Baylor Press Wins on Lake Blackshear
March 8, 2020 Cordele, GA., Baylor Press won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 74 tournamnet presented by American Bass Anglers.
A total of five 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 Baylor Pless from Cordele, Ga took the victory with 18.16 pounds.
He accredited his win to crankbaits.
For the win Baylor took home $245.00 in prize money.
The Biggest Bass of the tournament was also caught by Baylor.
His fish locked in the scales at 5.52 pounds earning him an additional $50.00 in prize money.
Second amongst the competitors was Steve Phillips with five that locked in the scales at 17.09 pounds.
Steve said he caught his fish on a variety of lures.
Third place was claimed by Blake Tomlin with five fish and a total weight of 11.73 pounds.
Blake also said that he caught most of his fish on crankbaits.
Top four finishers
1. Baylor Pless 18.20 Big Fish 5.52 lbs.
2. Steve Phillips 17.09
3. Blake Tomlin 11.73
The next tournament in this division will take place on April 18,2020 launching from the Mega ramp.
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.
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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