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6/27/2017

Barry Stokes Takes the Win on Oconee/Sinclair

Barry Stokes of Oxford, Ga took first place for the Ram American Fishing Tour D72 season ending 2-day tournament.  This 2day event was held on June 24th at Lake Oconee and June 25th at Lake Sinclair.  This is the fourth year in a row that Stokes has won this event.  With the win Stokes sealed his position as the D-72 Angler of The Year, this is the 5th year in a row that Stokes has claimed that title. 

Barry said he targeted walls, docks, and wood ranging from 2 to 10 ft. of water on both lakes. He used top water, various soft plastics and jigs to take first place.  On Saturday, the Anglers blasted off from Sugar Creek Marina near Buckhead, GA, the conditions were stormy and raining on Oconee. On Sunday, the Anglers blasted off from Little River Marina near Milledgeville, Ga and a blue bird skies welcomed them, to a wonderful day of fishing on Lake Sinclair. 

Stokes took First with the weight of 27.54 lbs. and earned $956 for his victory.

Second place went to Randy Heath of Decatur, GA with 22.56 lbs. and he earned $536 for his catch.

Third place went to Chad Wilson of Gordon, GA with total of 20.15 and he received $172 for his efforts. Wilson took home an additional $80 for Saturday’s big bass with a 4.60 lb. hawg.

Gary Perrine of Centerville, GA won Sunday's big bass with a 3.56 pounder and earned $80 for his big fish. 

Benny Howell took over the Ram American Fishing Tour District 72 this season and has done an incredible job.

For more information on this event or any future events, please contact Benny Howell at (770)365-4795.

These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual  American Bass Anglers Ram AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.

The Ram American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

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