July 25 was the 4th Friday tournament this season in the TGIF Division. Beautiful weather greeted the 18 teams entered in this event and remained for most of the day.
Just because the weather is good doesn’t necessarily mean the fishing is.
The Wellwood Club in Charlestown, MD hosted this event along with Hooked-on-the-Bay, Sarge’s Bait and Tackle, and Intercoastal Marine in Baltimore.
Mike Piccolo and Charles Steiner teamed up to finish in 5th place today with a limit of 5 bass weighing 13.04 pounds. They received a 1-year subscription to Boat US.
Bruce Freeman and Randy Knopp wound up the day in 4th place and took lunker honors with a nice 4.38 largemouth. They received a plaque, 2 Optimum swimbaits courtesy of Karl’s Bassin’ Adventures and $180. Their limit weighed 14.11 pounds. Nice job!
John Hart and Ed Pribish only had 4 fish today but 3 of them were well above average. Their key to success was finding an area with a late bite as they put their 2 best fish in the boat after 2:00PM. Their 4 fish weighed 14.38 pounds and earned them $430 in prize money and 2 plaques courtesy of The Wellwood Club.
Our second place finishers were Jeff Warner and Mike Smith who traveled down from New Jersey to fish today. They put together a beautiful limit of largemouth that totaled 15.12 pounds which landed them in the runner-up position. They were presented with 2 plaques and $530 in prize money. Good going!
Congratulations to Bill McDermott and Mike Gambill who scored their second consecutive victory today on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. They were just able to nose out Jeff and Mike with a 15.23 pound limit…good enough for the win!. They were awarded 2 plaques offered by The Wellwood Club and a total cash package of $1355. Way to go! They also strengthened their hold as the AOY leaders after 4 tournaments.
The next TGIF tournament is August 8th out of The Wellwood Club. This is a make-up tournament for the 1st one that was cancelled.
for a full listing of tournament results.