Angler reels in tournament title


A 69-pound, 14-ounce total catch hauled not far from Alexandrias waterfront was more than enough for Washington State native Luke Clausen to net the FLW Tour Potomac tournament.

The angler from the northwest competed with top fishermen from across the country on the choppy waters of the Potomac during the four-day challenge last week. Facing a limit of five bass per day, Clausen put himself over the top with a 19-pound, 4-ounce catch before Sundays final weighing.
He won with one pound and 13 ounces more fish than his closest rival, New Jersey native Michael Iaconelli. 

Though he snared 20 bass en route to the tournament title, Clausen also netted a $125,000 check for his first place finish.