Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Smith wins on Lake Blackshear

On January 27 2024 DeWayne Smith of Americus Ga, emerged the winner at the AFT D 74 tournament, at Lake Blackshear out of Veterans State Park in Cordele, GA. Smith secured first place with two bass weighing a total of 10.97 pounds earning him $406 in cash. His catch was highlighted by an 8.02 pounder, which also won him the Big Bass Pot of $140.

Harry Cooper from Unadilla Ga, secured second place with the only five bass limit weighting 10.51 pounds. His accomplishment earned him a prize of $200.

Derrick Burnam from Byromville, Ga, locked up third place with three fish, totaling 8.19 pounds.

Top 10 Anglers

  1. DeWayne Smith 10.97 lbs. Big Fish 8.02 lbs.
  2. Harry Cooper 10.51 lbs.
  3. Derrick Burnam 8.19 lbs.
  4. Paul Anthony 6.35 lbs.
  5. Robert Wilson 5.43 lbs.
  6. Jimmy Parker 4.22 lbs.
  7. George Haynie 3.65lbs.
  8. Jonathan Hughes 2.81 lbs.
  9. Brett Mathis 2.48 lbs.
  10. Henry Starks 1.95 lbs.

The next tournament in this division will take place on Lake Blackshear January 27, 2024 launching from the Gum Creek Ramp.

For additional details about this event or the division, please contact the local director, Henry Starks, at 478-808-9701 or visit the American Bass Anglers 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.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, T-H Marine, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.

For more information about American Bass Anglers, including the American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, Professional League, ABA Team Series, and Top 150 Solo Tour, all proudly presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

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