Les Charles Wins on Sinclair
November 12, 2022, Lake Sinclair. Les Charles of Milledgeville, GA takes the win at the AFT D72 tournament held November 12, 2022, on Lake Sinclair. His five bass topped the scale at 14.38 pounds to put $824 cash in his pocket and win the first-place trophy. Les anchored his sack with a 4.77 largemouth.
Matt Henry of Milledgeville, GA won the Big Bass trophy and $480 cash for the optional big bass pot with a 5.89 pounder! There were several more five-pounders at the scale, but Matt’s was the largest!
We had 48 anglers competing for the top 7 places to win payouts totaling $2,352. Congratulations to the Top Ten:
PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Les Charles 5 4.77 14.38 200 824 2 Joshua M. George 5 3.96 12.98 199 548 3 Jim C. Windham 5 4.38 12.84 198 281 4 Derek N. Johnson 5 12.80 197 231 5 Shawn Nabus 5 4.30 12.59 196 195 6 Scott Jeffers 5 4.34 12.42 195 159 7 Adam R. Wicks 5 4.44 11.92 194 115 8 Brian W. Garner 5 11.79 193 9 Matt T. Henry 5 5.89 11.48 192 10 Carl H. Hayes III 5 5.41 10.85 191
Thanks goes to Danny Taylor 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. The lucky winners were Lance Collins, Jimmy Golden, Anthony Widener, and Adam Windham.
Shawn Hendrix with Kissel Krafts Custom Rods provided a gift certificate for a rod valued up to $200. The winner for the rod was John Crosby.
Our next tournament in this division will be November 26, 2022 on Lake Oconee running out of Sugar Creek Marina. If you have any questions, 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 AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.
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For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, the annual Military Team Bass Tournament, and the Top 150 Solo Tour, all presented by Caymas Boats, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406
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