Byron Kenney Wins on Oconee
November 26, 2022, Buckhead, GA. Georgia Central Division 72 of the American Fishing Tour presented by Caymas Boats held on Lake Oconee located in Buckhead, GA. Byron Kenney of Monticello, GA brought in a limit of bass weighing 14.80 pounds to put $819 cash in his pocket and win the first place trophy.
Chris Saunders of Forsyth, GA won the Big Bass trophy and $520 cash for the optional big bass pot with a 6.04 pounder!
Mike Beck of Hull, GA finished in second place with a total weight of 13.74 pounds which included a 6.00 pounder.
The field consisted of 52 anglers competing for the top 8 places to win payouts totaling $2,548. Congratulations to the Top Ten:
PL Angler Fish Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Byron Kenney 5 5.60 14.80 200 819 2 Mike G. Beck 5 6.00 13.74 199 569 3 John B. Stalnaker 5 4.28 13.60 198 303 4 Jamie M. Fountain 5 4.76 13.23 197 252 5 Chris Saunders 5 6.04 12.61 196 216 6 Matt T. Henry 5 11.89 195 180 7 Les Charles 5 11.40 194 137 8 Jim C. Windham 5 3.50 11.06 193 72 9 Joshua M. George 5 10.59 192 10 Danny R. Taylor 5 3.47 10.17 191
Special thanks go to Danny Taylor and Bob Clark for helping with the tournament. After the awards of trophies and cash payouts, six $50 bills were given as draw prizes to the anglers present. The lucky winners were Randy Smith, Benji Morris, Marty George, Robert Bennett, Carl Hayes and Randy Woodham. The draw prize for a $50 gift card to Sugar Creek Marina was won by Buck Eubanks.
Our next tournament in this division will be December 10, 2022 on Lake Oconee running out of Sugar Creek Marina.
If you have any questions, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
Georgia Central Division 72 is the home of the current reigning King of the Hill, Benny Howell, and his team.
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.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Garmin Electronics, Power Pole, Lucas Oil, RT Outdoors, Sportsman Card, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com and LurePartsOnline.com.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments for the weekend angler and, at the same time, offering each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression.
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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