Justin Lucas of Guntersville, Ala., wins the 2016 Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge held out of Charles County, Md., Sunday, with a four-day total weight of 72 pounds, 14 ounces. - Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster
CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — If professional bass fishing fans didn’t know it before, they know it now.
Justin Lucas is a force to be reckoned with — and it doesn’t matter which coast he’s fishing on.
The California native, who now lives in Alabama, caught five bass Sunday that weighed 19-13 to win the Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge. His four-day total of 72-14 was more than 4 pounds better than second-place angler Jason Christie (68-7), who finished strong himself with 23-1 Sunday.