Travis Clay Wins on Sinclair
February 29, 2020, Travis Clay from Jackson, GA., wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 72 on Sinclair.
Travis Clay of Jackson, GA took home the first place trophy and $824.00 cash on February 29, 2020 at the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament held on Lake Sinclair for D72.
Travis said he was fishing shallow using spinnerbaits and chatterbaits to catch his five fish limit weighing 18.51 pounds.
It had been several years since he fished an ABA tournament, but now that he has renewed his membership he plans to be back to compete with us again.
Travis also enjoys fishing with his 12 year old son, and is sharing his fishing knowledge with him.
Aaron Batson won the Big Bass trophy and $480.00 cash for the optional Big Bass pot with an awesome 7.98 pounder!
His total scale weight was 17.90 pounds which put him in second place, winning another trophy and additional cash of $548.00.
He is now in the lead for the $100.00 cash prize that Director Benny Howell will give away at the conclusion of the Two-Day event in June for the "D72 Big Bass of the Season".
There were 48 anglers competing for cash, trophies, points, and bragging rights.
The weather was cold and windy, and the water remains muddy from recent rain. All fish caught were released alive.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Travis Clay 18.51 pounds
2 - Aaron Batson 17.90 pounds
3 - Kip Carter 17.20 pounds
4 - Carl Hayes 13.72 pounds
5 - Grant Kelly 13.49 pounds
6 - Derek Johnson 12.80 pounds
7 - Steve Dobbs 11.73 pounds
8 - Eddie Roberts 10.78 pounds
9 - Barry Collins 10.65 pounds
10 - Jerry Jones 9.72 pounds
Director Benny Howell gave draw prizes for the anglers present at the conclusion of the awards. Four $50.00 bills were won by Damian Hall, David Ratliff, Jerry Jones, and Frank Speights.
Frank donated several Army draw prizes that were won by Jim Windham, Niles Murray, Damian Hall, and Brad Gandee.
Assistant Director Danny Taylor continues to keep our tournaments running smoothly by checking boats in the morning and weighing fish in the afternoon. A Big Thank You to Danny!
The next tournament for D72 will be March 15, 2020 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 (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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