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Payson pro fisherman Clifford Pirch took ninth in the May 17-20 FLW Tour tournament on the Potamac River. Pirch weighed in a 20-fish limit of 61 pounds, 10 inches that was about five pounds shy of what the winner landed.

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While bass fishing in the shadows of the White House and Lincoln Memorial might seem a bit unusual for a Payson-born angler, that’s exactly what unfolded May 17 to 20 on the Potomac River where Clifford Pirch finished ninth in a field of 145 pros entered in a FLW Tour tournament. “Yes, that was a bit different,” he said. “But I’ve fished there three or four times before and usually have done pretty well.”

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