2019 SEASON IN REVIEW

The 2019 Fish On Bass Anglers schedule comprised of 13 tournaments: 9 one day tournaments and 4 two day tournaments (including the classic) for a total of 17 tournament days. FOBA anglers brought 1,369 fish to the scales for a total weight of 2,422 lbs. Although over 150 more fish were caught in 2019, the total weight actually decreased by 4 lbs., causing the average fish size to drop to 1.74 lbs. The catch per angler per tournament day (for both divisions) was 2.84 fish for 5.00 lbs. 

The 2018 FOBA fish release rate of 99.3% somehow managed to get even higher, rising to 99.8%! That is a total of only 3 dead fish out of over 1,369 for the entire season! This is in part due to FOBA’s newly adopted Catch-Weigh-Release (CWR) system.  Implemented for the second straight season, in a CWR tournament each fish is weighed, verified, recorded, and then immediately released. FOBA implements the CWR system during the summer months when livewell stress is a concern and for locations or times when size limits or closed seasons make traditional tournaments difficult or impossible. This technique minimizes fish stress, increases accuracy in weighing of fish, and has a bonus of instant gratification in knowing the weight of the fish.

Statistically, the best tournament of the year was easily the April 12-13 tournament at Lake Gaston. A total of 436 lbs. was weighed in during the 2 day tournament, accounting for 18% of the 2019 season’s total weight. This tournament featured the top 5 boaters all finishing with over 20 lbs. The tournament winner, Tim Roberts, turned in the heaviest five bass limit of the year at 26 lbs., 15 oz.  It also resulted in the heaviest average weight per angler at 6.81 lbs.

The toughest tournament of the year was the September 7th event on Piney Run.  While Piney Run is known for smaller fish, it usually makes up for that with high numbers of overall fish caught, but in 2019 that was not the case.  It’s daily averages of only 1.5 fish for 1.22 lbs were the lowest of any event by far and proved to be one of the worst tournaments in FOBA history. Only two anglers in the entire field recorded a limit.

Overall, the 2019 season saw some very successful tournaments as well as some very challenging tournaments. Kevin Majane won the 2019 Angler of the Year in the boater division, his second as a boater and fourth overall. Majane has now won two AOY titles in both divisions. Eddie Yee won for the co-angler division. This is Yee’s third AOY title, first winning in 2010 and again in 2017.  Bryan Mitchell set a new FOBA record when he caught a 7-12 largemouth at Lake Anna, the largest fish ever weighed in FOBA tournament history! Membership increased by more than 10 members in 2019. FOBA hopes to build on a successful 2019 season by growing even more in 2020.

 

Lunker Winners

Boater: Tim Roberts, 6-9

Co-Angler: Bryan Mitchell, 7-12

Classic Winners
Boater: Mark Lim, 25-7
Co-Angler: Joe Homick, 10-11

TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Boater Division

Tournament
Winner
Caught
Alive
Total Lbs
Total Oz
Lunker Lbs
Lunker Oz
Lake Anna - 03/30/19
Greg Snider
5
5
10
1
Lake Gaston - 04/12/19-04/13/19
Tim Roberts
10
10
26
15
6
9
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/04/19
Kevin Majane
5
5
9
15
2
6
Smith Mountain Lake - 05/17/19-05/18/19
Joe Pautler
10
10
23
1
4
9
2019 FOBA Memorial - 06/01/19
Chris Hawkins
5
5
19
4
4
11
Potomac River - 06/15/19
Sam McDowell
5
5
12
12
3
2
Upper Bay - 06/29/19
Zachary Parkent
5
5
14
15
5
10
Potomac River - 07/13/19
Sam McDowell
5
5
14
9
4
4
Piney Run - 09/07/19
Logan Summers
5
5
8
10
2
2
Potomac River - 09/21/19
Gary D'angelo
5
5
14
6
4
15
Deep Creek Lake - 10/04/19-10/05/19
Shawn Cowart
10
10
19
0
2
9
Lake Anna - 10/19/19
Logan Summers
5
5
14
9
0
0
2019 FOBA Classic - 11/08/19-11/09/19
Mark Lim
10
10
25
7
4
5
March FOBA Derby Tournament - 03/16/19
Logan Summers
5
5
11
15
3
10

