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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
Just when the best bass fishermen in the country thought they had the Potomac River figured out, Tim Horton, a first-year touring pro from Spruce Pine, Ala., won the recent Kmart Bassmaster Top 150 tournament at Smallwood State Park in Charles County. Last week Horton was able to adapt to gusty winds, silty water and contrary tides and caught a total of 77 pounds, 8 ounces of bass, beating his nearest competitor by almost 16 pounds. "I was hoping that within five years I could win [a major tournament]
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By Judy Colbert | September 15, 2011
Luke Clausen found a rare day in June when, on the fourth day of the FLW Tour bass fishing tournament on the Potomac River out of National Harbor, he brought in 19 pounds, 4 ounces of fish, two pounds more than any other professional fishermen had caught that day. His total catch weighed 69 pounds, 14 ounces, and it earned him a cool $125,000 paycheck. Rocell Viniard, vice president and director of marketing for National Harbor, figures several thousand people attended the event, particularly on the last day, when FLW and sponsors have a lot of free family activities that are open to the public.
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By Judy Colbert | September 15, 2011
Luke Clausen found a rare day in June when, on the fourth day of the FLW Tour bass fishing tournament on the Potomac River out of National Harbor, he brought in 19 pounds, 4 ounces of fish, two pounds more than any other professional fishermen had caught that day. His total catch weighed 69 pounds, 14 ounces, and it earned him a cool $125,000 paycheck. Rocell Viniard, vice president and director of marketing for National Harbor, figures several thousand people attended the event, particularly on the last day, when FLW and sponsors have a lot of free family activities that are open to the public.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
Just when the best bass fishermen in the country thought they had the Potomac River figured out, Tim Horton, a first-year touring pro from Spruce Pine, Ala., won the recent Kmart Bassmaster Top 150 tournament at Smallwood State Park in Charles County. Last week Horton was able to adapt to gusty winds, silty water and contrary tides and caught a total of 77 pounds, 8 ounces of bass, beating his nearest competitor by almost 16 pounds. "I was hoping that within five years I could win [a major tournament]
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September 24, 1992
Today-Saturday: $291,000 Bassmaster BP Top 10 tournament, Smallwood State Park near Waldorf. Launch daily between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Weigh-ins daily starting about 2 p.m.Today-Sunday: Sunfest Boat Show at Shantytown Village in West Ocean City. Show opens daily at noon. No admission. More than 100 boats on display. Call (410) 213-1121.Today-Sunday: Penn's Landing in-the-water boat show, Penn's Landing Boat Basin in Philadelphia. Call (215) 449-9910.Saturday-Sunday: DNR-sponsored Potomac paddling adventure, family canoe trip at Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1998
Each year, the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association holds a spring tournament on Maryland's waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. This year, the state's largest fishing organization is offering a tournament tutoring program it hopes will improve the competition and increase membership.MSSA's Partner Program has enlisted a number of volunteers from chapters around the state to give advice on terminal tackle, equipment, electronics, trolling speed and patterns, lures and other techniques such as chumming.
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By Candus Thomson | August 9, 2002
MARBURY - A total of 210 professional bass anglers kicked off the new season at 6 a.m. yesterday on the Potomac River in the BASSMASTER Northern Open. It felt more like a morning in fall than early August, with fishermen bundled against the pre-dawn chill and full-throttle run from Charles County's Smallwood State Park to the river. Ken McIntosh, coming off an 18-month sabbatical from the tour, is in first place, with a five-fish limit of 15 pounds. The pro from Pierceton, Ind., is working a 50-yard stretch up river, pitching a jig in 10-15 feet of water.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Two people were rescued from a 38-foot fishing boat after it collided with an object in the Patapsco River near Fort Smallwood State Park in Anne Arundel County on Friday, Coast Guard officials said. Thomas H. Tolson Sr., 49, of Severn and John L. Sullivan Jr., 60, of Columbia were pulled from the boat at about 2:30 p.m. When the Coast Guard crew began pumping water from the boat, the water was already up to the boaters' knees and began to wash over the sides. The crew was forced to remove the lines and the fishing boat capsized, officials said.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 16, 1998
The Bass Tournament Trail comes to Maryland on Aug. 26-29 for the Maryland Top 150 at Smallwood State Park in Charles County. The stop is the opener of the 1998-1999 season.This year, the Bassmaster Top 150 tournaments have returned to a four-day format, with competition Wednesday through Saturday.Organizers expect a tight tournament, with a winning weight in excess of 60 pounds.Last year, with a three-day competition, Michigan angler Kevin Van Dam caught 15 bass for a total weight of 51 pounds, 5 ounces.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1997
MARBURY -- Roland Martin has won 18 Bass Anglers Sportsman Society tournaments through the years, but never has won as a pro on the Potomac River.Yesterday Martin, the pro angler and television host from Clewiston, Fla., caught a limit of five bass for 19 pounds, 6 ounces to take the lead in the Kmart Bassmasters Top 100 Pro-Am.The three-day pro-am is the season opener on the BASS Tournament Trail, which culminates in the Bass Masters Classic on High Rock Lake near Greensboro, N.C., next August.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1996
MARBURY -- Dan Moreland of Paducah, Ky., worked the shallows of an undisclosed creek off the Potomac River for almost 19 pounds of largemouth bass yesterday and took the lead in the Bassmasters Maryland Top 100 Pro-Am being fished out of Smallwood State Park.The final round of the three-day competition is today."I've never fished the Potomac in competition before, so I am learning as I go," said Morehead, who has a total of 34 pounds, 6 ounces. "But I have yet to catch a fish less than 14 inches, and I am impressed [with the river]
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | July 12, 2009
Seven years ago on a sweltering August day in Alabama, I watched professional bass fishermen put ice in their livewells before they put an iced drink to their lips. For them, killing a fish was unthinkable, and not just because they would be penalized by Bassmaster Classic officials and jeopardize their chance to win $200,000. They also knew that sloppy fish handling would diminish their standing as sportsmen. No matter where it happens, a fish kill also is a black eye for the tournament, the sponsors, the state natural resources agency charged with protecting fish and the reputation of the body of water.
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