Steve Phillips win on Lake Blackshear

7 Mar, 2021 Cordele, GA. Steve Phillips of Douglas, GA. won the American Fishing Tour Division 74 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of the Mega ramp near Cordele, GA Phillips brought back five fish that locked in the scales at 14.87 pounds anchored by a 3. pound kicker.  For the victory Phillips took home a check for $288.

Phillips caught his fish shallow on a variety of baits. Crankbaits, worms and spinnerbaits worked the best. He believed that the warming water temperature contributed the shallow bite.  

Coming in second was Bret Mathis from Warwick Ga with four fish weighing in at 13.74 pounds. For his efforts Bret took home $94 in prize money. Bret also landed the biggest bass of the tournament. His fished locked in the scales at 5.91 pounds earning him an additional $70
Mathis stated that his fish were caught shallow throughout the day and he never established a particular pattern.

George Haynie took third with five fish and a total weight of 12.74 pounds. Haynie said he caught his fish on plastics and crankbaits

Top Five Finishers
1.    Steve Phillips        14.87 lbs.
2.    Bret Mathis        13.74 lbs.     Big Fish 5.91 lbs.
3.    George Haynie        12.74 lbs.
4.    Baylor Pless         11.98 lbs.
5.    Paul Anthony        11.44 lbs.

The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Sinclair 11 April 2021 launching from the Dennis Station DNR Ramp, Eatonton Ga

For more information on this event or division please contact local director Henry Starks 478-808-9701 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All 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 this fall on Kerr Lake, VA.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All 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 this fall on Kerr Lake, VA.

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