Stretch 40

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 Potomac River BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 Potomac River BASS Elite

When B.A.S.S. included the Potomac River on this year’s schedule, I was licking my chops. A summer event on such good tidal water sounded almost too good to be true. 

Recalling my Top-10 finish on the Chesapeake Bay a year earlier, I felt there was no way I could fail. Boy was I ever wrong!

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 St. Johns River BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 St. Johns River BASS Elite

The St. Johns River is one of Florida’s most beautiful waterways. She winds her way north along the state’s eastern boundary for some 300 miles … and every mile can hold bass.

That was the challenge for this year’s Elite Series field: finding the most productive areas in just 2½ days of scouting. And boy did they ever!