David Lowery Takes the D72 Win on Sinclair
David Lowery of Milledgeville, Ga took home the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour first place trophy and $667 cash for the D72 tournament held on December 14, 2019, at Lake Sinclair. David said he caught his five fish-limit early, using a Big Bite Baits Kamikaze Craw on a quarter ounce shaky head. His total scale weight was 14.73 pounds. David also won the trophy for Big Bass with his 5.16 kicker and put additional cash of $290 in his pocket for the optional big bass pot!
There were 29 anglers competing for cash, prizes, and points. The weather was cloudy and cold, but the rain held off during the tournament. Most anglers caught fish, and all fish were released alive.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1st David Lowery 14.73-lbs 2nd Matt Henry 12.10-lbs 3rd Sam Dyal 11.83-lbs 4th Aaron Batson 11.17-lbs 5th Barry Hooper 10.43-lbs 6th Grant Kelly 8.83-lbs 7th Mike Blackshear 8.74-lbs 8th Niles Murray 7.91-lbs 9th Swinton Sikes 7.39-lbs 10th Barry Collins 7.26-lbs
Director Benny Howell gave two $50 bills as draw prizes for the anglers present at the conclusion of the awards. The lucky winners were Jared Koepp and Grant Kelly. The winner of a bottle of G-Juice from TH Marine was Steve Dobbs. Assistant Director Danny Taylor did a great job to help keep the tournament running smoothly, checking boats, and weighing fish.
The next tournament for D72 will be December 21, 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.
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