Parker Takes Co-angler Win at Sinclair
Ronald Parker of Brunswick, GA was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on February 30, 2016 at Lake Sinclair. Parker’s 10.42 pound limit was worth $1600. “We made our first stop in Rooty Creek and I caught my biggest fish in four casts. I got my second fish about 11:00 and my third fish about 1:00. That’s all I caught all day. I was throwing a spinnerbait in the grass and letting it fall at the edge of the grass,” said Parker.
George Haynie of Cordele, GA finished in second place on the co-angler side with 8.89 pounds to win $540. “I caught five fish today and culled two small ones. I was just throwing a small crankbait. We were fishing pockets all day and I just got lucky. That’s all I can say. It was a tough day,” said Haynie.
Kenneth Morrell of Ellabell, GA brought in 8.38 pounds to finish in third place and win $360. “I lost a big one, right off the bat. I caught everything on a Biffle Bug jig with a Strike King Rodent trailer,” said Morrell.
Co-angler Big Bass honors went to Timothy Woods of Midville, GA with a 5.58 pound largemouth bass worth $195 from the Big Bass Pot. Woods caught his Big Bass flipping a dock in the mid-lake area.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. Ronald Parker 10.42 $1600
2. George Haynie 8.89 $540
3. Kenneth Morrell 8.38 $360
4. Buddy Laster 7.83 $252
5. William Whitmire 7.76 $216
There were 43 co-angler entries 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.
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