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North Carolina Central
Tournament Director
Mike Colbert
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Division 17 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Rick West 7 35 1142
2 Michael Colbert 10 31 1130
3 Miles Hair 5 18 979
4 Chris Dowtin 5 8 845
5 Mike Roberson 6 27 768
6 Bryan Poovey 4 17 757
7 Phillip Gibson Jr 3 13 576
8 Bobby Clark 2 15 564
9 Joe Lybrand 2 10 563
10 James Johnson 3 10 445
11 Lawrence Thomas 3 10 441
12 Danny Flynn 3 10 439
13 Matthew Oakley 3 9 431
14 Gary Keim 3 10 429
15 Joseph Skinner 3 8 425
16 David Grantham 3 3 420
17 Dennis Langston 2 10 384
18 Rip Bass 2 9 377
19 Bobby Davis 2 9 376
20 Joe H. Varnell 2 5 248
21 Randy VanHorn 2 5 245
22 Johnny Jones 2 5 242
23 Kevin Ross 2 4 239
24 Reid Flade 2 2 238
25 Bill Turner 2 3 237
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Previous Season (2018)

 

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Division News


R. V. Mann Jr. wins on Lake Gaston


R. V. Mann Jr., of Whitkers, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston.  The event was held on Lake Gaston on 17 November 2018, launching out of Salmon Landing (Little Stonehouse Creek) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina.  It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 55 in the afternoon.

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Trey Nanney Wins on the Roanoke River

Trey Nanney, of Wilson, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 3 November 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Trey caught 5 bass weighing 19.38-lbs.  Trey said he fished a creek down river and caught his fish on spinnerbaits.  Trey also had big fish of the tournament with a 5.08-lb kicker.  

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Mike Colbert wins on the Tar/Pamlico River

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.

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D17 RESCHEDULES ROANOKE TOURNAMENT FROM 9/22/18 FOR 11/3/18

For the safety of all our anglers, the North Carolina Central AFT D17 Tournament on the Roanoke River scheduled for this next weekend September 22nd has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The tournament has been rescheduled for November 3rd out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC.

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Mike Colbert at (252)725-1504

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American Fishing Tour NC Division 17 Event Rescheduled

For the safety of all our anglers, the North Carolina Central AFT D17 Tournament on the Roanoke River scheduled for this next weekend September 22nd has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. The tournament has been rescheduled for November 3rd out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC.

For more information on this Division, event or any future event please contact Mike Colbert at (252)725-1504

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Bobby Clark Wins D17, 2 Day Championship on Chowan River

Bobby Clark, of MacClesfield, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central 2 Day Championship on the Chowan River.  The event was held on 4 and 5 August, 2018 launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.   Bobby Clark caught a 2-day total of 23.86-lbs to win the Championship. Bobby said he caught his fish on crankbaits and worms and moved around a lot both days.  Congratulation Bobby!  

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Bobby Clark Wins on Chowan River

Bobby Clark, of MacClesfield, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on Chowan on 21 July 2018, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.  It was a wet rainy day from start to finish with the river super high and the water way back in the woods.  But Bobby Clark figured out the pattern by catching an impressive limit of fish.  Bobby caught 5 bass weighing 16.85 lbs.  Bobby said he caught his fish on crank baits down river.  Congratulation Bobby.  Mike Roberson of Battleboro, NC took 2nd place honors with 14.48 lbs and had big fish of the tournament with a huge 7.19 pounder.   

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James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 16 June 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 19.80 lbs.  James said he ran out across the Bay and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.  James also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.99 Kicker.  Congratulation James. 

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Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River

Danny Flynn, of Bethel, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 12 May 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Danny caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 21.09 lbs.  Danny said he ran to the Cashie River and caught his fish on worms.  Congratulation Danny.  Danny also had big fish of the tournament with a nice 7.17 kicker.  

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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Division 17, North Carolina Central’s Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with another 1st Place win during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Chowan River on the 28th of April.

Launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina. Mike caught 5 bass weighing 15.55 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on worms down river.  This is Mike’s third win in a row on the Chowan in Division 17. 

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Rip Bass wins on Lake Gaston

ATHENS, Ala. – Rip Bass, of Spring Hope, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held April 14th, on Lake Gaston.

Rip caught 5 bass weighing 10.50 lbs. Rip reported catching his fish on a chatter baits. Melvin Jiggetts of Courtland, VA brought in the biggest bass of 3.18 lbs.

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Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River

ATHENS, Ala. – Larry Thomas, of Washington, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held March 31st, on the Roanoke River.

Larry caught 5 bass weighing a 19.02 lbs with a nice kicker weighing 7.13 lbs which was also big fish for the tournament. Larry reported he caught his fish along the main river below the Highway 45 Bridge.

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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on Chowan on 10 March 2018, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.    Mike caught 5 bass weighing 21.46 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on crank baits down river.  Mike also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.96 kicker. 

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Chris Bishop wins on Lake Gaston


Chris Bishop, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston.  The event was held on Lake Gaston on 18 November 2017, launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp (Salmon Landing) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina.  It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 63 with strong winds in the afternoon.  Chris caught 4 bass weighing 12.60 lbs.  Chris also had big fish of the tournament with a hefty 4.94 kicker.  He said he caught his fish on the lower half of the lake on jigs, fishing mostly boat docks.  Congratulation Chris.  

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Mike Roberson Takes the Win On the Chowan River

Mike Roberson of Battleboro, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina Central Division 17 tournament held September 16th, 2017 on the Chowan River.  Running out of Shoups Landing in Winton, NC Mike brought in a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 14.36 pounds.  Mike reports that he ran to Pembroke Creek, and caught his fish on top water. Mike also claimed Big fish honors for the tournament with a 4.75 pounder.  He took home $249 for his first-place finish.

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