Bass Found Deep On Bartletts Ferry For Fishers Of Men Tourney

Even with temps starting in the mid 20s, only six boats of 37 didn't weigh in at least one keeper.

Brian Bohanon | February 2, 2022

It was awesome to get our Fishers of Men Georgia South Division season started on Jan. 29. After rescheduling from the prior weekend as a result of COVID and a potential winter storm, it was good to get the season going.

We had a great Friday night with Brent Janney being the speaker. I had a lot of compliments on his talk. On Saturday morning, we started blast off with temps in the mid 20s. Of course the weatherman was wrong again. All week long they were predicting temps in the low 20s. The warmer weather was a relief 🙂

By lunchtime, it had warmed up and the wind died down.

FOM winners at Bartletts Ferry on Jan. 29, 2022 were Darryl Ozley and William Ozley, both of LaGrange.

Darryl Ozly and William Ozly won the tournament with a four-fish limit of 13.32 pounds and had big-bass honors with a 5.93-pounder. Their total winnings were $2,564. Their pattern was fishing docks in the 15-foot depth range.

The tournament took 10 pounds to get in the money with only six boats zeroing.

I caught fish on docks halfway back in the creeks on finesse jigs. When the sun came up, I was catching fish in shallow-water pockets on Chatterbaits.

The full results of Saturday’s tournament can be found on the FOM website.

The next Fishers of Men Georgia South Division tournament is on Lake Eufaula on Feb. 18 out of Lakepoint. This tournament will be on the cutoff weekend for the FOM National Championship on March 10-12 where we will be giving away Bass Cat boats for first and second places.

Tyler Morgan, of Columbus, had a good catch that included a 4.5-lb. shoal bass. Tyler finished in fourth place.

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