We are deeply saddened at the loss of our fellow club member and dear friend Bob Wiesheier. Bob was a founding club member of Potomac Bassmasters of Virginia and the bedrock of our organization for more than 40 years. He had a unique ability to make us laugh, tell entertaining fish stories and share his angling expertise with others. Bob was like a father to the younger members and a brother to the older ones - we are very lucky that he was part of our lives. Bob will be sorely missed but his memory will live on through each of us. Our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences go out to the Wiesheier family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

About Us

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 lakemand@hotmail.com. You do not need to own a boat to join the club.

Club President - Dave Lakeman
Vice President/Webmaster- Brian Haas
Treasurer/Tourney Director - David Verner
Public Relations - Tom McLean