Columbia River

May 13-15, 2022

Presented by RomanMade + A1 Tactical

Old Blue Eyes would’ve been proud of Ken Mah. No question, Sinatra was the better singer, but the angler from Elk Grove, Calif. tackled a new fishery with an “I’ll do it my way” attitude and won the APEX Pro Tour event on the Columbia River presented by RomanMade Japan and A1 Tactical Outdoors with 21.79 pounds.

With smallmouth bass numerically dominating this impressive Pacific Northwest fishery, Mah took a page out of the playbook he’s used for years on West Coast powerhouses like the California Delta. He got out of the current, focused on prespawn habitat and targeted big largemouth bass like the 6.81-pounder anchoring his Day-3 bag.

“I shy away from smallmouth bass, but if there are green ones (largemouth), the water’s dirty and there’s grass, that’s where I’m going,” Mah said.

Often, the story’s in the stats and this event was no exception. 

Results

PlaceApex AnglerDay 1 WeightDay 2 WeightTotal WeightDay 1 KeeperDay 2 KeeperTotal Keeper
1131Luke Johns12.9514.0827.03273158*
1233Nick Wood16.7914.6731.46*282351
133William Ponting14.2511.9626.21292756*
1438Bill O’Shinn14.6116.1230.73*72835
1519Greg Gutierrez13.9813.0327.01282654*
1620Joe Uribe Jr11.8218.0929.91*82533
178Hunter Schlander12.9813.1426.12183553*
1823Austin Wilson13.3715.9229.29*221133
1918Randy Mcabee12.7614.226.96183149*
2026Nick Cloutier15.7613.4129.17*191736
2117Juan Acosta14.2412.2726.51252045*
221John Pearl14.0814.128.18*41317
2340Marty Lawrence11.4212.8224.24171431*
2412David Swendseid16.1711.8928.06*212344
2514Jason Austin4.8515.9820.8322931*
2634Johnny Johnson13.8112.8926.7*141125
272John Stewart11.8113.8425.6591928*
287Jeff Michels14.8410.5825.42*111021
2922Joey Skym10.211.2721.47121527*
3016Tony Franceschi1113.4524.45*51621
3132Vincent Bernal13.2310.7924.0216925*
3213Gregory Troughton11.7812.5924.37*81523
3310Paul Hodges12.7710.423.1720525*
346Mark Lassagne6.5816.6623.24*41519
3525Earl Dalton III11.110.4321.5391423*
364Zack Thompson10.510.8121.31*6713
3737Stan Lafever10.48919.486511*
389Garrett Bradshaw8.5210.6819.2*7411
3921Kerry Harris4.8911.2116.12911*
4029Kevin Johnson8.227.2515.47*549
4124Ryan White8.1208.12415*

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