Sean Capes Takes the ABA Win for D72 on Oconee


Sean Capes Takes the win for D72 on Oconee

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Sean Capes of Sharpsburg, Ga takes the win on Lake Oconee for the AFT D72 tournament on November 24, 2018. Sean was using a small crankbait on rocks to catch his five-fish limit totaling 10.50-pounds.  Sean took home $579 cash and a first-place trophy for the best sack of the 23 anglers that braved the cold rainy day.

Tim Greene of Loganville, Ga followed closely with four-bass weighing 10.32-pounds, to win $346 and a second-place trophy. Tim secured his sack with a 4.43-pounder.

Tommy Graddy of Commerce, Ga brought five-bass to the scale with a total weight of 10.14-pounds to finish third place. Tommy won $115 and a trophy.

Darren Taylor of Lexington, Ga had a scale weight of 9.83-pounds to take home $86 for fourth place.

It was James Golden of Covington, Ga that won the trophy for Big Bass and $115 cash for a 7.0-pounder!  James said he caught it on a jig.

Congratulations to the Top Ten:

1stSean Capes10.50-lbs
2ndTim Greene10.32-lbs
3rdTommy Graddy10.14-lbs
4thDarren Taylor9.83-lbs
5thJames Golden8.89-lbs
6thAdam Wicks8.79-lbs
7thJoshua George6.49-lbs
8thBarry Stokes6.31-lbs
9thJeff Owenby5.85-lbs
10thJoshua Parrish5.64-lbs

After the awarding of trophies and cash payouts, there were drawings for the anglers present.  Darren Taylor won a $50 gift card to Sugar Creek Marina, and a crisp $50 bill was won by Tim Greene.

Thanks to Danny Taylor for assisting with morning boat checks and weighing fish in the afternoon.

The next tournament for D72 will be December 1, 2018 on Lake Sinclair going out of Dennis Station.
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 or call (256)232-0406.

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