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West Virginia’s Mark Garner Leads Divisional On Monongahela

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West Virginia’s Mark Garner caught 6 pounds, 11 ounces to lead on Day 1 of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional on the Monongahela River held out of Fairmont, W.Va.

Photo Craig Lamb/B.A.S.S.

June 17, 2015

West Virginia’s Mark Garner Leads Divisional On Monongahela

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The water level has everything to do with the leader Mark Garner’s strategy at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional.

That’s not surprising because the tournament is on the Monongahela River, where success hinges on the rise and fall of the current.

Wednesday, Garner caught only three bass, or two shy of a full tournament limit. His catch weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. The small catch is attributed to environmental factors called out by Garner, who is a skilled river angler.

Tropical Depression Bill is flooding Texas, while the system is slinging rain bands as far northeast as West Virginia.

“The storm will affect us in one of two ways,” the West Virginian said. “Either we’ll get too much water or just the right amount.”

He added, “If it changes too quickly, the fish won’t have time to react to the change.”

Garner wants what he describes as the first scenario — a gradual runoff of rainfall into the river. That, he says, will move the fish nearer the shoreline. They will be easier casting targets along the cover.

The second scenario might make the already challenging fishing even worse. Too much rain could force the release of water from Tygart Dam, which flows into the tournament waters on the Monongahela River.

“That water will be very cold and muddy up the river,” he said. “Both conditions combined could shut down the fish.”

It’s too early to know which prediction will happen because of the uncertainty of the storm. A high probability of rain is in the forecast through the conclusion of the tournament on Friday.

Behind Garner is West Virginian Chad Brinegar with 5-12. Pennsylvania’s Daniel Gray is third with 5-11, and J.J. Dickens of West Virginia is fourth with 5-8. Richard Svoboda of Maryland is fifth with 5-7.

Winning the overall tournament is only one of several goals. The highest finishing angler from each of the six competing states will advance to the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship scheduled for Nov. 5-7 on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La.

Virginia leads the state standings with a cumulative weight of 33 pounds, 12 ounces. Maryland is second with 32-11, and West Virginia is third with 27-15.

The winning state team is awarded a Skeeter/Yamaha boat, motor, trailer and accessories package valued at $33,340.

Another competitive element will come into play on Thursday, when state championship high school teams will compete alongside the adults to hone their skills at the higher level. Their cumulative weight will be added to the overall score of the state team.

2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional 6/17-6/17
Monongahela River, Fairmont  WV.
(ANGLER) Standings Day 1

Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   Total $$$

1.  Mark Garner            Bridgeport, WV (WV)     3  06-11  0
2.  Chad Brinegar          Berkeley Springs, WV (W 4  05-12  0
3.  Daniel Gray            Butler, PA (PA)         5  05-11  0
4.  JJ Dickens             Beaver, WV (WV)         3  05-08  0
5.  Rick Svoboda           Cockeysville , MD (MD)  4  05-07  0
6.  Tyler Farmer           Lynchburg, VA (VA)      3  05-00  0
7.  Jeff Lugar             Cross Junction, VA (VA) 2  05-00  0
8.  Mike Wallace           Highland Lakes, NJ (NJ) 4  04-12  0
9.  Jeremy Mathias         Monrovia, MD (MD)       3  04-08  0
10. Brian Harold           McGaheysville, VA (VA)  2  04-07  0
11. Hunter Axt             Bedford, VA (VA)        3  04-05  0
12. Michael McMahon        Hackettstown, NJ (NJ)   3  04-00  0
12. Brad Weese             Petersburg, WV (MD)     3  04-00  0
14. Brett Quader           Marriottsville, MD (MD) 2  03-07  0
15. Brian Trieschman       Ellicott City, MD (MD)  2  03-05  0
16. Joe Sodora             Garfield, NJ (NJ)       2  03-04  0
17. Kurt Mitchell          Milford, DE (DE)        2  03-02  0
18. Joshua Hall            Gordonsville, VA (VA)   2  03-01  0
19. Larry Iden             McHenry, MD (MD)        3  02-13  0
20. James Dingess          Barboursville, WV (WV)  2  02-12  0
21. Rick Hansen            Monroeville, PA (PA)    2  02-10  0
22. John Jeddry            White Hall, MD (MD)     1  02-10  0
23. Bryant Copley          Altavista, VA (VA)      2  02-09  0
23. Randy Waterman         Keysville, VA (VA)      2  02-09  0
25. Cliff Humpreys         Philadelphia, PA (NJ)   2  02-06  0
25. Ken Thompson           Roaring Spring, PA (PA) 2  02-06  0
27. Chad Shutty            Northern Cambria, PA (P 2  02-05  0
27. Tyler Webb             Glen Daniel, WV (WV)    2  02-05  0
29. Samuel Bounds          Charleston, WV (WV)     1  02-04  0
30. Fabian Rodriguez       Ocean City, DE (DE)     1  02-03  0
31. Tyler Judd             Timonium, MD (MD)       1  02-02  0
32. Tony Axt               Bedford, VA (VA)        2  02-01  0
33. Chris Smith            Burlington, NJ (NJ)     2  02-00  0
33. Jason Vaughn           Bridgeville, DE (DE)    2  02-00  0
35. Wayne Burchett         Pulaski, VA (VA)        1  01-15  0
36. Josh Rhoades           Newark, DE (DE)         1  01-14  0
37. Mike Granieri          Linwood, NJ (NJ)        1  01-12  0
37. Mike McDonald          Randleman, NC (VA)      1  01-12  0
39. Darin Doll             Jacobus, PA (PA)        1  01-11  0
40. Ed Riley               Woodbine, MD (MD)       1  01-10  0
41. Daniel Rodriguez       Monkton, MD (MD)        2  01-09  0
42. Timothy Boothe         Beaver, WV (WV)         1  01-09  0
43. Andrew Dick            Wilmington, DE (DE)     1  01-06  0
44. Mike Morris            Dover, DE (DE)          1  01-05  0
45. Eric McNulty           Fallston, MD (MD)       1  01-04  0
46. Franco Totani          Bethlehem, PA (PA)      1  01-03  0
47. JT Fitzgerald          Lincoln, DE (DE)        1  01-02  0
47. Tony Keller            Charleston, WV (WV)     1  01-02  0
49. Ray Tweedy             Appomattox, VA (VA)     1  01-01  0
50. Tony Kibler            Milford, DE (DE)        1  00-15  0
50. Scott Weiland          Saddle Brook, NJ (NJ)   1  00-15  0
52. John Hansen            Street, MD (PA)         2  00-14  0
53. Ken Baumgardner        Monongahela, PA (PA)    0  00-00  0
53. Matt Becker            Finleyville, PA (PA)    0  00-00  0
53. Grae Buck              Perkiomenville, PA (PA) 0  00-00  0
53. HS- Fulks / Eckels     Cecil, PA (WV)          0  00-00  0
53. Jim Embrey             Belle, WV (WV)          0  00-00  0
53. Jim Fields             Camden, DE (DE)         0  00-00  0
53. Tommy Ford             Leslie, WV (WV)         0  00-00  0
53. HS- Jones / Gaab       Montoursville, PA (PA)  0  00-00  0
53. Dale Glessner          Latrobe, PA (PA)        0  00-00  0
53. HS- Thens / Graves III Syria, VA (VA)          0  00-00  0
53. Guyowen Hall           Martinsburg, WV (MD)    0  00-00  0
53. Jesse Magee            Williamstown, NJ (NJ)   0  00-00  0
53. Jeff Mandes            Smyrna, DE (DE)         0  00-00  0
53. Matt Martin            Bumpass, VA (VA)        0  00-00  0
53. Rick McNulty           Johnstown, PA (PA)      0  00-00  0
53. Mark Ochkie            California, PA (WV)     0  00-00  0
53. Robert Osman           Maspeth, NY (NJ)        0  00-00  0
53. Mark Schafer           Williamstown, NJ (NJ)   0  00-00  0
53. John Serge             Philadelphia, PA (NJ)   0  00-00  0
53. Carlos Smith Jr        Cool Ridge, WV (WV)     0  00-00  0
53. Bobby Smith            Laurel, DE (DE)         0  00-00  0
53. HS- Lowery / Smyk      Milton, DE (DE)         0  00-00  0
53. HS- Buthusiem / Stevenson Westampton, NJ (NJ)     0  00-00  0
53. Rob Tipton             Williamstown, NJ (NJ)   0  00-00  0
53. Shelton Walters        Felton, DE (DE)         0  00-00  0
53. HS- McColsky / Winegardner Swanton, MD (MD)        0  00-00  0
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1       1        101       144-02
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1       101       144-02

TEAM STANDINGS Day 1
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State                Lbs-Oz
1 VIRGINIA              33-12
2 MARYLAND              32-11
3 WEST VIRGINIA         27-15
4 NEW JERSEY            19-01
5 PENNSYLVANIA          16-12
6 DELAWARE              13-15

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS Day 1
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DELAWARE
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Kurt Mitchell        Milford, DE                 2   03-02  0
2 Fabian Rodriguez     Ocean City, DE              1   02-03  0
3 Jason Vaughn         Bridgeville, DE             2   02-00  0
4 Josh Rhoades         Newark, DE                  1   01-14  0
5 Andrew Dick          Wilmington, DE              1   01-06  0
6 Mike Morris          Dover, DE                   1   01-05  0
7 JT Fitzgerald        Lincoln, DE                 1   01-02  0
8 Tony Kibler          Milford, DE                 1   00-15  0
9 Jim Fields           Camden, DE                  0   00-00  0
9 Jeff Mandes          Smyrna, DE                  0   00-00  0
9 Bobby Smith          Laurel, DE                  0   00-00  0
9 HS- Lowery / Smyk    Milton, DE                  0   00-00  0
9 Shelton Walters      Felton, DE                  0   00-00  0

