jerry are currently sitting atop the Angler of the Year standings after 4 events. Mike Piccolo and Charlie Steiner had a stellar day on the water sacking up 5 bass that weighed 19.82 pounds. Their catch was anchored by a hefty 6.48 largemouth. A limit like that will win most events on the Upper bay and that 6-1/2 pound bass would also take big sh money on most days. Today however would be different. Including 2nd place Option Pot money, the duo was presented with second place plaques and $760 in prize money.

Very windy conditions held the eld down to a mere 6 teams as an- glers struggled with the southeast gusts at the Marshall Hall ramp. While the weather may have been less than desirable, all teams were greeted by some great shing and every participating team managed to bring a limit to the scales. Perhaps it could be that the chilly weather has nally triggering the feeding impulse on these Potomac River bass. The team of George Short and Gary Bailey were back on the water following their scary mishap on Day 2 of the Team Champi- onships a few weeks prior. Glad to see them back and doing well Gary and George nished in 3rd place with 13.31 pounds. The duo received walnut plaques from Tri-State Trophies. Danny Rodriguez and Ron Farren couldn’t have come closer to winning the tournament as they sacked 5 beautiful largemouth that tipped the scales at 19.03 pounds. They also had the tourna- ment big sh – a hefty bass that weighed 6.39 pounds. In addition to 3 Tri-State Trophies plaques they took home big sh money, second place Option Pot money, and 2 Dicks Sporting Goods gift cards for a total value of $155. Ed Riley and Justin Riley, multiple 2009 AOY champions won by the closest of margins with a limit that weighed in at 19.04 pounds. They’re bag included a nice 5.32 pound largemouth. They won a total of $793 dollars including rst place Option Pot money. Congratulations! I want to add that Danny and Ron were extremely gracious in nishing just 1/100th behind and are looking forward to the next Potomac Winter event to avenge their loss.

Mike and Charlie

Tony Osborne and Jason Barrow teamed up to amass an ab- solutely stunning limit of sh that hit the scales at 21.20 pounds! Securing this limit was a monster of a sh – a giant bass that weighed in at 8.12 pounds! You gotta love this time of year on the Chesapeake Bay! Tony and Jason won the Grand Slam today…1st place, 1st place big bass option, and 1st place Option Pot money which totaled $1820! What a day for this duo!

Thousandths of a pound can be the difference between win- ner and second best and such was the case at the November 7th USAC Potomac Winter Teams opener staged out of Marshall Hall.

RILEY’S EKE ONE OUT IN POTOMAC WINTER OPENER

Ed & Justin Riley – 1 st place nishers Potomac 11/07/10

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