Wilton Rogerson wins on Lake Gaston

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April 13, 2019, Division 17 anglers launched from Salmon Landing on Lake Gaston out of Littleton, NC.  Seven of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Wilton Rogerson from Roanoke Rapids, NC took the victory with 17.16 lbs.  For the win, Wilton took home $376 in prize money.

Second amongst the competitors was Rip Bass with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 13.64.  Rip said he caught most his fish up the lake.  For his efforts, he took home $163 in prize money.

The Biggest Bass of the tournament was also caught by Wilton Rogerson.  His fish locked in the scales at 5.03 lbs earning him the big bass pot.

Top 5 finishers:

Name            Weight
Wilton Rogerson    17.16
Rip Bass        13.64
Tom Warner        13.15
R.V. Mann Jr        11.23
James Johnson        10.41

The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 27 April 2019 launching from Shoup’s Landing (Highway 13 Bridge) on the Chowan River.

For more information on this event or division 17, please contact the 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. Also, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour 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.

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