Mansfield resident wins pro bass fishing tournament

Mansfield resident wins pro bass fishing tournament
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A Mansfield fisherman was the winner and three other area residents finished in the top 10 Saturday in two Major League Fishing (MLF) affiliated tournaments on Lake Sinclair.

Aaron Batson of Mansfield was the top finisher in the Boater group of the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine tournament by catching five bass weighing 20 pounds even. Batson earned $5,057 for his victory, according to Major League Fishing.

Larry Cason of Newborn caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 7 ounces, to finish eighth in the Boater Group and earn $758.

In the Strike King Co-Angler group, Donald Peppers of Good Hope finished sixth and Chandler White of Covington finished seventh.

Peppers caught five bass weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and won $464. White caught five bass weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces and earned $421.

The tournaments were the second event of the season for the Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division. 

Batson said, “I started out fishing water willow,…

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