George Haynie wins on Lake Blackshear

George Haynie of Cordele GA won the Division 74 American Fishing Tour Division 74 tournament held on Lake Blackshear on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

The morning started out with temperatures in the mid-forties and a two-hour fog delay. The lake level was about four feet below full pool; However, George managed to beat the odds and bring in the winning bag. Haynie’s five bass limited tipped the scales at 12.35 pounds to take first place for $401 cash. He anchored his catch with a 3.34-pound kicker.

Second place was claimed by Jimmy Parker of Poulan Ga. with four fish weighing in at 11.17 pounds. Jimmy anchored his bag with a 4.55-pounder. His catch earned him $200.

Coming in third was Brett Mathis of Warwick, Ga. with three fish weighing in at 10.12 pounds which earned him $79. Brett also landed Big Bass of the tournament earning him an additional $140 cash

Fourth place was taken by Dylan Hughes with a five-fish limit weighing in at 9.14 pounds

Finishing in fifth was Brandon Classon with three fish weighing in at 5.24 pounds.

Top 10

PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout
1 George L. Haynie 5   3.34 12.35 194 406
2 Jimmy Parker 4   4.55 11.17 193 200
3 Brett J. Mathis 3   5.61 10.12 192 79
4 Dylan Hughes 5   2.32 9.14 191  
5 Brandon S. Classon 3   2.15 5.24 190  
6 Dwayne Smith 3   1.89 4.67 189  
7 William C. Scandrett 3   1.31 4.09 188  
8 Phillip J. Morris 1   3.93 3.93 187  
9 Henry L. Starks 1   3.14 3.14 186  
10 Johnny L. Smith 1   3.12 3.12 185

The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Blackshear 10 December 2022 launching from the Mega Ramp.

For more information on this event or division please contact local director Henry Starks 478-808-9701 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com

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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