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Big Dawg Bassmasters is one of the oldest bass angling clubs in the Maryland Bass Federation Nation.  The club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of bass fishing, conservation and youth involvement in angling. Our members generally come from Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. More

Big Dawg Bassmasters


My first Everstart

FLW Everstart Series on the Potomac (9/29-10/1)

Arriving at Smallwood State Park the morning of the first day of the tournament was quite a spectacle. The multitude of FLW banners, trailers, staff, weigh-in stage, and 123 boats competing was definitely a sight to see.

Seeing several elite level pros such as David Dudley, Kevin Short, and Dave LeFebvre, along with the number of wrapped boats added to the excitement.

As my day one partner (Merle Wood III) and I launched from the ramp, the weather was forecasted to be mostly cloudy turning to partly cloudy with light winds from the SW.

The days leading up to the tournament had seen some rain and a consistent SW wind, which seemed to muddy up the Maryland side of the river quite a bit. This seemed to push most of the competitors to the Va. side – mainly Occoquan Bay.

We headed up to DC to fish cleaner water at the spoils north of the Wilson bridge. As the sun started peeking out, my partner began the day fishing a shaky head worm near the concrete piles in 8-10 ft. of water. Reluctant to ... More

George Loope Cleans house in 2012

 2012 Mr. BaSS & more

George started the 2012 year off with a bang! Winning the first club tournament on the Potomac in April with a 5 fish limit wieghing 14 lbs 12 oz and never looked back.

With a total of 41 lbs - 08 oz and 83 club points for the year George took every award the club had to offer.

  Big Dawgs Raise over $500

The Big Dawgs raised over $500 to donate to the Maryland Bass Nations Youth program. All proceeds go towards helping get youth involed with fishing.