Troxell Wins on Lake Blackshear
November 16, 2019 Cordele, GA., eight anglers launched from the Mega Ramp near Cordele, GA.
Three of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Jimmie Troxell from Leesburg, GA., took the victory with 16.31 lbs.
He accredited his win to plastics and crankbaits. For the win Troxell took home $288.00 in prize money.
Second amongst the competitors was Steve Phillips with five that locked in the scales at 13.28 lbs.
Phillips said he caught his fish on a variety of lures. For his efforts he took home $104.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Gerald Bozeman with five fish and a total weight of 13.06 lbs. Bozeman said he caught most his fish with soft plastics.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Jimmie Troxell. His fish locked in the scales at 4.13 lbs. earning him $80.00 in prize money.
Top four finishers
1. Jimmie Troxell 16.31 lbs.
2. Steve Phillips 13.28 lbs.
3. Gerald Bozeman 13.06 lbs.
4. Henry Starks 8.89 lbs.
For more information on this event or division please contact local director Henry Starks 478-808-9701 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 divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.
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