RANDY WOODHAM Wins D72 on OCONEE
Randy Woodham of Social Circle, GA took the win for D72 of the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held on January 16, 2021, on Lake Oconee. His total weight of 17.12 pounds netted him $755 cash for first place and a nice trophy. Randy secured his five fish limit with a 5.62 pounder, and won additional cash of $370 for the optional big bass pot and the Big Bass trophy. Randy is currently in the lead for AOY position for D72.
Director Benny Howell will be giving $250 cash to the D72 AOY after the 2-day event in June. Benny will pay $100 cash to the angler catching the biggest bass for the D72 season. Also, he will give $100 cash to anglers fishing all 15 tournaments for D72.
There were 37 anglers competing on this very cold winter day for the top 6 places to receive payouts totalig $1,813. A major cold front had moved in overnight which kept the temperature in the 30's and 40's all day with lots of wind. Conditions were tough for many of the anglers. The water temperature was low 50's, and the water was stained from all the wind.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Randy Woodham 17.12 pounds
2 - David Lowery 14.46 pounds
3 - Sean Capes 13.67 pounds
4 - Randy Jackson 13.39 pounds
5 - Mike Taylor 12.23 pounds
6 - Mark Burns 9.94 pounds
7 - Mike Coursey 9.71 pounds
8 - Bradley Durden 9.07 pounds
9 - Wayne Garner 8.83 pounds
10 - Jason Lott 7.66 pounds
Thanks goes out to Randy Jackson for helping with the tournament by checking boats in the morning, and weighing fish in the afternoon. Barry Collins volunterred to help by calling boat numbers for the morning launch. Director Benny Howell gave away draw prizes after the cash payouts and trophies were awarded. The lucky winner of a $50 Sugar Creek Marina gift card was Aaron Batson, and $50 bills were won by Cody Stahl and Travis Clay. Les Charles won a bottle of G-Juice.
Our next tournament will be January 30, 2021 on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station.
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 title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT 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 US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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