Rip Bass wins the ABA NC Central Division 17 Tournament on the Roanoke River

Thanks to all the anglers that came out on a cold and super windy day and fished the ABA Division 17 tournament on the Roanoke River.  I don’t think I have ever seen 2 to 3 foot rollers at the ramp like we had Saturday.  

March 20, 2021, 15 anglers launched from the Water Street Ramp on the Roanoke River out of Plymouth, NC.  Six anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Rip Bass from Spring Hope, NC took the victory with 20.57 lbs.  For the win Rip took home $432 in prize money.  Rip said he caught his fish down river on crankbaits.  Rip also had BIG FISH of the tournament with a 7.82 lb kicker.  Congratulations Rip!

Second place gave Rip a run for his money.  Matthew Oakley from Farmville, NC had a 5 fish limit that locked in the scales at 19.93 lbs.  Matthew had a 7.09 lb kicker.  Matthew said he caught his fish up river.   For his efforts he took home $223 in prize money.    

Third place in the tournament went to Shawn Keene from Jacksonville, NC with a 5 fish limit weighing 14.54 lbs.

Top 5 finishers:

    Name                         Weight
    Rip Bass                        20.57
    Matthew Oakley            19.93
    Shawn Keene                14.54
    Kevin Gunn                    13.82
    Wayne Harris                 12.84


The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 3 April, 2021 launching from Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC on the Roanoke River.  

For more information on this event or division please contact local director, Mike Colbert at - Home: (252) 223-2325, Cell: (252) 725-1504 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT Championship.  In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.

The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler.  All anglers fish for both money and points.  The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship.

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