April 26 & 27

Lake Walter F. George (Eufaula)


Members of the Blackshear team are L-R, Dennis Rooks,
Tracy Rooks, Carl Daniel, Mark Goodin, Pie Smith, and
on the far right, Tim Malcolm

Pie Smith Wins Georgia Top 6 Classic
Blackshear Bassmasters team place 3rd overall


Lake Eufaula  April 26 & 27

Eighty-six teams competed Monday and Tuesday for top bass fishing honors in the state. Also each individual had a shot at becoming a member of the Division team by finishing in the top twelve of over 500 competitors.

Smith, a member of the Blackshear Bassmasters 6-man team won the overall event with a total weight of 31.50 lbs.  The Blackshear Bassmasters, lead by Smith, finish third in the overall team standings with a total weight of 65.35 .lbs.

Carl Daniel, another member of the Blackshear team finished high in the individual standings bringing in a total of 14.15 lbs. This gave him a finish in the money with 23rd place out of the 25 paying positions.

Competitors were meet with varying weather conditions at this Top Six with rain on Monday and clear and windy conditions Tuesday.  Smith bought in 16.40 .lbs Monday and 15.10 .lbs Tuesday.  The winning pattern was a white spinner bait thrown at willow bushes in the main lake.  David Smith will now become a member of the Bass Federation Southern Division Team and will go to Kentucky to fish the Ohio River in June at the Southern Divisional Tournament.

Congratulations to David Smith and the Blackshear Bassmasters on a great win during a tough tournament.



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