Co-Angler Division

Tournament
Winner
Caught
Alive
Total Lbs
Total Oz
Lunker Lbs
Lunker Oz
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Jeff Wible
5
5
10
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Dave Miller
5
5
7
14
2
14
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Sam McDowell
4
4
7
13
4
9
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Greg Greene
5
5
7
13
3
3
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Ed Snider
5
5
7
3
2
4
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Gary D'angelo
4
4
6
12
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Steve Soherr
4
4
6
3
2
9
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Gary Rank
3
3
6
0
2
9
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Kevin Majane
5
5
5
12
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Charlie Prue
5
5
5
6
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Bob Hoff
4
4
5
5
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Todd Kimmell
3
3
5
4
3
1
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Logan Summers
5
5
4
6
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Zack Showman
2
2
3
8
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Scott Gavel
2
2
3
1
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Eric Remian
1
1
2
12
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Tim Miles
1
1
2
6
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Greg Snider
2
2
2
3
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Marc Borger
2
2
2
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
John Liljestrand
2
2
1
11
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Dave Siecker
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Rum Kelly
4
4
8
9
3
11
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Bob Fisher
4
4
8
2
3
12
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Don Snider
2
2
5
12
3
2
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Mitchell Greene
4
4
4
14
2
9
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
David Maldonado
4
4
3
9
1
7
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Richard Greene
1
1
3
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Chris Doerr
1
1
2
3
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Nick Nicol
1
1
1
7
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Eddie Yee
1
1
1
6
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Chris Snider
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
Eugene Salley
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lake Anna - 04/03/10
George Winhauer
0
0
0
0
0
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Sam McDowell
5
5
17
12
4
7
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Dave Siecker
5
5
15
10
4
10
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Kevin Majane
5
5
13
3
4
7
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Todd Kimmell
5
5
12
12
3
1
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Greg Greene
5
5
12
10
2
14
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Dave Miller
5
5
12
10
2
10
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Tim Miles
5
5
11
11
2
12
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Gary Rank
5
5
11
1
3
7
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Marc Borger
5
5
10
15
2
12
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Logan Summers
5
5
9
15
2
5
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
John Liljestrand
5
5
8
4
2
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Greg Snider
3
3
7
2
3
15
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Charlie Prue
3
3
5
8
2
1
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Steve Soherr
1
1
2
3
2
3
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Fred Matos
4
4
13
1
4
4
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Brian Shoemaker
5
5
10
11
2
8
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Tim Roberts
5
5
9
12
2
12
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Bob Fisher
5
5
9
10
3
7
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
George Winhauer
5
5
8
12
2
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Eddie Yee
3
3
6
9
2
5
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Nick Nicol
3
3
5
14
2
8
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Don Snider
2
2
3
4
2
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Chris Snider
1
1
1
14
1
14
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Eugene Salley
1
1
1
2
1
2
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Chris Doerr
0
0
0
0
0
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
David Maldonado
0
0
0
0
0
0
Conowingo Reservoir - 05/01/10
Richard Greene
0
0
0
0
0
0
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Sam McDowell
5
5
21
0
5
6
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Greg Greene
5
5
19
11
4
7
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Logan Summers
5
5
19
2
5
9
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Dave Miller
5
5
17
9
4
4
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Dave Siecker
5
5
17
4
4
4
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Richard de los Santos
5
5
16
4
4
13
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Tim Miles
5
5
15
9
5
15
Black Hill - 06/05/10
John Liljestrand
5
5
15
3
3
12
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Scott Gavel
5
5
14
13
4
4
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Kevin Majane
5
5
14
11
5
0
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Steve Soherr
5
5
14
11
4
1
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Greg Snider
5
5
14
0
3
7
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Jeff Wible
5
5
13
15
4
10
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Marc Borger
5
5
12
0
3
10
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Todd Kimmell
5
5
11
15
3
10
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Gary Rank
5
5
11
10
4
4
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Charlie Prue
5
5
11
3
3
7
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Eric Remian
5
5
11
3
3
5
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Bob Hoff
3
3
5
15
2
7
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Mitchell Greene
5
5
16
10
5
15
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Eddie Yee
5
5
15
6
3
10
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Fred Hannasch
5
5
8
15
3
1
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Brian Shoemaker
5
5
8
12
3
5
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Laurie Soherr
3
3
7
13
3
10
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Richard Greene
5
5
7
6
1
14
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Bob Fisher
4
4
6
5
2
0
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Nick Nicol
3
3
6
1
2
14
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Chris Snider
3
3
5
11
3
5
Black Hill - 06/05/10
George Winhauer
3
3
4
0
1
9
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Miguel Bueso
2
2
3
6
2
1
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Don Snider
2
2
2
7
1
5
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Chris Doerr
1
1
1
9
1
9
Black Hill - 06/05/10
Fred Matos
1
1
1
5
1
5
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Logan Summers
5
4
13
2
3
8
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Greg Greene
5
5
10
15
2
9
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Greg Snider
5
5
10
10
4
2
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Sam McDowell
5
5
10
7
4
7
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Charlie Prue
5
5
9
9
2
7
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Richard de los Santos
5
