Randy Bush Wins On Oconee 

Randy Bush of McDonough, GA took the win on January 18, 2020 for the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D72 on Lake Oconee.  

A total of 43 anglers competed on this cold winter day in muddy water with an approaching cold front.  

Randy brought in a five fish limit totaling 16.05 lbs. which included a largemouth weighing 5.84 lbs. Randy said he caught most of his fish using a shaky head. He took home $796.00 cash and the first place trophy.

Sam Dyal won the trophy for Big Bass and the optional cash pot of $430.00 for his 6.20 pounder! Sam said he caught it on a crank bait. 

His five fish limit totaled 15.64 lbs., and secured the second place spot for the day winning additional cash of $512.00 and another trophy.    

Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Randy Bush         16.05 lbs.
2 - Sam Dyal             15.64 lbs.
3 - Grant Kelly           11.23 lbs.
4 - Butch Pitts            9.91 lbs.
5 - Stephen Clay        9.17 lbs. 
6 - Aaron Batson        8.78 lbs.
7 - John Duvall           8.40 lbs. 
8 - Les Charles           7.87 lbs. 
9 - Ricky Wilson         7.74 lbs. 
10 - Jerry Jones         7.73 lbs. 

Total cash payout was $2,107.00 to seven places, plus the optional big bass pot of $430.00. 

Director Benny Howell gave three $50 bills as draw prizes for the anglers present at the conclusion of the awards.

The lucky winners were Les Charles, John Duvall, and Grant Kelly. The winner of a $50.00 Sugar Creek Marina gift card went to Dave Lawson.

Special thanks goes out to Assistant Director Danny Taylor for doing a great job by checking boats, weighing fish, and keeping the tournament running smoothly.  

The next tournament for D72 will be January 25, 2020 on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station DNR ramp.

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 (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.

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, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole. 

Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406. 

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