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Derek Johnson Takes the win  on Oconee for D72

Congratulations to Derek Johnson of Lumber City, Ga for bringing in the winning sack at Lake Oconee on June 2, 2018, for the AFT D72 tournament.  Derek caught his five best fish using jigs and shaky heads.  His total weight was 14.00 pounds, and Derek took home $801 for the first place finish.

Larry Cason of Newborn, Ga took the trophy for Big Bass and $245 for his lunker weighing 6.39 pounds. Larry said he caught lots of small fish, but the big one was landed while flipping docks with a worm.

With a tropical storm earlier in the week, the 49 anglers found the lake water temperature in the low 80's. Pre-dawn rain brought hot and muggy temperatures and an afternoon thunderstorm.  

Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 - Derek Johnson - 14.00 pounds - $801
2 - James Golden - 13.85 pounds - $548
3 - Larry Cason - 13.64 pounds - $281
4 - Carl Hayes - 13.46 pounds - $231
5 - Chad Wilson - 12.75 pounds - $195
6 - Steve Dobbs - 11.00 pounds - $159
7 - Jim Windham - 10.89 pounds - $115
8 - Barry Collins - 10.75 pounds - $72
9 - Kim Carver - 10.61 pounds
10 - David Lowery - 10.58 pounds

After the awards of trophies and cash payouts, there were drawings for all anglers that were present. Three $50 Gift Cards for Sugar Creek Marina, and two $50 bills were won by the lucky draw.

The next tournament for D72 will be on Sunday, June 10, 2018, on Lake Sinclair, going out of Little River Marina.

Please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795 for more information.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.

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Virginia 8/18/2018 Kerr
New Jersey 8/18/2018 Greenwood/Hopatcong
Missouri 8/18/2018 Lake Ozark/Truman
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Divison: Date: Lake: Register
Pennsylvania 8/11/2018 Delaware River
South Carolina - Greenwood 8/19/2018 Clark Hill
Pennsylvania 8/25/2018 Delaware River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 8/25/2018 Ross Barnett
Massachusetts - Central New England 9/02/2018 Barton's Cove
North Carolina Piedmont 9/08/2018 Gaston Lake
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South Carolina- Savannah River 9/08/2018 Savannah River
Pennsylvania 9/15/2018 North East River
North Carolina Southeast 9/15/2018 NE Cape Fear River
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 9/15/2018 Logan Martin
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 9/15/2018 Ross Barnett
South Carolina-Greenwood 9/16/2018 Hartwell
North Carolina Charlotte 9/16/2018 Lake Norman
North Carolina Piedmont 9/22/2018 Falls Lake (Open)
North Carolina Central 9/22/2018 Roanoke River
Louisiana Central 9/22/2018 Bisteneau Lake
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 9/22/2018 Sam Rayburn
South Carolina- Northwest 9/23/2018 Hartwell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 9/23/2018 Bridgeport
Tennessee West 9/29/2018 Kentucky Lake
North Carolina East 9/29/2018 Tar River
Georgia North 9/29/2018 Allatoona
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Alabama - Mobile 10/06/2018 Tensaw River
Massachusetts - Central New England 10/07/2018 Quinsigamond
Alabama Northwest 10/13/2018 Wilson Lake
Pennsylvania 10/13/2018 Delaware River
Louisiana Central 10/13/2018 Caddo Lake
South Carolina- Savannah River 10/13/2018 Savannah River
Mississippi- Ross Barnett 10/13/2018 Ross Barnett
Alabama Lay Lake- Logan Martin 10/13/2018 Lay Lake
Mississippi Gulf Coast 10/13/2018 Back Bay
South Carolina- Northwest 10/14/2018 Russell
Dallas Fort Worth Texas 10/14/2018 Lewisville
South Carolina-Greenwood 10/17/2018 Murray
Georgia North 10/20/2018 Allatoona
South Carolina Central 10/20/2018 Wylie
Alabama Central 10/27/2018 Jordan
Texas- Sam Rayburn- North 10/27/2018 Toledo Bend

 

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