5
9
1
3
6
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Tim Miles
5
5
8
12
2
4
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Eric Remian
5
5
7
15
2
11
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Bob Hoff
5
5
5
8
0
0
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Dave Miller
4
4
4
6
1
11
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Kevin Majane
2
2
4
5
2
12
Potomac River - 06/19/10
John Liljestrand
2
2
3
10
2
5
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Todd Kimmell
2
2
2
0
0
0
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Gary D'angelo
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Rum Kelly
5
5
10
7
4
3
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Tim Roberts
5
5
9
2
2
12
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Bob Fisher
5
5
6
5
1
11
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Eddie Yee
4
4
4
15
2
0
Potomac River - 06/19/10
David Maldonado
4
4
4
3
1
8
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Richard Greene
3
3
3
12
1
7
Potomac River - 06/19/10
George Winhauer
3
1
1
11
0
0
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Don Snider
1
1
1
3
1
3
Potomac River - 06/19/10
Chris Doerr
0
0
0
0
0
0
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Logan Summers
5
5
21
9
6
3
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Greg Greene
5
5
16
5
6
3
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Dave Miller
5
5
15
15
3
15
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Jeff Wible
5
5
15
8
3
5
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Todd Kimmell
5
5
15
5
5
0
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Steve Soherr
5
5
14
1
4
1
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Sam McDowell
5
5
13
1
3
5
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Kevin Majane
5
5
12
13
3
5
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Marc Borger
5
5
12
6
2
14
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Bob Hoff
5
5
10
5
3
3
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Dave Siecker
5
5
9
15
3
3
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Greg Snider
5
5
9
3
2
8
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Tim Miles
5
5
7
5
2
8
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Zack Showman
5
5
7
4
1
11
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Ed Snider
1
1
3
10
3
10
Black Hill - 07/10/10
John Liljestrand
0
0
0
0
0
0
Black Hill - 07/10/10
George Winhauer
5
5
15
3
4
4
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Eddie Yee
5
5
13
6
4
7
Black Hill - 07/10/10
David Maldonado
5
5
8
8
2
5
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Brian Shoemaker
5
5
7
2
1
9
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Chris Doerr
4
4
7
1
2
1
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Mitchell Greene
2
2
6
6
3
15
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Chris Snider
3
3
5
8
2
10
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Bob Fisher
3
3
5
1
2
1
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Laurie Soherr
2
2
5
0
3
7
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Richard Greene
2
2
4
4
2
12
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Nick Kozak
2
2
3
0
1
12
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Miguel Bueso
1
1
2
12
2
12
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Tim Roberts
1
1
2
7
2
7
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Don Snider
0
0
0
0
0
0
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Fred Matos
0
0
0
0
0
0
Black Hill - 07/10/10
Meyer Leibovich
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Sam McDowell
5
5
17
10
5
1
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Gary D'angelo
5
5
10
15
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Dave Miller
5
4
10
8
3
2
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Richard de los Santos
4
4
10
3
5
10
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Dave Siecker
5
5
8
15
2
15
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Bob Hoff
5
5
8
13
3
8
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Greg Greene
5
5
8
11
2
10
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Todd Kimmell
4
4
8
8
2
10
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Charlie Prue
5
5
8
5
2
6
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Ed Snider
5
4
8
3
3
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Logan Summers
4
4
8
3
2
15
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Kevin Majane
4
3
7
15
2
12
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
John Liljestrand
2
2
5
5
3
5
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Zack Showman
3
3
4
9
1
5
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Marc Borger
3
3
4
8
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Greg Snider
2
2
4
1
2
8
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Tim Roberts
5
5
7
1
2
1
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
David Maldonado
3
3
6
8
2
10
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Nick Sallack
4
4
6
8
2
2
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Brian Shoemaker
3
3
6
7
3
1
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Rum Kelly
4
4
6
1
1
12
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Nick Kozak
4
4
5
5
1
14
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Richard Greene
4
4
5
4
2
1
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
George Winhauer
2
2
4
5
2
8
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Bob Fisher
2
2
3
0
1
8
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Meyer Leibovich
2
2
2
13
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Eddie Yee
1
1
1
13
1
4
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Chris Snider
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Fred Matos
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potomac River - 08/14/2010
Barry Kozak
0
0
0
0
0
0
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Greg Greene
5
5
13
5
3
12
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Gary D'angelo
4
4
13
3
5
2
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Greg Snider
5
5
11
12
4
2
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Sam McDowell
2
2
10
3
4
15
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Tim Miles
5
5
9
15
2
13
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Steve Soherr
5
5
9
10
2
12
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Kevin Majane
5
5
8
10
2
4
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Logan Summers
5
5
8
4
2
1
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Dave Miller
5
2
8
2
2
12
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Bob Hoff
5
5
7
14
1
15
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Zack Showman
5
5
7
4
1
5
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Todd Kimmell
4
4
5
13
0
0
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Marc Borger
3
3
5
8
2
7
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Dave Siecker
1
1
2
10
2
10
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Nick Kozak
5
5
11
7
3
0
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Tim Roberts
5
5
10
6
3
10
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Bob Fisher
4
3
7
2
2
1
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Joel Bader
4
4
6
7
1
15
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Barry Kozak
3
3
3
12
1
7
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Eddie Yee
3
3
3
5
1
3
Potomac River - 09/25/10
Chris Doerr
2
2
2
13
0
0
Potomac River - 09/25/10
George Winhauer
1
1
1
11
1
11

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