Jay Yelas – Potomac River Follow Up

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YelasBlogThe Potomac wasn’t very good to me this time around. I ended up 73rd, my worst finish of the year. I was so disappointed not to even get a bite from a fish over 2.5 pounds in the tournament. I had just 11# each day. The ones I caught were on a 3/8 oz. Berkley Gripper Jig and a 3″ Chigger Craw trailer and the old school 7″ Power Worm in Blue Fleck.

I had some fish up to 5# in practice, but wasn’t so fortunate once the derby began. It leaves me scratching my head…I can only assume there were not many big ones in my areas. It always hurts when you leave knowing that just one 4# bite would have won you 10K.

The Potomac is indeed still a strong, thriving fishery as the weights showed. My old stomping grounds in DC were no good though. There hasn’t been any grass up there in years.

My MinnKota Talon has proven to be such a handy tool this year. It has a reach down to 8′, and is an invaluable tool in shallow water. I plan on getting two next year. Having one is way better than none, but the wind does push the bow around with one Talon. With two, the boat stays locked in place even with a wind or current.

I drove to Nashville this morning, and fly home this afternoon. Just 4 nights at home, but I can’t wait. School is out and I am looking forward to spending time with Jill, Hannah and Bethany. I am ready to watch their softball games!

My OSU Beavers won their Regional last weekend and they go to Vanderbilt in Nashville for a Super Regional beginning Friday. It just so happens that I fly back to Nashville Friday and I am going to try to go to the game.

The Kentucky Lake FLW Major begins next week. It is the 5th of 6 Majors for the season. I am currently 29th in points, and looking forward to Kentucky Lake.