Italian Rookie Sacks 20 Pounds For Potomac Triumph

Italian Rookie Sacks 20 Pounds For Potomac Triumph
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Jacopo Gallelli fished the same area in Potomac Creek throughout the event, catching his fish on a swimbait and a ChatterBait.

By MLF Communications Staff


Rookie Jacopo Gallelli of Florence, Italy brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing a tournament-best 20 pounds even to win the MLF Pro Circuit even at the Potomac River in Marbury, Md . Gallelli’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 65-03 earned him the win by a 2-05 margin over Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn. and the top prize of $100,000, making him the first European to ever win a professional bass-fishing event in the United States.

Gallelli fished one area in Potomac Creek all four days of the competition – an area that produced the biggest limit of the tournament on day 4 – where he moved back and forth, running to the top, then drifting down with the wind.

“It’s kind of amazing – It’s been such a long road and I’ve had so many…

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