Wilson, NC. – Robin Bowen won the North Carolina East Division 15 event held 3/ 29/ 2014 on Buckhorn Reservoir.
Launching at Buckhorn Ramp near Wilson, NC, the Snow Hill, NC angler caught five bass weighing 20.86 pounds with a 6.62 pound kicker. For the victory, Robin took home a check for $224. Robin caught his fish on crank baits and spinner baits.
In second among the competitors, Brooks Bissette, of Wilson, NC, caught five bass weighing 14.56 pounds with a 3.57 pound kicker. Brooks pocketed a check for $84.
Taking third place, Rip Bass, caught two bass weighing 6.70 pounds with a 3.43 pound kicker. Rip pocketed a $15 gift card from Ez Bait and Tackle of Goldsboro, NC.
Robin Bowen of Snow Hill, NC, won the big bass contest with a 6.62 pound lunker.
In fourth place, Scott Page of Greenville, NC, caught one bass weighing 2.76 pounds.
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 Fish-Off. 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 next divisional tournament will be held 4/12/2014 on Tar River Reservoir near Rocky Mount, NC.
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.