Tyler Bagwell Wins On Lake Lanier
Gainsville, GA - October 21, 2023 - A total of 62 anglers set out from War Hill Boat Ramp near Gainsville, GA for the Georgia North 125 Tournament on Lake Lanier. Impressively, 26 of these anglers returned with five-fish limits. Among them, Tyler Bagwell of Clermont, GA clinched the top spot with a total weight of 17.13 pounds.
Bagwell (left) attributed his win to his effective use of topwater and shaky head techniques. His remarkable performance earned him a well-deserved cash prize of $855.
Securing the second position was Jonathan “Sweet Cream” Farmer, who managed to bring in five fish with a cumulative weight of 16.49 pounds. Farmer credited his success to True Grit Jigs and speed cranking. For his efforts, he received a prize of $625.
Dustin Elrod claimed the third position with five fish weighing a total of 15.81 pounds. Elrod's preferred methods included topwater and crankbaits. He was rewarded for his skill with an undisclosed prize amount.
Dustin Elrod also landed the title of the Biggest Bass of the tournament, boasting a weight of 4.75 pounds, which earned him an additional $310 in prize money.
PL Angler Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Points Payout 1 Tyler Bagwell 5 3.90 17.13 200 855 2 Jonathan F. Farmer 5 3.87 16.49 199 625 3 Dustin S. Elrod 5 4.75 15.81 198 368 4 Bradley Collum 5 15.10 197 308 5 Lowell P. Johnson 5 14.61 196 265 6 Jamareon C. Green 5 13.44 195 229 7 Joshua S. Banks 5 4.38 13.31 194 186 8 Kristopher P. Brown 5 13.17 193 130 9 Colton S. Tilley 5 13.04 192 72 10 Darren l. Taylor 5 13.00 191 11 Wayne Hancock 5 4.07 12.87 190 12 Matthew D. Parrish 5 12.26 189 13 Brett M. Matthews 5 3.42 12.06 188 14 Robert J. Cody 5 11.76 187 15 Tony B. Howell 5 11.02 186 16 Chase Smith 5 10.86 185 17 James H. Collins 5 10.85 184 18 Joshua Williams 5 9.96 183 19 Sal A. Pinto 5 9.78 182 19 Randy Thorny M. Thornburg 5 9.78 182
The forthcoming tournament within this division is scheduled for November 18, 2023, launching from Dam Site Carters Lake. For more information on this event or division, please do not hesitate to contact the local director, Alex Pearce, at 706-263-2137 or visit the official website at www.americanbassanglers.com.
It is worth noting that these dedicated anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year title. The points champion from each division will have the opportunity to compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. Furthermore, the top 500 anglers across various divisions will earn the privilege of competing in the prestigious three-day ABA 2024 AFT National Championship tournament.
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to providing affordable and locally accessible tournaments tailored for weekend anglers. These events also offer a progressive pathway for individual angler development.
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