BRIAN BISHOP WINS D72 ON SINCLAIR
Brian Bishop of Haddock, Ga brought the winning sack of five bass weighing 15.05 pounds to the scale for the AFT D72 tournament at Lake Sinclair on June 10, 2018. Brian concentrated his efforts on flipping docks with a big Zoom worm. He won $735 cash, and a first place trophy.
Tyler Norris of McDonough, Ga continued to fish hard till the end of the tournament, and caught a huge bass near a dock around 2:30. It weighed 6.76 pounds which secured the win for the Big Bass pot of $175 and a trophy. Tyler takes the lead for "Season 2018 Big Bass $100 Award", which will be decided after the Divisional 2-day tournament.
Carl Hayes of Eatonton, Ga caught a 6.74 pounder to place sixth in the overall competition of 35 anglers.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Brian Bishop - 15.05 pounds - $735
2 - Stacy Adams, Jr. - 14.57 pounds - $461
3 - Jim Windham - 11.30 pounds - $195
4 - Jody Weldon - 10.73 pounds - $144
5 - Randall Woodham - 10.64 pounds - $108
6 - Carl Hayes - 10.46 pounds - $72
7 - Tyler Norris - 9.98 pounds
8 - Chad Wilson - 9.58 pounds
9 - Barry Stokes - 9.12 pounds
10 - Jeff Ferrell - 8.05 pounds
After the awards of trophies and cash payouts, there were drawings for all anglers that were present. Three $50 bills were won as draw prizes by Jody Weldon, Donny Soto, and Frank Speights. Two Army cooler packs were won by Randy Smith and Steve Dobbs. Thanks to Danny Taylor for assisting with checking boats in the morning, and weighing fish in the afternoon.
The next tournament for D72 is the Two Day Divisional on June 23 at Lake Oconee, and June 24 at Lake Sinclair.
Please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795 for more information.
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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