MARYLAND
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Rick Svoboda         Cockeysville , MD           4   05-07  0
2 Jeremy Mathias       Monrovia, MD                3   04-08  0
3 Brad Weese           Petersburg, WV              3   04-00  0
4 Brett Quader         Marriottsville, MD          2   03-07  0
5 Brian Trieschman     Ellicott City, MD           2   03-05  0
6 Larry Iden           McHenry, MD                 3   02-13  0
7 John Jeddry          White Hall, MD              1   02-10  0
8 Tyler Judd           Timonium, MD                1   02-02  0
9 Ed Riley             Woodbine, MD                1   01-10  0
10 Daniel Rodriguez     Monkton, MD                 2   01-09  0
11 Eric McNulty         Fallston, MD                1   01-04  0
12 Guyowen Hall         Martinsburg, WV             0   00-00  0
12 HS- McColsky / Winegardner Swanton, MD                 0   00-00  0

NEW JERSEY
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Mike Wallace         Highland Lakes, NJ          4   04-12  0
2 Michael McMahon      Hackettstown, NJ            3   04-00  0
3 Joe Sodora           Garfield, NJ                2   03-04  0
4 Cliff Humpreys       Philadelphia, PA            2   02-06  0
5 Chris Smith          Burlington, NJ              2   02-00  0
6 Mike Granieri        Linwood, NJ                 1   01-12  0
7 Scott Weiland        Saddle Brook, NJ            1   00-15  0
8 Jesse Magee          Williamstown, NJ            0   00-00  0
8 Robert Osman         Maspeth, NY                 0   00-00  0
8 Mark Schafer         Williamstown, NJ            0   00-00  0
8 John Serge           Philadelphia, PA            0   00-00  0
8 HS- Buthusiem / Stevenson Westampton, NJ              0   00-00  0
8 Rob Tipton           Williamstown, NJ            0   00-00  0

PENNSYLVANIA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Daniel Gray          Butler, PA                  5   05-11  0
2 Rick Hansen          Monroeville, PA             2   02-10  0
3 Ken Thompson         Roaring Spring, PA          2   02-06  0
4 Chad Shutty          Northern Cambria, PA        2   02-05  0
5 Darin Doll           Jacobus, PA                 1   01-11  0
6 Franco Totani        Bethlehem, PA               1   01-03  0
7 John Hansen          Street, MD                  2   00-14  0
8 Ken Baumgardner      Monongahela, PA             0   00-00  0
8 Matt Becker          Finleyville, PA             0   00-00  0
8 Grae Buck            Perkiomenville, PA          0   00-00  0
8 HS- Jones / Gaab     Montoursville, PA           0   00-00  0
8 Dale Glessner        Latrobe, PA                 0   00-00  0
8 Rick McNulty         Johnstown, PA               0   00-00  0

VIRGINIA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Tyler Farmer         Lynchburg, VA               3   05-00  0
2 Jeff Lugar           Cross Junction, VA          2   05-00  0
3 Brian Harold         McGaheysville, VA           2   04-07  0
4 Hunter Axt           Bedford, VA                 3   04-05  0
5 Joshua Hall          Gordonsville, VA            2   03-01  0
6 Bryant Copley        Altavista, VA               2   02-09  0
6 Randy Waterman       Keysville, VA               2   02-09  0
8 Tony Axt             Bedford, VA                 2   02-01  0
9 Wayne Burchett       Pulaski, VA                 1   01-15  0
10 Mike McDonald        Randleman, NC               1   01-12  0
11 Ray Tweedy           Appomattox, VA              1   01-01  0
12 HS- Thens / Graves III Syria, VA                   0   00-00  0
12 Matt Martin          Bumpass, VA                 0   00-00  0

WEST VIRGINIA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Mark Garner          Bridgeport, WV              3   06-11  0
2 Chad Brinegar        Berkeley Springs, WV        4   05-12  0
3 JJ Dickens           Beaver, WV                  3   05-08  0
4 James Dingess        Barboursville, WV           2   02-12  0
5 Tyler Webb           Glen Daniel, WV             2   02-05  0
6 Samuel Bounds        Charleston, WV              1   02-04  0
7 Timothy Boothe       Beaver, WV                  1   01-09  0
8 Tony Keller          Charleston, WV              1   01-02  0
9 HS- Fulks / Eckels   Cecil, PA                   0   00-00  0
9 Jim Embrey           Belle, WV                   0   00-00  0
9 Tommy Ford           Leslie, WV                  0   00-00  0
9 Mark Ochkie          California, PA              0   00-00  0
9 Carlos Smith Jr      Cool Ridge, WV              0   00-00  0

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