Recap

Day 1 of the Battlefield Bass Anglers Classic was on Lake Anna. Boats launched from Sturgeon Creek Marina on a cool, overcast morning. The water was warmer than the air in the low to mid 70s. There was a light breeze all day with the sun finally poking through the clouds around 2 in the afternoon. Scott Favors and Matt Bradshaw ended the day with more than a 3 pound lead over second place at 15.35 pounds. Scott also landed the big fish of the day weighing in at 6.90 pounds. Going into day 2 in second place was George Polachak and Scott Schumann with 12.15 pounds. Finishing the day in third was Shawn Phipps and David Hooker weighing a 5 fish limit of 9.90 pounds. The table below is the full results of Day 1.

Day 1 Results

Position Team Number of Fish Day 1 Weight Big Fish
1 Favors / Bradshaw 5 15.35 6.90
2 Polachak / Schumann 5 12.15
3 Phipps / Hooker 5 9.90
4 Tornai / Bagwell 5 9.70
5 Stinson / Bandish 4 4.90
6 Patterson / Patterson 3 3.80
7 Minor 0 0.00
Matt Bradshaw and Scott Favors Day 1 bag
Virgil Bagwell and Mark Tornai Day 1 bag
Scott Schumann and George Polachak Day 1
David Hooker and Shawn Phipps Day 1
Scott Favors’ Big Fish

 

Day 2 of the Classic was another cool, overcast morning. The only difference was the venue. Day 2 was on the Rappahannock River, launching from Hicks Landing. Again, the water temperatures in the 70s. Everyone fished an outgoing tide in the morning, with low tide at Hick’s Landing at 10:12 AM. The sun came out again around launch time and warmed the air up in a hurry. The top bag of day 2 was brought to the scales by Mark Tornai and Virgil Bagwell at 10.65 pounds. Second best of the day was from Shawn Phipps and David Hooker with 8.00. Defending their lead, and weighing in 7.85 pounds worth of a 5 fish limit, Scott Favors and Matt Bradshaw had the third best weight on day 2. Best fish of the day was awarded to Scott Schumann who brought a 3.55 pounds largemouth to the scales. Day 2 results are below.

Day 2 Results

Position Team Number of Fish Day 2 Weight Big Fish
1 Tornai / Bagwell 5 10.65
2 Phipps / Hooker 5 8.00
3 Favors / Bradshaw 5 7.85
4 Stinson / Bandish 5 6.35
5 Polachak / Schumann 4 6.10 3.55
6 Minor 1 2.35
7 Patterson / Patterson DNF

Scott Favors and Matt Bradshaw were able to defend their lead and come home in first place at the end of day 2. Their combined weight from both days of 23.20 gave them nearly a 3 pound win over second place. In second, with a total of 20.35 pounds, Mark Tornai and Virgil Bagwell jumped up 2 positions from Day 1. Falling back 1 position, George Polachak and Scott Schumann finished in third with 18.25 pounds.

Matt Bradshaw and Scott Favors Day 2
Matt Bradshaw and Scott Favors awards
Virgil Bagwell and Mark Tornai Day 2
Scott Schumann and George Polachak Day 2
Joe Bandish and Chris Stinson’s Day 2 bag
Eddie Minor Day 2
Scott Schumann Big Fish

The final results can be found below:

Details

Date Time League Season
October 14, 2017 7:00 AM Battlefield Bass 2017

Results

TeamTotal Bag WeightBig FishOutcome
Favors/Bradshaw23.206.901st
Tornai/Bagwell20.352nd
Polachak/Schumann18.253.553rd
Phipps/Hooker17.904th
Stinson/Mitchell11.255th
Patterson/Patterson3.806th
Johnson/Minor2.357th

Favors/Bradshaw

Tornai/Bagwell

Polachak/Schumann

Phipps/Hooker

Stinson/Mitchell

Patterson/Patterson

Johnson/Minor

Player
Eddie Minor

Venue

Sturgeon Creek
5107 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551, USA