May 20, 2017 Potomac River

The battle on the Potomac River started with a surprise closure of the Smallwood Park launch due to a Triathlon event. The Ratz made the decision to launch upriver at Slavins. Six boats launched for this second tournament of the season ahead of the high winds reported by the small craft advisory. This forced the Ratz to stay close in case the weather got ugly. Those that ventured to Chicamuxen reported 3-foot waves on the way back to Mattawomen. No one laid a goose egg in this tnx as Frank takes the win by bringing in a limit weighing 15.55-lbs. Gary wins the lunker pool with a 4.34-lb and second place, with Ron taking 3rd place. Tom won the last-minute snakehead pool by hauling in the only snakehead in the tnx.