SEAN CAPES WINS D72 on OCONEE
Sean Capes of Sharpsburg, Ga took home the first place trophy and $775 cash on April 7, 2019 with five bass weighing 17.83 pounds at the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour on Lake Oconee for D72. Sean likes to use a square bill crank bait on rocks, and he landed a 6.39 pounder to take the trophy for Big Bass and additional cash of $195 for the optional big bass pot. There were 39 anglers competing for the total payout of $1,911.
Tyler Norris finished in a close second place with 17.71 pounds, and put $496 cash in his pocket and won a nice trophy to display. Tyler secured his limit with a 4.95 pounder.
Jerry Jones also brought 5 fish to the scales, totaling 15.41 pounds to win $229 cash and a trophy. Jerry caught a bass weighing 5.06 pounds.
Rounding out the money winners were Joey Dobbs $173, Barry Stokes $137, and Anthony Widener $101.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1st Sean Capes 17.83-lbs 2nd Tyler Norris 17.71-lbs 3rd Jerry Jones 15.41-lbs 4th Joey Dobbs 13.61-lbs 5th Barry Stokes 12.75-lbs 6th Anthony Widener 11.23-lbs 7th Robert Barker 10.91-lbs 8th Brian Hyde 10.48-lbs 9th Dave Holland 10.06-lbs 10th William Roberson 9.91-lbs
Danny Taylor assisted with the tournament by checking boats in the morning and weighing fish in the afternoon. After the awarding of trophies and cash payouts, there were drawings for the anglers present. Four $50 bills were won by Dave Holland, Robert Barker, William Roberson, and Joshua Parrish.
The next tournament for D72 will be the TWO-DAY DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
YOU MUST HAVE FISHED 4 ONE-DAY TOURNAMENTS in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour in order to qualify.
On June 8, 2019 we will be on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station DNR ramp, and on June 9, 2019 we will be on Lake Oconee going out of Sugar Creek Marina.
Please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795 for more information.
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 BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT Championship. Also, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour 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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship this fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.
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, Maui Jim, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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