Phillip Anderson Wins on Lake Russell
On November 17th, 2019 in Elberton, GA., a total of forty anglers launched from Hwy 72 Ramp near Elberton, GA.
The weather started out with northeast winds at 15-20 mph for most of the morning and calmed down to 5 mph by the 3pm weigh in time.
Water temps were in the mid 60’s and clear.
Twenty-eight of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Phillip Anderson from Saluda, SC., took the victory with 14.74 lbs.
For the win Phillip took home $785.00 in prize money plus an additional $204.00 for 1st Place Option Pot for total earnings of $989.00.
Second amongst the competitors was Jeremy Strong of Elberton, GA., with five fish that locked in the scales at 13.75 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $504.00 plus $136.00 for 2nd Place Option Pot for a total of $640.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Russell Clark of Abbeville, SC., with five fish and a total weight of 12.40 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $238.00.
Fourth place was Scott Reeves of Easley, SC., with a limit weighing in at 12.26 lbs.
For his efforts he took home $180.00.
Fifth place was Mike Beck of Hull, GA., with a limit weighing in at 11.68 lbs. For his efforts he took home $144.00.
Rounding out the top six in the money was Jimmy Wilson of Wagener, SC., with a limit weighing in at 11.13 lbs. Jimmy earned $108.00 for his sixth place finish.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Craig Sahms of Taylors, SC., his fish locked in the scales at 5.03 lbs. earning him $190.00 in prize money.
Top ten finishers:
1. Phillip Anderson 14.74
2. Jeremy Strong 13.75
3. Russell Clark 12.40
4. Scott Reeves 12.26
5. Mike Beck 11.68
6. Jimmy Wilson 11.13
7. Barrett Keel 11.12
8. B.J. Ballard 11.02
9. Bryan Waddell 10.66
10. Jody Hughes 10.52
The next tournament in this division will take place on December 8th, 2019 launching from the Dorn Boating Facility on Clarks Hill Lake.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Grover Jones at (252)217-2893 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com (AFT Trail).
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 (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.
In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT 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 2-Day Area Divisional Championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.
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, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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