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ATHENS, Ala. – Scott Locklear of Atlanta, GA won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Georgia Division tournament, held January 26th on the Lake Eufaula.  Running out of Lakepoint Resort State Park in Eufaula, AL Scott caught five-bass weighing 22.24-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Locklear took home a check for $5000 for his win.

“I only had seven bites today, one of which was a jack-fish. I was fishing the south end of the lake within sight of the dam all day. I caught my fish on a crankbait in 5ft-6ft of water,” Locklear said.

In second for the boaters, Mitchell Jennings of Auburn, AL landed a five-bass tournament limit going 21.80-pounds.

“I caught my fish between here and the dam. I caught three shallow and two deep. I lost one fish today, but I don’t think it would have helped me,” Jennings said.

Andy Norris of Columbus, GA took third for the boaters with five bass going 20.75-pounds.

“I caught my fish today on a rattletrap. It was a grind today. I only caught five fish,” Norris said.

The big bass award for the boaters went to Carl Hayes of Eatonton, GA for a big bass that weighed 7.35-pounds.

“I caught that fish on a crankbait in about 6ft of water,” Hayes said.

Finishing fourth, Clayton Shoupe of Newton, AL landed a five-bass limit for 16.34-pounds. Michael Smith of Andalusia, AL rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 16.22-pounds.

In the Co-Angler Division, Bo Washam of Midland, GA won with three bass going 10.76-pounds. He pocketed a check for $950 for his win.

“I was fishing the south end of the lake today flipping a jig. I had six bites and caught six fish,” Washam said.

Taking second for the co-anglers, Emory Walden of Newnan, GA brought in two bass weighing 10.11 pounds that included a 7.53-pound big bass.

“I caught my fish today on a jig. The big bass was in about 3ft-4ft of water. I had the third one on but it came off. Just wasn’t my lucky day,” Walden said.

Jeremiah Hitt of Lutz, FL placed third among the co-anglers with two bass going 7.91-pounds.

“I have no idea where we were but we were in 20ft-25ft of water. I missed one fish but don’t think it would have helped me win,”  Hitt said.

In fourth place among the co-anglers, Robert Enke of Columbus, GA brought in three bass for 7.72-pounds. Donnie Dawson of Brunswick, GA finished in fifth place with two bass for 5.42-pounds.

Slated for March 9th, the next tournament will be held on Lake Hartwell out of Green Pond Facility in Anderson, SC. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2020 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Hartwell in April 2020.

Top 40 Boater Results (Full Results Link)

PLAnglerFishPenaltyBig BassTotalPointsPayout
1Scott Locklear50.006.4222.242505000
2Mitchell L. Jennings50.000.0021.802491000
3Andy Norris50.005.9820.75248700
4Clayton T. Shoupe50.000.0016.34247500
5Michael M. Smith50.000.0016.22246400
6George Haynie50.004.2815.89245380
7Kenny M. Carroll50.000.0014.95244325
8Lee Gissendaner50.005.6614.75243300
9David H. Lowery40.005.6514.74242300
10Steve Dobbs50.003.7312.53241280
11Grant T. Kelly40.006.5712.26240225
12Shane Powell50.000.0012.14239200
13Jimmy Parker30.007.3311.392380
14Tim Howell30.000.0011.162370
15Kim Carver30.005.5410.032360
16Carl AOY-D72 H. Hayes20.007.359.75235640
17Rick E. Chavez20.005.259.522340
18Cole Burdeshaw40.000.009.222330
19Scott Hayes30.000.008.762320
20Michael David Meason50.000.008.502310
21Ronnie Ray20.000.008.012300
22Kip Carter30.000.007.882290
23Patrick J. Brown20.000.006.732280
24Jason T. Wiley40.000.006.602270
25Mark Holloway30.000.006.432260
26Ethan Greene30.000.006.342250
27Joshua M. George20.000.006.052240
28John E. Holder20.000.005.962230
29Mark Succi20.000.005.432220
30Casey Smith20.000.005.382210
31Jay Carter20.000.005.372200
32Ched M. McClure20.000.005.072190
33Randy Smith20.000.004.072180
34Jim C. Windham10.003.293.292170
35Durward Henderson10.003.103.102160
35Scott Huff10.003.103.102160
37Steven Stebo C. McKissack10.002.542.542140
38Bradley S. Durden10.002.482.482130
39Shaun Mulhall10.002.222.222120
40Gerald Bozeman10.001.821.822110


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