Aaron Batson Wins D72 On Oconee
Aaron Batson of Oxford, GA took home the First-place trophy for the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour on October 26, 2019. There were 64 anglers competing on Lake Oconee for a total payout of $3,136 plus the optional Big Bass pot. Aaron said the frog bite was on! He brought a 5 fish limit to the scale that weighed 18.69 pounds to secure the First place cash payout of $852. Aaron also took home the Big Bass trophy and an additional cash of $640 with a 6.16-lb lunker. It was Aaron’s lucky day because his number was drawn for a crisp $50 bill as part of the draw prizes at the end of the day. He went home with $1,542 cash in his pocket for a great day on the lake!
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1st Aaron Batson 18.69-lbs 2nd David Lowery 16.75-lbs 3rd Lance Collins 13.65-lbs 4th Chad Stahl 13.24-lbs 5th Jeff Carreker 13.22-lbs 6th Donald Beck 12.22-lbs 7th John Duvall 12.18-lbs 8th Darren Taylor 11.76-lbs 9th Mark Burns 11.74-lbs 10th Barry Collins 11.34-lbs
Director Benny Howell gave SIX $50 bills as draw prizes for the anglers present at the conclusion of the awards. The lucky winners were Aaron Batson, Tony Wooten, Jim Windham, Lee Harrison, Oliver Brooks, and Donald Beck. Tommy Cooper was the winner of a $50 Sugar Creek Marina gift card. Darren Taylor won a bottle of G Juice from TH Marine.
Assistant Director Danny Taylor did a great job to help keep the tournament running smoothly, checking boats, and weighing fish. Thanks to David Simmons for helping Danny with weighing fish.
The next tournament for D72 will be November 9, 2019, on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station. If you need information, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
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 Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
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 National Championship.
American Bass Anglers are 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, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-04
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