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Matthew Blackwell Wins on Blackshear

On March 10, 2024, at Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia, Matthew Blackwell from Warner Robins, Georgia, secured first place in the American Fishing Tour Division 74 competition. This event drew top anglers from the region, all vying for cash rewards and valuable points towards divisional and national standings.

Despite challenging conditions marked by high winds and muddy, low water levels, Blackwell managed to catch four fish, culminating in a total weight of 10.00 pounds. His catch included a notable 4.14-pound bass, contributing to his victory and earning him a cash prize of $288.

Dwayne Smith from Americus, Georgia, claimed the second position with a total catch weight of 9.40 pounds. In third place was Johnny Smith from Albany, Georgia, who caught a 2.45-pound fish, winning the Big Fish honors and a $70 cash prize. George Haynie from Cordele, Georgia, rounded out the top four with a catch of 2.11 pounds.

The adverse weather and water conditions posed significant challenges for the competitors. However, with the spawning season approaching, conditions are expected to improve for future events.

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Anglers and enthusiasts are invited to participate in the next scheduled competition in this division, which will take place on March 24, 2024, at Lake Blackshear. The event will launch from the Gum Creek Ramp in Veterans State Park, Cordele, Georgia. For more details about this event or the division, interested individuals can contact the local director, Henry Starks, or visit the American Bass Anglers website.

About American Bass Anglers

American Bass Anglers, committed to providing low-cost, close-to-home tournaments, offers an exciting platform for individual angler progression. With the support of industry-leading companies, ABA continues to advance the sport of bass fishing.

For more information about the ABA Professional League and other series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers is proud to be sponsored by Caymas Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Power Pole, RT Outdoors, Optima Batteries, Hotel Planner.com, and LurePartsOnline.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is dedicated to organizing affordable, local tournaments for weekend anglers while offering opportunities for individual angler advancement. To learn more about American Bass Anglers, including the Team Series, American Fishing Tour, American Couples Series, annual Military Team Bass Tournament, ABA Team Series, Top 150 Solo Tour, and Pro League, all presented by Caymas Boats, please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

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