Mike Colbert wins ABA on the Tar/Pamlico River Oct 10, 2018

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Mike Colbert wins on the Tar/Pamlico River

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Mike Colbert, of Newport, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Tar/Pamlico River.  This was an early bird tournament for the 2019 season.  The event was held on the Tar/Pamlico River on 6 October 2018, launching out of Tranters Creek Ramp in Washington, North Carolina.  Mike weighed-in 5 bass weighing 13.68-lbs just barely edging out Steve Leffingwell of Jacksonville, NC, who took 2nd place with 13.62-lbs.  Mike said he caught most of his fish in the oxbow across the river from the mouth of Bear Creek, about a half a mile from the ramp.  Mike caught his fish on soft plastic creature baits.  Mike also took big fish honors with a bass weight 5.08-lbs.

Top Five

1stMike Colbert13.68 lbs
2ndSteve Leffingwell13.62 lbs
3rdBobby Clark11.68 lbs
4thBill Coward11.42 lbs
5thDanny Flynn  9.92 lbs

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Colbert at (252)223-2325.

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

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

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