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Potholes Reservoir 5/20/2018

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This was the 2nd event of the 2018 season for the Washington East region! This event was held on 5/20/2018 at Potholes Reservoir at Mardon Resort. All of the teams were anxious to see how this second event would shake up the early season points standings. 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.

Earning the championship at Potholes Reservoir was the team of Marc Lippincott of Spokane Valley, WA and to Chris Treffry of Spokane, WA. They had 5 Bass that weighed 23.64lbs! They received $2383.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory! Marc is a member of the P Line teams.

The runner-up position at Potholes Reservoir went to the team of Aaron Echternkamp & David Kromm. They had 5 Bass weighing 20.84lbs. They received $1458.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Aaron is a member of the G Loomis, McCoy Fishing Line, and Nixon Marine teams. David is a member of the Sniper Lures, All City Bail Bonds, Bass Kick N Baits, Ranger Boats, Evinrude OMC, and G Loomis teams. Great job!

Coming in 3rd place we had the team of Ronald Hobbs Jr. & Mike Bess. They weighed 5 Bass going 19.90lbs! They collected $850.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Ronald is a member of the Triton Boats, Skinny Bear Jigs, Gamakatsu, and Diawa teams. Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at Potholes Reservoir was Mark Ballinger & Dallas Hintz. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 18.23lbs. and collected $180.00 CASH! A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Jarrid Turner & Matt Cole. They had 5 Bass weighing 17.21lbs. They received $160.00 CASH! Jarrid is a member of the Les Schwab Tires teams. Great job, a top 5 finish!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Marc Lippincott & Chris Treffry. Their big fish weighed 6.54 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! The next team event in the Washington East region will be on 6/23/2018 at Chelan. 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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