TERRY ADAMS WINS D72 ON OCONEE
Terry Adams of Mansfield, Ga takes the win for D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held at Lake Oconee on May 30, 2020.
His five fish limit totaled 18.05 pounds to put him in the lead of the 46 anglers participating in the tournament.
Terry won $813 cash and the First Place trophy. He anchored his sack with a 4.92 pounder which was caught with
a buzz bait on the mayfly hatch. A big crank bait was also used to land three of his keepers. Terry gets a big
Shout Out for teaching fishing to students at Eastside High School in Newton county.
Stacy Adams, Jr. of Hazlehurst, Ga won the optional big bass pot of $460 cash and the Big Bass trophy with a
5.59 pounder which he caught on top water at 1:30 pm! There were several other four and five pounders caught by anglers
that endured rough water conditions due to warm weather and sunshine bringing out pontoon boats and jet skis.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Terry Adams 18.05 pounds
2 - Lance Collins 14.07 pounds
3 - Larry Cason 14.04 pounds
4 - Aaron Batson 14.01 pounds
5 - Carl Wilson 12.76 pounds
6 - Adam Windham 11.29 pounds
7 - Oliver Brooks 11.23 pounds
8 - Carl Hayes 10.99 pounds
9 - Stacy Adams, Jr. 10.96 pounds
10 - Barry Collins 10.85 pounds
Thanks goes out to Assistant Danny Taylor for helping with the tournament by checking boats in the morning and
weighing fish in the afternoon. After the awarding of cash and trophies, Director Benny Howell gave four $50 bills
as draw prizes. The lucky winners were Jason Cheek, Carl Wilson, Stephen Clay, and David Smith.
The next tournmament for D72 will be the 2-Day Divisional Championship on June 6 & 7 on Lakes Sinclair & Oconee.
If you need information, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
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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October 3 brought post frontal winds and bluebird skies, starting the day off with waning harvest moon. With some fall transition it made for some challenging fishing but beautiful weather to be on the lake. With 8 teams fishing there was only one limit brought to the scales but all others had at least one keeper to weigh, with exception of one team who had to leave lake early due to boat problems.
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Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.
It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.
Team Tour Championship Postponed
Out of an overabundance of caution The Team Tour Championship that was scheduled for 10/10-11/2020 on Wheeler Lake has be postponed. The National Weather Service is forecasting winds of 10-20 mph with gust up to 35mph for Saturday, and winds of 10-15 mph with gust up to 20 mph Sunday. The safety of our anglers is the number on concern and factor when making the tough decisions on postponing a tournament. The new dates for the Team Tour Championship will be November 21-22 on Wheeler Lak