Steve Phillips Takes the win on Seminole
Steve Phillips from Douglas, Ga. is one step closer to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship with a first-place win in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Seminole Division 114 bass tournament held on Lake Seminole December 1, 2019. Steve’s limit weighed in at 24.93 pounds. Big Bass was awarded to Nic Brown for catching a 7.22 lb largemouth.
These anglers are acquiring valuable points to insure their birth into the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship. Their points are also being used to determine the divisional angler of the year. The top angler by points earned in this division will represent the division in the Angler of the Year final round.
The top six anglers were:
1st Steve Phillips 24.93-lbs 2nd Nic Brown 22.10-lbs 3rd Sean Bierman 17.31-lbs 4th Joseph Lynch 16.13-lbs 5th Chuck Laslie 14.56-lbs 6th Josh Martin 13.19-lbs
The conditions were windy and rainy to start the day, but very pleasant at the weight in! The lake water was clear.
Steve's winning pattern was throwing Crank Baits!
This division’s next tournament will be January 5, 2020 on Lake Seminole at Seminole Lodge. For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mitch Oldnettle 850-376-2628 or Len Lindahl 850-272-5305.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.
All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
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