Potomac River Winning Pattern
By Todd Ceisner
Davy Hite said he fished there 20 years ago. Mark Davis told Justin Lucas he’d fished there years ago, too. The stretch of water along an elevated parking deck that held the winning fish for Lucas during last week’s Potomac River Elite Series was hardly a well-kept secret.
Locals know it well, for it sits on the east side of the main river just north of Oxon Creek. When zooming in on the Google Maps satellite image of the parking deck, at least three bass boats can be seen around various sections of the deck. It’s a fish magnet and Lucas combed it for 4 days en route to his second Elite Series crown in 2 years.
It was basically a dream scenario for the Guntersville, Ala., who grew up fishing the tidal water of the San Joaquin Delta in California.
“It’s a well-known area and the fact that we showed up on a week the fish were using that area and nobody else was fishing it blew me away,” he said. “It was a 35-minute run for me from take-off and only three other boats came above the (Wilson) bridge all tournament.”