Worsham wins on Lake Blackshear
Lane Worsham of Baconton, GA. takes the win at the AFT D74 tournament held at Lake Blackshear on 11 March 2023. His three bass tipped the scales at 14.68 pounds to take first place for $451 cash. Lane didn’t get a limit, but with almost a five-pound average he was able to pull away with the win. He said that he caught his fish early on crankbait.
Second place prize of $254 was claimed by Jimmie Troxell with five fish for a total weight of 12.88 pounds. He anchored his catch with a 5.44 pounder.
Coming in third was Dewayne Smith with a five fish weighing at 12.66 pounds.
Fourth place was taken by Jimmy Parker with four fish weighing in at 11.70 pounds. Parker took “Big Fish” with a 6.05-pound lunker for $160 cash prize.
Finishing in fifth was Jon Stokes with four fish weighing in at 10.05 pounds.
The morning started out cool but quickly warmed up to around 68 degrees by weigh-in. The wind didn’t help most of the anglers. The lake stained from the recent heavy rains and the spring bite’s getting better every day.
Top 10 Anglers PL Angler Fish Pen Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Lane T. Worsham 3 5.75 14.68 196 451 2 Jimmie Troxell 5 5.44 12.88 195 254 3 Dwayne D. Smith 5 3.60 12.66 194 79 4 Jimmy Parker 4 1.00 6.05 11.70 193 5 Jon D. Stokes 4 2.88 10.07 192 6 Paul Anthony 3 1.90 8.56 191 6 Johnny L. Smith 3 4.11 8.56 191 8 George L. Haynie 4 8.25 189 9 Henry L. Starks 3 2.50 6.12 188 10 Brett J. Mathis 2 3.76 5.36 187
The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Blackshear 25/26 March 2023 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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