North Carolina Heads to Lake Norman for Season Opener

ATHENS, Ala. – The North Carolina Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold the season opener on February 2, 2019 on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The competitors will launch from Pinnacle Access on NC 150 in Mooresville, North Carolina. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:00 am or safe light on Saturday February 2nd 2019. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 2/01/2019 local time at the ABA stage trailer at the Pinnacle Access area, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m. To register for this tournament, visit us online at www.americanbassanglers.com or call 256-232-0406.

To enter, anglers fishing the boater division pays $210.00 with co-anglers paying $105.00 per event. The payout for all events will be based on the number of entries. For one day divisional events $5000.00 will be paid to the winning boater based on a minimum of 60 boats. As the field increases the payout also increases. For each 2-day area championship $10,000.00 will be paid to the winning boater based on a minimum of 100 boats and $5000.00 paid to the winning co-angler based on 100 boats. 

 
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and Bass Pro Shops Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Marine, Berkley and Power Pole. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.

 Pre-Event Meeting date and location:
Friday 2/01/219 at Pinnacle Access.
Registration is from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. 

Tournament Information:
Limit: 5
bass for the boaters/ 3 bass for the co-anglers
Size limit: You may have two 
bass between 12-14 inches in length. The remainder of your creel must be at least 14 inches in length.
Take off: 7:00 am. or safe light
Weigh in 3:00 pm
Time zone: Eastern

All anglers must have a valid North Carolina fishing license in your possession. All boaters must have a minimum of $100,000.00 liability insurance in your possession for the boat you are operating.

Anglers holding a Freedom Pass must text or call 256-497-0967 Friday 2/1/2019
To confirm you are fishing the event. 

Host:
TBD
Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael 256-497-0967
Email: [email protected]
Call 256-232-0406 for more information or to register for this event. 

Host Hotel:
TBD

Host Triton Dealer:
Carolina Coach and Marine
3300 Centennial Blvd. Claremont, NC 28610 
800-305-9045

Bass Pro Shops:
8181 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-2200                   

For more information on this tournament, call Rodney Michael tournament manager, at 256-497-0967 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Motorguide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Maui Jim, Power Pole and Optima Batteries. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc. PO box 475 Athens, AL. 35612. Phone (256) 232-0406.
                                              

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