BRIAN GARNER Wins D72 on OCONEE
Brian Garner of Locust Grove, GA brought the winning sack totaling 15.72 pounds to the scale at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held May 22, 2021 on Lake Oconee. Brian took home $745 cash and the first place trophy for his 5 bass limit. He anchored his sack with a 5.03 pounder to take home additional cash of $360 for the optional big bass pot, and the Big Bass trophy. Brian said he was fishing mid lake pockets and docks, using a frog and shaky head.
There were 36 anglers competing on this very hot day for the top six payouts totaling $1,764. All fish brought to the scale were released alive to grow bigger and hopefully be caught again!
Randy Jackson and Les Charles deserve a very big Thank You for helping with morning boat check, registration, launch, andafternoon weigh in at 3:00.
Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Brian Garner 15.72 pounds
2 - Lance Collins 14.41 pounds
3 - Les Charles 12.80 pounds
4 - Carl Hayes 12.64 pounds
5 - Sean Capes 11.31 pounds
6 - Sam Dyal 9.49 pounds
7 - Jim Windham 8.64 pounds
8 - Michael Lynch 8.63 pounds
9 - Carl Wilson 8.44 pounds
10 - Jerry Jones 7.70 pounds
Director Benny Howell gave two $50 bills as draw prizes to the anglers present after the awards of cash and trophies. The lucky winners were Kevin Lewis and Martin Rutledge. A $50 Sugar Creek Marina gift card was won by Randy Jackson.
Our next tournament in D72 will be the 2-day event, held June 5 on Lake Sinclair and June 6 on Lake Oconee. You must have fished at least 4 tournaments in any AFT division in order to qualify. If you need information, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
The American 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 American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Kerr Lake in Virginia.
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