Chris Cox wins the NC Central Division 17 Tournament on Tar/Pamlico River

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May 25, 2019, 7 anglers launched from Mason Landing ramp on the Tar River out of Washington, NC.  Only two of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Chris Cox from Greenville, NC took the victory with 14.22 lbs.  For the win, Chris took home $249 in prize money.

Second amongst the competitors was Larry Thomas with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 9.25 lbs.  For his efforts, he took home $94 in prize money.

The Biggest Bass of the tournament was also caught by Chris Cox.  His fish locked in the scales at 4.38 lbs earning him the big bass pot.

Top 5 finishers:

1stChris Cox14.22-lbs
2ndLarry Thomas9.25-lbs
3rdMatthew Oakley8.46-lbs
4thMike Colbert6.97-lbs
5thJohnnie Beddard III5.79-lbs

The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 8 June, 2019 launching from Water Street Ramp on the Roanoke River in Plymouth, NC.

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

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 this fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole.  Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.


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