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Washington East Region

Tri-Cities 7/22/2018

Tournament Article 

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This was the 1st event of the 2018 season for the Washington East region! This event was held on 5/19/2018 at Potholes Reservoir at Mardon Resort. Everyone was excited to get on the water. Along with the daily payback at each event, these tournaments earn teams points to qualify for the 2018 American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classics! There are three American Bass/Ranger Boats team championships held each year by American Bass. The South Team Classic will be held at Lake Havasu, AZ on 9/21/18-9/22/18, the Northwest Team Classic will be on Lake Roosevelt, WA on 10/19/18-10/20/18 and the North Team Classic will be held on Shasta on 11/2/18-11/3/18.

Each exciting American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classic's awards a new Ranger/Mercury/Lowrance boat package to the winning team. These events are invitation only events. Teams earn an invitation by qualifying in one of the many American Bass team regions. First place at each of the Team Classic's will receive a Ranger/Mercury boat package no matter the number of boats competing! The Team Classics feature a $200 basic entry fee (plus mandatory event fees) with a 100% payback of the entry fee to second place through the 20% of field. Examples; if there are 100 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $20,000 cash awarded to 2nd-20th places. If there are 80 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $16,000 cash awarded to 2nd-16th places. The $200 entry is required, teams may also choose to enter additional options for a chance to win even more cash! If you have never qualified, you need to make this your year!

The Co-Sponsor of this Potholes Reservoir qualifier was Les Schwab. A huge thank-you to Les Schwab for their awesome support! Please remember Les Schwab when making your purchasing decisions.

1st place at the Potholes Reservoir event went to Levi Mesberg of Othello, WA and to Mason Mesberg of Othello, WA. They had 5 Bass that weighed 19.40lbs! They received $2773.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory!

2nd place at Potholes went to the team of Ronald Hobbs Jr. & Mike Bess. They had 5 Bass weighing 19.13lbs. They received $2188.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Ronald is a member of the Triton Boats, Skinny Bear Jigs, Gamakatsu, and Diawa teams. Great job!

Coming in 3rd place we had the team of Marc Lippincott & Chris Treffry. They weighed 5 Bass going 18.75lbs! They collected $1235.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Marc is a member of the P Line teams. Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at Potholes Reservoir was Loren English & Jeff McBroom. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 18.12lbs. and collected $320.00 CASH! A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Ben Schilling & Jason Bryan. They had 5 Bass weighing 18.11lbs. They received $215.00 CASH! Jason is a member of the Buck Knives teams. Great job, a top 5 finish!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Ronald Hobbs Jr. & Mike Bess. Their big fish weighed 5.65 pounds!

To see the full results and photos from this event, please visit the Washington East Region page on the AmericanBass.com website. Click on the "TOURNAMENT DATES & RESULTS" menu and work your way to the Washington East Region page. The results of every American Bass event since 1998 are found on our main website, AmericanBass.com! There are full results of more than 4,000 events available for you to see. There are also more than 40,000 unique photos! There are also lots of articles and videos to read and watch.

The Washington East Region offers American Bass angler's some of the best fishing in the West! To qualify from any region, you need to compete in a minimum of 5 events. Jump in at the next tournament if you missed this event. All of you Traveler's players should take a look at some of the events in this region, it will be a lot of fun! For additional information please call Brad Johnson at (425) 829-4140 or call the American Bass office at (714) 423-4532.


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