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Potomac Bassmasters of Virginia (PBV) is one of the oldest bass angling clubs in the greater Washington, D.C. area. 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 Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., and share a common passion for bass fishing.

For more than 30 years, PBV has been hosting fishing tournaments on the Potomac River, sponsoring public events in support of the community, and holding an annual youth fishing derby. The Potomac River is PBV’s home water but club tournaments have been held in Northern and Southern Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware and other regional locations.

Tournament destinations are selected by the members prior to the start of the tournament season. Each club tournament is a open-draw format that pairs boaters with non-boaters. This format allows for boating partners to rotate, which helps build friendships among members and facilitates the exchange of angling knowledge and information. Most of our tournaments are one day events, however, on occasion we have two day tournaments. Additionally, each year we organize a year-end club banquet recognizing that years top performers and bringing members together in a social setting.

Bass anglers join PBV for the camaraderie and the friendly competition provided through club tournaments. If you are interested in becoming a member or want more information, please contact our Club President Dave Lakeman at 703-298-9621 or e-mail You do not need to own a boat to join the club.


Club President - Dave Lakeman

 Vice President - John Dursee

Treasurer / Tourney Director - David Verner

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