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Rich Welden

Club Secretary

Rich Welden is a retired Navy Chief Cryptologist who currently resides in Sykesville Maryland with his wife Megan, also a retired Navy Chief Cryptologist. Together they spent 22 and 21 years of dedicated service to the US Navy and are now employed by the Department of Defense.  Rich has been bass fishing since he was 5 years old starting off on the grass-rich reservoir of Loxahatchee and the famous Lake Okeechobee in south-central Florida.  Through his many years of service, Rich has also bass fished at some of his overseas tour  locations such as Spain's, Lago de Arcos de la Frontera, and Italy's Rio Brenta and lago de Bolsena.   He also fished the famous Lake Biwa, (Biwa Ko)  west of Toyko where a Japanese angler recently caught the tie to George Perry's world record large mouth bass.  Rich joined the Bid Dawg Bassmasters
club in 2006 and he pilots a 2006 Gambler 2200 ZR2 with a Mercury 250 ProXS which has helped him obtain the Club's Mr Bass title for three years running (2006,7 and 8).  Rich also claimed the Maryland Bass Federation Nation's state champion title (MBFN Mr. Bass) in 2008 and was the runner up for that title in 2009 missing the win by only four ounces.  Rich was also a member of the MBFN's State Team in 2008 and 2009 participating in the B.A.S.S. Federation's Mid-Atlantic Divisional tournaments at Kerr Lake, and the Ohio River.   Rich can contribute his successful bass fishing career to his
many years of study of the sport, great guys (sharing information) in the club's he has been in over the years, but most of all, to the love and support of his wife Megan (who is his #1 sponsor too).