Daniel Howell Wins on Clarks Hill
December 8th, 2019 McCormick, SC. Thirty one anglers launched from the Dorn Facility near McCormick, SC.
The weather started out with temps in the mid 40’s and a cool northeast wind at 10mph for most of the day. It warmed to the mid 50’s by the 3pm weigh in time. Water temps were in the low 60’s and clear.
Twenty-three of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed it was Daniel Howell from Prosperity, SC
who took the victory with 15.55 lbs.
For the win Daniel took home $695.00 in prize money plus an additional $150.00 for 1st Place Option Pot for a total earnings of $845.00.
Second amongst the competitors was Richard Futch of Greenwood, SC., with five fish that locked in the scales at 15.32 lbs. For his efforts he took home $434.00.
Third place was claimed by Wayne Davenport of Pelzer, SC., with five fish and a total weight of 15.26 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $167.00 plus an additional $100.00 for 2nd Place Option Pot for total earnings of $267.00.
Fourth place was Sean Anderson of Leesville, SC., with a limit weighing in at 14.97 lbs. For his efforts he took home $130.00.
Fifth place was Justin Raines of Easley, SC., with a limit weighing in at 14.09 lbs. For his efforts he took home $94.00.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Grover Jones of Starr, SC., his fish locked in the scales at 5.91 lbs earning him $140.00 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1. Daniel Howell 15.55 lbs.
2. Richard Futch 15.32 lbs.
3. Wayne Davenport 15.26 lbs.
4. Sean Anderson 14.97 lbs.
5. Justin Raines 14.09 lbs.
6. Andy Lake 13.78 lbs.
7. Matt Davis 13.42 lbs.
8. Jason Turner 13.21 lbs.
9. Grover Jones 12.34 lbs.
10. Jason Moyer 11.77 lbs.
The next tournament in this division will take place on February 9th, 2020 launching from the Gum Branch Facility on Lake Hartwell.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director (Grover Jones at 252-217-2893) or visit www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail).
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 (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.
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 (BPSFT) National Championship.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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