Steve Dobbs Wins D72 on Sinclair
Steve Dobbs of McDonough, Ga brought the winning 5 fish limit to the scale for D72 on November 9, 2019, at Lake Sinclair for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour. His total weight of 11.40 pounds won the First-place trophy and $765 cash. Steve secured his sack with a 3.78 pounder and won the Big Bass trophy plus additional cash of $380. He said he caught these fish using a square bill crankbait and a shaky head.
Dave Holland won $487 cash and the Second-Place trophy for his total weight of 10.08 pounds. Dave caught his fish in six to twelve feet of water using a spot sticker.
Six places were paid cash totaling $1,862. There were 38 anglers competing on this very cold day. Temperatures started in the low 30's and only warmed into the '50s at three o'clock. The water level was at full pool and starting to cool as well.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1st Steve Dobbs 11.40-lbs 2nd Dave Holland 10.08-lbs 3rd Scott Jeffers 9.72-lbs 4th David Lowery 8.96-lbs 5th Steven King 8.87-lbs 6th Derek Johnson 8.27-lbs 7th Jerry Jones 7.99-lbs 8th Jerry Perry 7.26-lbs 9th Jim Windham 6.65-lbs 10th Tim Howell 6.16-lbs
Director Benny Howell gave three $50 bills as draw prizes for the anglers present at the conclusion of the awards. The lucky winners were Billy Beam, Scott Jeffers, and Barry Collins. Steven King 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 Ronnie Stegall for helping Danny with checking boats.
The next tournament for D72 will be November 30, 2019, on Lake Oconee going out of Sugar Creek Marina. 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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