2015 Mid Atlantic Championship Final Day Lake Erie

1 Daniel Gray DCOn the final day an ounce separated the top two anglers at the Mid Atlantic Division Championship. Daniel Gray – DC beat out Corey Cook – WV, by the slightest of margins. Daniel won the Overall Event with 11 fish weighing 42-08 lbs and Corey Cook finished with 2 Corey Cook WV12 fish weighing 42-07 lbs.
The next 2 places were almost as close, John Carpenter of NJ had 39-06 lbs for third and fourth went to Brian LaClair –DE with 39-04lbs. It was a great final day weigh-in.
Eighteen total limits were brought in today with Steve Dinkler – WV having the largest bag of the day with 4 fish weighing 15-02 lbs.
3 Mike Morris DEMike Morris – DE took Big Bass honors with a nice 4-13 lb smallmouth.
West Virginia ran away with the state team competition by piling up 321-12 lbs over 3 days on their 12 man team. In second, was the team from New Jersey with 279-13 lbs. The host state PA finished 3rd with 268-05 lbs.
Each of the seven states qualified their top two anglers to advance to the 2016 TBF National Championship. 

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TBF Mid Atlantic Division Championship Day 2

West Virginia extended their state team lead today by almost 33 pounds as their two day total sits at 228-04 pounds. New Jersey’s two day total of 195-03 lbs moved them to 2nd Place and Pennsylvania’s two day total vaulted them into 3rd Pl.
Two anglers tied, for the largest bag of the day with 14-10 lbs. Brian LaClair of DE and Jason Wiseman of DC a Corey Cook - WVeach had a nice sack of smallmouth to show for their efforts today.
Chris Napier of VA had the 3rd largest sack with 14-05 pounds.
Cory Cook of WV was next with a limit that weighed 14-03 lbs. With that weight, Cory became the overall Tournament Leader with 28-10 lbs. after 2 days of competition.
Day one leader Daniel Gray, of DC, shifts to 2nd Pl with 28-05 lbs. Brian LaClair of DE is third with 27-12 lbs.
The fish did not bite as well on the second day, as they did on Wednesday. However, Mike Renshaw –VA had the big bass for Thursday with a nice 5-00 lb smallmouth.
b Mike Renshaw - VAEach state will advance their top two anglers from their twelve man team, to the National Championship next spring. With one day left nearly all seven states still have numerous anglers who are within striking distance of the top two weights on their team. It should be a shoot out on the final day tomorrow.



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2015 TBF Mid Atlantic Championship day 1

Lots of Smallmouth on Day1 at Lake Erie

a Daniel Gray DC

Daniel Gray, DC

Thirty two limits were turned in on day 1 of the Mid-Atlantic Division Championship on Lake Erie in Pennsylvania. Twelve man teams from West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia caught numerous smallmouths between three to five pounds.
The biggest fish of the day went to Russell Lohr from the District of Columbia.
His big smallmouth worth $720 tipped the scales at 5-05lbs.
Leading at the end of day 1 was Daniel Gray from the District of Columbia with 16-07 pounds. The second, third and fourth places were separated by just an ounce. In second, was Bill Bower of West Virginia with 16-02 lbs. In third, is John Carpenter from New Jersey with 16-01 lbs. Mike Keller of New Jersey sits in fourth with 16-0 lbs even.

Russell Lohr, DC

Russell Lohr, DC

Finishing out the top five, also from New Jersey, is Sean Loll with 15-08 lbs.
In the state team competition, West Virginia posted 122-03 pounds on the first day to lead the pack.
They were followed closely by New Jersey with 118-01 lbs and Pennsylvania with 110-10 lbs.
Tomorrow, anglers face day two on Lake Erie as the Mid-Atlantic Division Championship presented by Lowrance continues.

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2015 Eastern Divisional Championship Finals

Farrell On Top at Winnipesaukee

Tim Farrell MassTim Farrell, of Hanson, MA, caught a limit of fish on all three days and won the Eastern Divisional Championship at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. With weights of 12-15, 14-09 and 11-08, Farrell finished with an even 39-00 pounds. Farrell was doing the same thing just about everybody was doing, which was fishing a drop shot rig in fairly deep water each and every day.

Matthew Allen, from Hanover, MA finishes second just 15 ounces behind the leader with 38-01 pounds. Allen was the day 1 leader with the biggest limit of the tournament which was 16-11 pounds. Matthew also had the largest fish of the tournament with a 5-02 lunker. Matthew reportedly caught his fish out deep on a drop shot and a jig.

Davis Tsao, of Newburyport, MA was representing the home state of New Hampshire finishes third withDavid Tsao New Hampshire 1st Pl 36-03 pounds for the three days. On day 1 Tsao had the second largest stringer of the tournament with a nice limit weighing 14-11 pounds.

Rounding out the top five was Mike Czaplinski of Hopatcong, NJ, representing New York with 34-14 pounds. Jim Gildea of Weston, MA takes fifth with 34-11

The Massachusetts team simply showed out, at this event, landing six of their twelve man team in the top 12 finishing spots. They accumulated a total 363.01 pounds. The next closest team to them was the home state team of New Hampshire with a total weight of 292-01. Connecticut finishes third with 267-12 pounds.

With 96 anglers participating, there were over 50 limits on two of the three competition days. Day two was shortened with nearly a two hour morning fog delay on Thursday, yet still over thirty limits were caught. All in all, a pretty good catch by these Eastern anglers.

As is the prize in each of the Divisional Championships, the top two anglers from each of the eight states are advanced to the Federation National Championship.

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2015 Eastern Divisional day 2

Anglers set anxiously waiting for the fog to lift here on day 1.  After approximately 1.5 hours delay the fog suddenly lifted and Tournament Director Sullivan began releasing the 48 boat field.

Day 2 of the Eastern Divisional Championship saw 43 five fish limits cross the stage.

Day 1 Leader Matthew Allen/Massachusetts weighed in 5 fish for 11-07 lbs to maintain the overall tournament lead with 28-02.  Tim Farrell / Massachusetts moved to 2nd Pl with 27-08 and 3rd Pl is tied with 25-14 held by David Tsao/ New Hampshire & Steve Santa / Massachusetts.

With the Top 15 places having 20 plus lbs. Day 3 is set for a spectacular finish.  Additional story being worked on now and will be posted later this evening.

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2015 Eastern Divisional Championship day 1

Limits Abound at the Day 1 Eastern Divisonal

DSC_0266With 96 anglers competing, a total of 54 of them brought in a five bass limit on Day 1 at the Eastern Divisional Championship at Winnipesaukee, in New Hampshire. Matthew Allen, of Hanover, MA is the overall leader with 16.11pounds. He separated himself from the rest of the field, with a nice 5.02 lunker, that was the biggest bass brought in on Wednesday.

Right behind Matthew, in second place was local New Hampshire angler David Tsao, from Newburyport, with his limit that weighed 14.11 pounds. David said he had a pretty solid day and thinks his fish are stable enough that he could catch that much again in the coming two days.

Third place is Mike Czaplinski of New York Team with 14.03 pounds. Rounding out the top five were Daniel Murphy of New York Team with 13.11 and Steve Santa from Io, Ma with 13.02 pounds.

Massachusetts leads the state team event with 130.01 pounds. Three other states also accumulated a 100+ pound team weight for Day 1. The total catch for the field on Day 1 was 788.02 pounds. Most anglers reported catching several short fish and most caught more than the allowed five keepers for the first day.

Weigh in will continue to be at the Paugus Bay Marina each of the next two days at 3:00 pm. The High School Conference Finals will also be on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

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