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Dillard Wins $5000 Payday at Lake Sinclair

Van Dillard of Eatonton, GA won the Georgia Division Ram Truck Open Series event at Lake Sinclair on February 27, 2016. Dillard brought in a 17.88 pound bag of Lake Sinclair bass to win $5000. “The bite was better in the morning. I fished the mid-lake area all day and caught them on a jig and a Chatterbait. I was mostly targeting wood in the backs of pockets, very shallow,” said Dillard.

Carl Hayes of Sharpsburg, GA finished in second place with 17.47 pounds at the Sinclair event winning $1445. “I caught my fish today in staging areas. It has taken me a month to figure out just what these fish are doing, but today was a special day. I caught fish doing everything; flipping docks, throwing a spinnerbait in grass, and cranking rock. It just didn’t seem to make a difference what did. I probably caught four limits of fish today and had my first limit by nine o’clock or so,” said Hayes.

Third place at the Sinclair event went to Todd Lowe of Greensboro, GA with 16.64 pounds winning $963. “I fished the mid-lake area. I went cranking first thing, just to get a limit and let the sun get up on the grass beds. About 9:30, I picked up a Chatterbait and started hitting grass beds,” said Lowe.

Mike Blackshear of Macon, GA caught the 7.24 pound Boater Big Bass of the event to win $660 from the Big Bass Pot. Blackshear caught his lunker using a plastic lizard while fishing a seawall.

Top Five Boaters:

1. Van Dillard  17.88  $5000  

2. Cal Hayes  17.47  $1445

3. Todd Lowe  16.64  $963

4. Matt Henry  15.38  $674

5. Patrick Fisher  15.19  $578

There were 70 boaters registered for this Ram Truck Open Series event.

Complete results can be found at this link

Year to date points standing for the Georgia division can be found at this link.

For more info on the Georgia division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Billy Benedetti, at (256) 230-5632. The next event in this division is on April 30, 2016 at Lake Eufaula.

Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.

Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Trucks Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Odyssey Batteries, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Dr. Dan's, Garmin, Simms Bass, and North American Fisherman.  American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com. 

 

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