Jason Theis wins 2 Day Championship and AOY DIV 15 on Neuse River
Jason Theis of Hubert, NC won the American Bass Anglers, RAM American Fishing Tour North Carolina East Division 15 2day Championship held August 27th, 2017 on the Neuse River. Running out of Lawson Creek Landing in New Bern, NC Jason brought back a 5-fish limit on day 1 that locked in at 15.20 lbs. On day 2 Jason stayed consistent, and brought in another 5-fish limit that locked in the scales at 16.38 lbs. Jason anchored his second days bag with a 4.56 lb. largemouth, which took big fish for day 2 and overall big fish of the tournament. Jason had a 2day total weight of 31.58 lbs. giving him the win and securing the title of Division 15 Angler of The Year. Jason took home a check for $626 for his 1st place victory, combined with his other winnings, he took home a total of $941.
In second among the competitors, Johnnie Beddard of Ayden, NC, brought back a 5-fish limit on day 1 weighing 10.73 pounds anchoring his bag with a 4.43 largemouth. Day 2 he brought in 2 fish that locked in at 2.84 lbs. Johnnie had day 1 Big Bass weighing in at 4.33 pounds. Johnnie pocketed a check for $256.00 for his placement and $45.00 for day 1 Big Bass. For a total of $301.00
Taking third place, Gary Keim of Emerald Isle, NC, caught 5 bass on day 1 and 3 Bass on day 2 for a total weight of 13.22 pounds.
In fourth place, Chad Conwell of Hookerton, NC, caught 5 bass on day 1 and 4 bass on day 2 for a total weight of 12.62 pounds.
Curtis Leggett of Snow Hill, NC, rounded out the top five competitors with 4 bass on day 1 and 4 bass on day 2 weighing a total of 12.22 pounds.
1. Jason Theis 31.58#
2. Johnnie Beddard 13.57#
3. Gary Keim 13.22#
4. Chad Conwell 12.62#
5. Curtis Leggett 12.22#
The next divisional tournament will be held 9/9/2017 on Tar River in Washington, NC.
I would like to thank our local sponsors for supporting in 2017.
• 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. For more information on American Bass Anglers please visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256)232-0406.
American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, GEICO, Berkley, Abu Garcia, T-H Marine, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Maui Jim, Power Pole, LiT Coolers, Simms, Garmin, Divide-It, and SiriusXM Marine Weather. American Bass Anglers, Inc. can be contacted at (256) 232-0406 or by visiting americanbassanglers.com
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