Brad Stalnaker Takes the win on Oconee
Brad Stalnaker of Eatonton, Ga took the win on January 12, 2019, for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D72 tournament held on Lake Oconee. Brad brought his five-fish limit totaling 19.13 pounds to the scale to take home $735 cash and a first place trophy. He said he caught his fish flipping. Brad anchored his sack with a 4.82 pounder.
Kip Carter of Mansfield, Ga was the only other angler of the 35 total fishermen to bring in a limit. Kip took second place with a scale weight of 13.85 pounds to win cash of $461 and a trophy. Kip likes to use a crankbait.
Danny Taylor of Buckhead, Ga was flipping a jig on a dock when he caught a lunker weighing 6.01 pounds! Danny won the trophy for Big Bass, and $175 cash for the optional big bass pot.
The lake was very muddy from all the recent rain, and the water temperature was about 50 degrees. It was a cloudy day that started off cold in the 30's at blast off from Sugar Creek Marina, and only reached the low 40's by weigh-in at three o'clock. Conditions were tough for most of the 35 anglers, but everyone earned points, and all fish that were caught were released alive.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1st Brad Stalnaker 19.13-lbs 2nd Kip Carter 13.85-lbs 3rd Swinton Sikes 10.24-lbs 4th Sean Capes 9.63-lbs 5th David Lowery 9.31-lbs 6th Kim Carver 9.07-lbs 7th Lee Harrison 7.01-lbs 8th Chris Nelson 6.72-lbs 9th Danny Taylor 6.01-lbs 10th Derek Johnson 5.86-lbs
After the awarding of trophies and cash payouts, there were drawings for the anglers present. A $50 Sugar Creek Marina gift card was won by Joshua Parrish, and two $50 bills were won by Anthony Widener and Joey Dobbs. A T-H Marine trolling motor handle was won by Adam Wicks, and James Golden won an 8 ounce bottle of G-Juice. Thanks to Danny Taylor for assisting with morning boat checks, and weighing fish in the afternoon.
The next tournament for D72 will be January 26, 2019, on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station DNR ramp .
Please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795 for more information.
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The event will launch at Dennis Station Boat Ramp, located at 120 Bagley Lane, Eatonton, GA, 31024. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at the ABA stage trailer located at Dennis Station Boat Ramp with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
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