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Poteat Takes the Win on Lake Norman

Chad Poteat of Mt. Airy, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Lake Norman on 8/15/20. Running out of Pinnacle Wildlife Access Area Poteat weighed in five bass weighing 11.20 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.42 lbs. which was the largest bass weighed in by a boater. Poteat took home $2550.00 for his win. 

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Jones Takes Day One of a Double Header on High Rock Lake

Tommy Jones of Salisbury, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on High Rock Lake on 6/20/20.  Running out of Tamarac Marina, Jones weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.94 pounds. He took home a check for $2400.00 for the win.

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Carolina High Rock Lake Double Header

June 15, 2020, Athens, AL. June 20 and 21 ABA and Bass Pro Shops will host a doubleheader weekend on High Rock Lake out of Salisbury, NC. The second and third tournaments for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina Division will be held. Both events will launch from Tamarac Marina, 9120 Bringle Ferry Road Salisbury NC 28146.

Last June, Kevin Chandler of New London, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on High Rock Lake on 6/15/19. Chandler weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 23.00 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.23 pounds.  

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Freeze Wins North Carolina Season Opener On Lake Norman

ATHENS, Al. – Maurice Freeze of Concord, NC, won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on Lake Norman 3/14/20.  Running out of Pinnacle Wildlife Access, Freeze weighed in a five bass limit weighing 12.93 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 5.18 pounds which was the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. Being in the Berkley Cast for Cash program Freeze took home an additional $250.00 from Berkley for a total of $3280.00 for his catch. 

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Chandler Takes the Win on High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Kevin Chandler of New London, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series event held on High Rock Lake on 6/15/19. Running out of Tamarac Marina, Chandler weighed in a five bass limit weighing 23.00 pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.23 pounds.  He took home a check for $2500.00 for the win. 

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Baumgardner Wins $1800 in North Carolina Event on Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – Chris Baumgardner of Gastonia, NC won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina Division tournament, held May 4th on Lake Hickory. Running out of Whittenburg Wildlife Access in Hickory, NC Chris caught five bass weighing 16.55 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Baumgardner took home a check for $1800 for his win.

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Michael Stephens Takes the win on Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – Michael Stephens of Gastonia, North Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina event held on Lake Wylie on 3/9/19. Running out of South Point Landing in Belmont, North Carolina, Stephens weighed in a five bass limit totaling 17.92-pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 5.70-pounds. He took home a check for $2300.00 for the win and an additional $350.00 for the biggest bass weighed in by a boater. 

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North Carolina Heads To Lake Wylie

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on Lake Wylie on 3/9/19.

The competitors will launch from South Point Wildlife access area located at 199 Boat Launch Rd. Belmont North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 6:30 am or safe light on Saturday 3/9/19 with the weigh-in to start at 2:30 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 3/08/2019 local time at the ABA stage trailer at South Point Access with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. 

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Hunter Harwell Wins North Carolina Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – Hunter Harwell of Hickory, North Carolina won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Carolina event held on Lake Norman on 2/1/19. Running out of the Pinnacle Wildlife access in Mooresville North Carolina, Harwell weighed in a five bass limit totaling 12.46-pounds. His limit was anchored by a bass weighing 3.18-pounds. Harwell took home a check for $2600.00 for the win.  

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North Carolina Heads to Lake Norman for Season Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold the season opener on February 2, 2019 on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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Logan wins on Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – Kelly Logan of Morganton North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series North Carolina Division tournament held on June 30th on Lake Hickory. Running out of Wittenberg Wildlife Access in Hickory North Carolina, Logan weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 20.03 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass weighing 5.63 pounds. For the boater division victory, he took home a check for $5000.00.  

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 North Carolina Heads to Lake Hickory

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of The ABA Open Series will hold its fourth event of the season on Lake Hickory in Hickory, North Carolina.

The competitors will launch at Wittenburg Wildlife Access located at 89 Wildlife Access Road Hickory, North Carolina. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:00 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 6/29/2018 with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. To register for this tournament, click here

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Travis Williams Wins On High Rock

ATHENS, Ala. – Travis Williams of Salisbury North Carolina, won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 5/18/2018 on High Rock Lake. Running out of Tamarac Marina in Salisbury North Carolina, Williams weighed in a five-bass limit weighing 21.71 pounds. His catch was anchored by a bass weighing 4.78 pounds. Williams took home a check for $5000.00 for the win.  

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North Carolina Heads To High Rock Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will hold its third event on 5/19/2018 on High Rock Lake. 

In early June of 2017, Steve Sink of Winston Salem, North Carolina won on High Rock Lake. with  21.19 pounds. He anchored his catch with a bass that weighed 6.03 pounds. “I caught probably 10-12 keepers today. I caught a couple shallow and then I moved out to catch the rest. I caught most of them on a Carolina rigged worm.” Said Sink.

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Eric Self Wins on Kerr Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – Eric Self of Lawndale North Carolina won the American Bass Anglers Open Series event held 4/28/2018 on Kerr Lake. Running out of Nutbush Park in Henderson North Carolina, Eric weighed in a five bass limit weighing 16.43 pounds and took home a check for $5000.00.

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