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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bob Tosh Wins 2018 U.S. OPEN

Jason Borofka Leads Day One of 2018 WON Bass U.S. Open
Bub Tosh Stands in Second after Opening Round


by Dan O'Sullivan

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 16, 2018 Following the cancellation of the first scheduled day of the 2018 WON Bass U.S. Open due to extreme winds, Jason Borofka battled the post front conditions to post a 13.84-pound limit to grab the lead on the first day of competition.

2018 WON BASS U.S. OPEN Day One Leader Jason Borofka.

He is followed in second place by Bub Tosh with 13.20 pounds, and third place by FLW Tour pro Kurt Dove with 12.85 pounds.

Borofka said that he made a 40-minute run and fished a few key areas to get his limit, and left fish biting midday. “I made the long run, which took a little longer than usual because of the wind, and caught 25 to 30 fish, finishing our final limit by 11:00 this morning,” he said. “I have four rods on my deck, and when I get to grass, I pick one up, when I get rock, I pick up a different one; it was a good day, and feel pretty good about tomorrow.”

Tosh, said that he had a pair of casualties that cost him, but that he really enjoyed their day. “I made a long run, and lost a couple of big ones, so I had to regroup, but it worked out,” he said. “I really covered a lot of water, fished far and close, and junk fished with several baits. My partner caught a big one, and was really excited, and that is what this is all about. I’m happy to be here, and we’ll see what tomorrow holds.”

Dove, from Del Rio, Tex. is fishing his second WON Bass U.S. Open, and is excited to be where he is. “I had to scramble a little to catch ‘em, but that’s the name of this game,” he said. “I feel good about what I did today, and am looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow.”

The amateur partners earned the shared weight equal to that of their pro partners for the day. Robert Schneider ended the day in first place with 13.84 pounds followed by Thor Dusenberry, with 13.20 pounds, and third place AAA Brian Eslick with 12.85. Full Standings are posted below.

The final day of the weather shortened 2018 WON Bass Open will occur tomorrow, and the pro winner will receive the keys to a 2018 Bass Cat Puma FTD powered by a Mercury Pro XS 250 outboard. The live broadcast, presented by COSTA will bring all of the final day’s action to you from the waters of Lake Mead, the weigh-in at Callville Bay Marina, and the awards ceremony from the Railhead Room at Boulder Station Casino.

The Sponsors of the 2018 U.S. Open are: Bass Cat Boats, Mercury, Costa, Daiwa, St. Croix, Lowrance, Yo-Zuri, Bridgford, Seaguar Fluorcarbon, Rapala, Hayabusa, Plano, Frabill, MotorGuide, Phenix Rods, Lew's, Kuiu, Sure Life, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Storm, Anglers Marine, Century Marine, Boatmasters, Last Chance Performance Marine, Strike King, BG Insurance, Chevy Montebello and Boulder Station Casino.

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