Robert Barker wins D72 on Oconee
Robert Barker of Monticello, Ga was the only angler to bring a 5 fish limit to the scale at Lake Oconee on January 13, 2018 for D72. Robert caught his fish totaling 12.72 pounds on crank baits, and won $539 for 1st place.
Butch Pitts of Watkinsville, Ga caught 4 keepers using a spinner bait and had one that weighed 4.30 pounds. His total weight of 11.29 put him in 2nd place for winnings of $317.
Congratulations also goes to Stacey Adams Jr of Hazlehurst, Ga. He placed 3rd with a total sack of 10.99 pounds for $101.
Fourth place was taken by Randall Woodham of Social Circle, Ga. His 4 fish weighed 9.85 pounds and put $72 in his pocket.
Jimmy Little of Macon, Ga caught the Big Fish of the tournament on a jig. It weighed 4.94 pounds, and $110 was the cash payout.
There were 21 anglers that braved the cold and windy conditions with a major cold front that moved in early Saturday morning. The temperature was 27 degrees at blast off, and stayed in the thirties most of the day with gusty winds.
The next tournament will be January 27 on Lake Sinclair.
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 AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the American Fishing Tour National Championship.
The 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 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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ABA Announces the 2020 Bass Pro Shop Team Tour
September, 03, 2019, Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers announced the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Team Tour season details today. The Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will hold nine team tournaments in two divisions that offer a Triton/Mercury boat package* for the first-place team at each divisional event. The year-end 2020 Team Championship will offer two Triton/Mercury boat package* to the Championship first place team and a combined payout of up to $80,000 in cash, prizes and bonuses based on a full field.
Registration for the 2020 season will begin September 16, 2019 at 8 am with special incentives for early registrations. Teams may register online at AmericanBassAnglers.com or call (256)232-0406.