Troxell Takes win on Lake Blackshear
24 April, 2021 Cordele, GA. Jimmy Troxell of Leesburg, GA. won the American Fishing Tour Division 74 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of the Mega ramp near Cordele, GA. Heavy to sometimes light rains affected the fisherman thru-out the day.
However, Troxell brought back five fish that locked in the scales at 13.52 pounds anchored by a 4.96 pound kicker. For the victory Troxell took home a check for $294. . Jimmy also landed the biggest bass of the tournament for an additional $50. He stated that he caught fish shallow on two baits. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits worked the best. He believed that the warming water temperature contributed the shallow bite.
Finishing second was Brett Mathis of Warwick, Ga who weather the storm and managed a five fish limit totaling 9.09 pounds.
Third place was taken by Lee Mcvay with three fish weighing in at 5.07 pound
Top Three Finishers
1. Jimmy Troxell 13.52 lbs. Big Fish 4.96 lbs.
2. Brett Mathis 9.09 lbs.
3. Lee Mcvay 5.07 lbs.
The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Blackshear ½ May 2021 launching from the Mega Ramp, Cordele 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.
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