Grant Kelly Wins on Oconee
Buckhead, GA. - Grant Kelly of Milledgeville, GA takes the win at the Central Georgia Division 72 tournament held October 29, 2022 on Lake Oconee. Grant’s five bass limit topped the scale at 15.63 pounds to put $807 cash in his pocket and win the first-place trophy. He anchored his sack with a 5.01-pounder.
Cole Holloway of Madison, GA took the second place trophy and $526 cash with a total weight of 15.08 pounds. Cole also won the Big Bass trophy and $440 cash for the optional big bass pot with an awesome 6.46 pounder! Cole’s total earnings for a day of fishing was $966 cash.
Forty-Five anglers competed for the top 7 cash places with a total purse of $2,205.
The Top Ten:
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Grant T. Kelly 5 5.01 15.63 200 807 2 Cole Holloway 5 6.46 15.08 199 526 3 Carl A. Wilson 5 13.54 198 259 4 Richard Carey II 5 4.54 13.37 197 209 5 Eugene Stinson 4 6.33 13.14 196 173 6 Steve B. Dobbs 5 11.84 195 137 7 Sean E. Capes 5 11.40 194 94 8 Mike G. Beck 5 11.37 193 9 Travis D. Clay 5 10.96 192 10 Robert J. Clark 5 10.89 191
Special thanks to Grant Kelly, Les Charles, and Bob Clark for helping with the tournament. After the awards of trophies and cash payouts, four $50 bills were given as draw prizes to the anglers present.
Division 72's next tournament in this division will be November 12, 2022, on Lake Sinclair running out of Dennis Station DNR ramp. If you have any questions, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
Benny Howell was the 2022 King of the Hill, an award presented at the end of each season to the top director of that season.
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