Steve Phillips Wins on Lake Blackshear
December 15, 2019 Cordele, GA., a total of 12 anglers launched from the Mega Ramp near Cordele, GA.
Six of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Steve Phillips took the victory with 21.71 lbs.
He accredited his win to crank baits.
For the win Steve took home $401.00 in prize money.
Second amongst the competitors was George Haynie with five fish that locked in the scales at 13.98 lbs.
George said he caught most his fish on a cranking pattern. For his efforts he took home $187.00 in prize money.
Third place was claimed by Jimmie Troxell with five and a total weight of 13.45 lbs.
Jimmie said he caught most his fish on a variety of lures.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was also caught by Steve Phillips. His fish locked in the scales at 6.69 lbs. earning him $110.00 in prize money.
Top five finishers
1. Steve Phillips 21.71-lbs.
2. George Haynie 13.98-lbs.
3. Jimmie Troxell 13.45-lbs.
4. Baylor Pless 11.08-lbs.
5. Dwayne Smith 10.81-lbs.
The conditions were cold to start the day, but very pleasant at the weight in! The lake water was muddy to slightly stain from north to south.
This division’s next tournament will be February 15, 2020 on Lake Blackshear.
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Henry Starks 478-808-9701 or Sylvester Williams 334-538-2554.
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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Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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