Steve Phillips Wins on Lake Blackshear 

March 7, 2020 Cordele, GA., Steve Phillips from Cordele, GA wins the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 74 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. 

Nine anglers launched from the mega ramp near Cordele, GA. 

Five of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Steve Phillips from Cordele, Ga took the victory with 18.16 pounds.  

He accredited his win to crankbaits and plastics.

For the win Steve took home $313.00 in prize money.

Second amongst the competitors was Blake Tomlin with five that locked in the scales at 17.54 pounds.

Blake said he caught his fish on a variety of lures.

For his efforts he took home $128.00 in prize money.

Third place was claimed by Baylor Pless with five fish and a total weight of 16.78 pounds.  

Baylor said he caught most of his fish on crankbaits. 

The Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Justin Foster.  

His fish locked in the scales at 8.15 pounds earning him $90.00 in prize money.

Top four finishers:


1.    Steve Phillips        18.16 lbs. 
2.    Blake Tomlin         17.54 lbs. 
3.    Baylor Pless         16.78  lbs. 
4.    Justin Foster         16.20 lbs.   Big Fish 8.15 lbs.

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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