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2016 Eastern Division Championship day 1

Phillips Jumps Into Lead at Eastern Divisonal

Russell Phillips of Connecticut surged to the top of the 94 angler field, on Day 1 of the Eastern Divisional being held at Kingston, Ontario Canada.  His bag of five smallmouth tipped the scales at 21-08 pounds.  Nipping at his heels with 21-05 pounds is Curtis Richardson, of Canada, in second place.  In third place is the New Hampshire angler, Garry Woodruff with a big sack that weighed 19-06 pounds.  In fourth place sits Matt Thoin of New Hampshire with a limit weighing 18-14 pounds.  THe final spot in the top five goes to David Barnes Sr, of Maine, who turned in 18-10 pounds today.

dscn0484The big bass pot for Wednesday went to Maine angler, Jason Kervin with a beautiful 6.00 pound lunker smallmouth.   A total of 90 out of 94 anglers weighed at least one fish on Wednesday which totaled 972-04 pounds.  There were a total of 48 limits brought to the scales today.

The team from Vermont jumped out to the early lead in the state to state competition.  Their team weighed in 158-11 pounds on Wednesday among the twelve man team.  Massachusetts sits in second place with 144-03 pounds for their team.  Connecticut stands in third place with 140-01 pounds.  The remainder of the states look like this.  New York 121-05 pounds.  Ontario, Canada 120-13 pounds.  New Hampshire 112-11 pounds.  Maine 101-06 pounds and Rhode Island 73-02 pounds.

After one day of competition, the race for the top two anglers from each state, is a tight one.  Several states have as many as three or four guys who are within a pound or two of the top slot in their state.

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