Wayne Davenport Wins on Lake Russell
March 8th, 2020 Elberton, GA. Wayne Davenport from Pelzer, SC wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 25 tournament held by American Bass Anglers.
Nineteen anglers launched from Hwy 72 near Elberton, GA to face a tough bite on Lake Russell.
The weather started out with temps in the low 30’s and warmed to the upper 50’s by the 3:30 p.m. weigh in time.
Water temps were in the mid to upper 50’s and mostly stained due to the rain we continue to get on a weekly basis.
Twelve of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Wayne Davenport from Pelzer, SC., took the victory with 11.71 lbs.
For the win Wayne took home $522.00 in prize money plus an additional $108.00 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $630.00.
Second amongst the competitors was Mike Beck of Hull, GA with five fish that locked in the scales at 11.30 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $308.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Steven Webb of Dewey Rose, GA with five fish and a total weight of 11.22 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $101.00 plus an additional $72.00 for 2nd Place in the Option Pot for total earnings of $173.00.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Darryl Huntsinger of Hartwell, GA. His fish locked in the scales at 3.49 lbs earning him $95.00 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1. Wayne Davenport 11.71
2. Mike Beck 11.30
3. Steven Webb 11.22
4. Russell Dobbins 10.98
5. Michael K. Williamson 10.25
6. Darryl Huntsinger 9.77
7. Tony Holliday 9.48
8. Jason Turner 9.43
9. Grover Jones 9.35
10. Greg Tarbuck 8.68
The next tournament in this division will take place on March 22nd, 2020 launching from the Dorn Boating Facility on Clarks Hill Lake located near McCormick, SC.
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, 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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