David Simmons wins  D72  on  Sinclair

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David Simmons of McDonough, Ga took the win at the D72 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tournament on April 26, 2020 on Lake Sinclair.  He won $813 cash and the first-place trophy for his impressive total scale weight of 18.00 pounds.
David said he caught most of his fish early on the shad spawn.  His sack was anchored by a 4.74 pounder.

Brad Gandee took the trophy for Big Bass and $460 cash for the optional big bass pot.  He caught a 5.54 pounder late in the day using a Fighting Frog.

Many of the 46 anglers caught bass over 4 pounds which put them in the position for payouts totaling $2,254 cash. They endured windy conditions for most of the day.

Congratulations to the Top Ten:
1 – David Simmons         18.00 pounds
2 – Chad Stahl                16.19 pounds
3 – David Andrews          13.89 pounds
4 – Lance Collins             13.12 pounds
5 – Robert Clark              12.61 pounds
6 – Aaron Batson             12.34 pounds
7 – Grant Kelly                12.11 pounds
8 – Derek Johnson          11.29 pounds
9 – Matt Henry                11.22 pounds
10 – Carl Wilson             11.13 pounds

Thanks goes out to all the anglers for practicing social distancing requirements.  Weigh-in went smoothly, and we appreciate your understanding.  The draw prizes were picked early to avoid a group gathering.  The lucky winners for the four $50 bills were Jerry Jones, David Andrews, Jimmy Golden, and Niles Murray.

The next tournament for D72 will be May 30, 2020 on Lake Oconee going out of Sugar Creek Marina.  If you need information, please contact Director Benny Howell at 770-365-4795.
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title.

The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National Championship.

In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.

The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.
All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.





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