Johnnie Beddard Wins on Neuse / Trent River
On May 7, 2016 Division 15 held its fifth tournament of the 2016 Ram American Fishing Tour season, out of Lawson Creek Landing in New Bern, NC. Taking first place was Johnnie Beddard of Ayden, NC; he caught five bass weighing 13.85 pounds. Johnnie also had the Big Bass of the tournament weighing in at 4.40 pounds. Johnnie took home a check for $451 for first place, Bass Boat Instant Shine for Capt. Gary’s, $150 for Big Bass, and $98 for the TWT 1st place, all totaling $699. Johnnie caught his fish with a little of everything.
In second among the competitors, Gary Keim of Emerald Isle, NC, caught five bass weighing 12.10 pounds. Gary pocketed a check for $254, Fisherman’s Hand Cleaner for Capt. Gary’s, and 2nd place TWT for $42 all totaling $296.00.
Taking third place, Rip Bass of Spring Hope, NC, caught five bass weighing 10.97 pounds. Rip pocketed a check for $79.
In fourth place, Jeremie Lane of Delco, NC, caught five bass weighing 10.90 pounds. Jeremie received a gift card for $15 form E-Z Bait and Tackle.
Danny Flynn of Bethel, NC, rounded out the top five competitors with five bass weighing 9.22 pounds. All 16 anglers received a gift of bait from Deep Creek Lures.
Johnnie Beddard 10.61 pounds
Gary Keim 12.10 pounds
Rip Bass 10.97 pounds
Jeremie Lane 10.90 pounds
Danny Flynn 9.22 pounds
The next divisional tournament will be held 6/11/2016 on Tar River in Washington, NC.
I would like to thank our local sponsors for supporting us in 2016.
•Deep Creek Lures
•Captain Gary’s Marine Care Products
•E-Z Bait and Tackle
For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Chad Conwell at (252)717-8602 or by email at [email protected]
These anglers are earning valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual Ram American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of the Year Final Round at the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
The Ram 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 Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.
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