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June 13, 2020, 9 anglers launched from Tranters Creek Ramp on the Tar River out of Washington, NC.  Six anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed David Sasser from Sneads Ferry, NC took the victory with 12.64 lbs.  For the win David took home $313 in prize money.  David said he went down to the Pamilico around Chocowinity Bay and fished a combination of lures to include Sinkos and frogs to catch his fish.  Congratulations David!

Second amongst the competitors was Danny Flynn from Bethel, NC with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 9.80 lbs.  For his efforts he took home $128 in prize money.  Danny said he caught his fish down river on frogs.

Third place went to Mike Colbert from Newport, NC.  Mike had a 5 fish limit that weighed 9.53 lbs.  Mike only went a couple miles from the ramp and also caught his fish on frogs.

The Biggest Bass of the tournament was also caught by David Sasser.  His fish locked in the scales at 4.62 lbs earning him the big bass pot.

Top 5 finishers:

Name                  Weight
David Sasser            12.64
Danny Flynn               9.80
Mike Colbert               9.53
Nathaniel Drayton      8.93
Larry Thomas            8.43

The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 27 June, 2020 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

These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional Angler of the Year (AOY) title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers (ABA) Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) Angler of The Year (AOY) Final Round at the BPSFT National 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 U.S. are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour (BPSFT) National Championship.

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, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, Monster Energy, and Power-Pole.
Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.


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