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    Default NOVA Bass Club Classic

    Nova Bass Anglers fished the 2009 club classic tournament October 17th and 18th on the Potomac River launching from Leesylvania State Park. True to form the weather turned very poor the day before the tournament and stayed nasty throughout the weekend. Saturday the guys were welcomed by air temps in the low 40ís and a misty rain all day along with a 10mph north wind. To add to the difficulties the BASS Weekend series regional championship was fishing the Potomac with 200 boats in the field. This made for some crowded waters and much pressured fish. Despite the difficult conditions the Nova anglers were able to put together limits for the day one weigh in. Day one leader Chris McManus weighed a five bass limit of 11.41 lbs, second was Chrisí boater John Malerich with a limit of 10.89 lbs, and third on day one was George Hayn III with a 7.48 lb limit of bass. The guys reported catching their fish on reaction baits in shallow grass beds not far from the launch site.

    Day two brought 15-25 mph north, north west winds and air temps in the 40ís again. The low temps on day one and over night lows in the 30ís dropped the water temperature enough to make conditions even tougher for day two. Day one leaders Chris and John had a difficult time repeating there shallow water pattern and faltered a bit. A few of the guys made adjustments to deeper water and found limits of a little bigger fish than the others. John Fravel and George Hayn III reported finding a pattern on rocky ledges near creek channels in 6-15 feet of water. George reported catching fish on a slow rolled spinner bait on creek channel edges and John caught them on a football jig crawled over rocks and wood near creek channels.

    Congratulations to top finishers!

    1st John Fravel, 16.56
    2nd George Hayn III, 16.11
    3rd John Malerich, 15.63

    Big Fish:
    Day one: Chris McManus, 3.38
    Day two: John Fravel, 3.41
    2010 VAO March Madness Big Bass


    JERKIN JIMMY

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    awesome job jj. u da man!

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    nice JJ.....shows some pretty smart fishing...
    cheers,
    Steve

    2011/2013 St Jude's Charity Tournament Champion
    Bass East Big Bass Challenge winner of 11-12 and 12-1 hours.


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    Good job, John. Are you sure you really want to move to SC.?
    2013 Frog Only Tournament Winner
    2010 Tie for VA-Outdoors Angler of the Year
    2009 Caroline County Rotary Club Tournament Winner
    2007 Tuesday Night Classic Champions
    "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."

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