TBF Mid-Atlantic Division Championship, West Virginia turns on the heat.

Erie, PA. – Thursday September 25, 2008

Day 2 of the TBF Mid-Atlantic Division Championship received some of what they asked for…..light winds. For tomorrow’s final day more wind is now forecasted as a front approaches Erie, PA. Question is when will it get here and will it be bad enough to keep the anglers off of Lake Erie. We will find that out tomorrow.

Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart

This writer cannot overstate the support the TBF anglers has received from the community here and our hosts from “VISIT ERIE” Today no less than three local news channels covered the event for the anglers, if you have not fished on Erie out of Erie, PA, I suggest you come on up and give Presque Isle bay a try, you won’t be sorry. I know a group of West Virginians who are ecstatic about it.

In the State Team Standings:

The West Virginia team turned up the heat today and put some distance between themselves and the second place team and reining division champs from Delaware a distance of 32-11 to be exact. West Virginia leads, with one day to go, with a team total of 216-14 and Delaware remained in second at 184-3. Less than four pounds back at 180-5 is New Jersey, who moved up three places to hold down the third place spot today. Nations Capitol slid one spot to fourth and finished with 165-6, but only 2 ounces behind them in fifth is the team from Virginia at 165-4. The host state of Pennsylvania moved up one spot and into the hunt with 162-4 and Maryland sits in seventh with 143-6.

In the Individual Standings, there were some changes as well:

West Virginia’s Eric Stewart brought in the four fish Pennsylvania limit that weighed in at 19-13, that added to his day 1 catch of 14-12 for a total of 33-10 which was good enough to vault him to the top of the standings. Veteran Scott Weiland from New Jersey holds the second place spot with 33-10. Rounding out the top five is day 1 leader from Delaware, Greg Alexander with 29-13 at third, another West Virginia angler, Bob Harkness at 29-10, in fourth and Delaware’s Tommy Dadds, 25-6, in fifth.