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Daves Gets No. 4

Wedding takes co-angler title in Shenandoah Division Super-Tournament
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Chris Daves
September 1, 2020 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Shenandoah Division Super-Tournament on the Potomac River. Daves earned a total of $5,197 for his victory.

The tournament was the fifth and final qualifying event of 2020 in the Shenandoah Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

“I know these (BFL) wins are few and far between, so it feels great to get a win this weekend,” says Daves, who earned his fourth career win in FLW competition. “It was fairly easy fishing on Friday, but it got very tough on Saturday. The key was just keeping my head down, chunking and winding, and fishing hard.

“I caught them all out of grass in about 3 feet of water,” Daves continues. “My key bait was a green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Speed Worm.”


The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Va., 10 bass, 26-2, $5,197

 2nd: Ryan Powroznik of Hopewell, Va., 10 bass, 25-12, $2,598

 3rd: Otis Darnell of Linden, Va., nine bass, 25-5, $1,733

 4th: Rick Chenoweth of Fredericksburg, Va., 10 bass, 25-4, $1,213

 5th: Danny Shanz of Summerton, S.C., 10 bass, 24-13, $1,039

 6th: John Duarte of Middle River, Md., eight bass, 21-3, $1,605

 7th: Robert Grike of Dumfries, Va., nine bass, 19-6, $866

 8th: Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Va., eight bass, 19-4, $780

 9th: Tom Bateman of Welcome, Md., eight bass, 18-1, $693

 10th: Carlton Owens of Franklin, Va., eight bass, 17-1, $606

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Duarte earned the day’s $652 Boater Big Bass award with a 6-pound, 11-ounce largemouth.


Co-angler Robert Wedding

Wedding wins co-angler title

Robert Wedding of Welcome, Maryland, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces. Wedding earned $2,599 for his victory.


The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Robert Wedding of Welcome, Md., 10 bass, 19-9, $2,599

 2nd: Michael Nelms of Hartwood, Va., eight bass, 18-2, $1,299

 3rd: Lazarus Durham of Dumfries, Va., seven bass, 16-13, $867

 4th: Troy Pipkin of Sterling, Va., seven bass, 13-4, $606

 5th: Matt McCluskey of Ashburn. Va., seven bass, 13-0, $520

 6th: Josh Hale of Roanoke, Va., five bass, 12-4, $476

 7th: William Lisenby of Centreville, Va., five bass, 12-0, $759

 8th: John Poos of Manassas, Va., four bass, 11-11, $390

 9th: John Castro of Lorton, Va., six bass, 10-11, $346

 10th: Austin Burdette of Pembroke, Va., six bass, 9-11, $303

Lisenby caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds 10 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $326.

The Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super-Tournament on the Potomac River was hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Shenandoah Division presented by A.R.E. based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, advance to the Oct. 8-10 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by Richmond Region Tourism. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.