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Tournament Reports – April 2022

Brad Gill | March 30, 2022

Beaver Wins $18,500 On Eufaula

Rodger Beaver Jr. won the first event of a second season in the American Bass Anglers Top 150 Solo Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, when the Southeast Division opened the competition at Lake Eufaula, Ala. on March 4-5.

Rodger Beaver Jr., of Dawson, won $18,500 at Eufaula.

Launching at Lakepoint Resort State Park near the town of Eufaula, Ala. for the two-day event, Beaver swapped standings with Day 1 leader Tony Couch. Fishing consistently, Beaver landed a two-day tournament limit of 10 bass weighing 35.51 pounds. Beaver banked $18,500 for the win.

On the first day, the Dawson angler held third place with five bass at 17.55 pounds. He caught most of his fish on a 1.5-oz. spinnerbait. He fished deep honey holes around brush and hard, rocky ridges most of the day. Then, he switched to punching mats, but lost a good fish that might have elevated him into second place on Day 1. Soon after, he caught a 4-pounder in Cowikee Creek, somewhat easing the loss of the bigger fish.

On the final day of the tournament, Beaver added 17.96 pounds with a 4.86 kicker for the victory. He still caught all except one fish offshore. He returned to his deep brushy and rocky spots and threw that big spinnerbait again. This time, however, he observed something with his Garmin electronics that he couldn’t possibly learn otherwise.

“The Garmin LiveScope brings things to light,” Beaver said. “On the second day, when I’d bring a spinnerbait up to whatever structure I was fishing, it would spook the fish. When I saw what was happening on the Garmin Livescope, I swapped to a big Texas-rigged Brush Hog and started catching fish. That Garmin is amazing. I caught one weigh fish by punching the vegetation.”


Bowynn Brown and Shane Dill won the Feb. 26 Georgia B.A.S.S. Nation event on Lake Seminole. All photos from the tournament were taken by Hazel Cromer. Her photos are at https://hazelcromer.smugmug.com/GA-BASS-NATION-2020-21/Seminole-Feb-26-2022.


Mike Cleveland had big fish at the March 5 Berry’s event on Sinclair.


Table 1      
Date Trail Lake—Ramp Contact No.
3/26 ABA-AFT Division 35 Blue Ridge, Lakewood Landing 470.406.0727
3/26 ABA Couples Division 2 Oconee, Old Salem 770.318.3610
3/26 Fishers of Men, Ga. South Seminole, Big Jim’s 770.241.0085
3/26 Georgia Bass Nation Oconee, Sugar Creek 770.206.0120
3/26 Reel Money Seminole, Big Jim’s 229.416.5661
3/26 Scott Woodruff Heart Eufaula, Lakepoint 334.355.5057
3/27 ABA-AFT Division 72 Sinclair, Dennis Station 770.365.4795
3/27 ABA-AFT Division 74 Blackshear, Mega Ramp 478.808.9701
3/27 ABA-AFT Division 99 West Point, Highland Marina 404.862.4233
3/27 Reel Money Tired Creek, State Park Ramp 229.416.5661
4/02 ABA-AFT Division 76 Jackson, Berry’s 678.207.7068
4/02 ABA-AFT Division 125 Lanier, War Hill Park 706.263.2137
4/02 Berry’s Sinclair, Dennis Station 770.787.6179
4/09 ABA-AFT Division 72 Oconee, Sugar Creek Marina 770.365.4795
4/09 FOM, Ga. West Legacy West Point, Glass Bridge 706.975.9812
4/09 Georgia Bass Nation Lanier, Laurel Park 770.206.0120
4/09 MLF, Savannah River Hartwell, Green Pond Landing 270.252.1000
4/10 ABA-AFT Division 74 Blackshear, Mega Ramp 478.808.9701
4/10 ABA-AFT Division 99 West Point, Highland Marina 404.862.4233
4/10 Reel Money Eufaula, Chewalla 334.714.5417
4/16 ABA Couples Division 2 Oconee, Sugar Creek 770.318.3610
4/16 ABA Open Series Sinclair, Dennis Station 256.230.5632
4/16 Fishers of Men, Ga. North Lanier, Little Hall Park 678.800.3753
4/16 Fishers of Men, Blue Ridge Lanier, Charleston Park 404.360.2291
4/16 Reel Money Blackshear, Veteran’s 229.416.5661
4/17 Reel Money Tired Creek, State Park Ramp 229.416.5661
4/21 - 4/23 NPFL Hartwell, Green Pond 850.496.3348
4/23 ABA-AFT Division 35 Chatuge, Gibson Cove 470.406.0727
4/23 ABA Couples Division 2 Sinclair, Big Ed’s 770.318.3610
4/23 Berry’s Oconee, Sugar Creek 770.787.6179
4/23 Fishers of Men, Ga. South West Point, Highland Marina 770.241.0085
4/23 FOM, Ga. North Legacy Lanier, Two Mile Creek Park 678.800.3753
4/23 - 4/24 ABA-AFT Division 76 Jackson, Berry’s 678.207.7068
4/23 - 4/24 ABA Couples Division 5 Lanier, Balus Creek Park 678.910.1238
4/23 - 4/24 Skeeter Bass Challenge Lanier, Laurel Park 770.945.0316
4/24 ABA-AFT Division 74 Sinclair, Dennis Station 478.808.9701
4/30 ABA-AFT Division 125 Carters, Dam 706.263.2137
4/30 MLF, Savannah River Hartwell, Tugaloo State Park 270.252.1000
4/30 David Melton Memorial Jackson, Berry’s 470.497.9180

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