Virginia Division Heads to Lake Gaston
ATHENS, Ala. – The Virginia Division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on Lake Gaston on 3/23/19.
The competitors will launch from Holly Grove Marina located at 8826 Hwy 903 Bracey, Virginia. Anglers will begin fishing at 7:15 am or safe light on Saturday 3/23/19 with the weigh-in to start at 3:30 pm. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Friday 3/22/19 local time at the ABA stage trailer at Holly Grove Marina, with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 p.m.
To register for this tournament, click HERE
To enter, anglers fishing the boater division pay $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 3/22/19 ABA stage trailer, located at Holly Grove Marina.
Registration is from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm with the pairings meeting to follow at 7:00 pm.
Limit: 5bass for the boaters/ 3 bass for the co-anglers
Size limit: You may have two bass between 12-14 inches with the remainder of your catch being at least 14 inches in length.
Take off: 7:15 am or safe light
Weigh in 3:30 pm
Time zone: Eastern
All anglers must have a valid Virginia OR 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 256-497-0967 Friday 3/22/19
To confirm you are fishing the event.
Tournament Manager: Rodney Michael 256-497-0967
Email: [email protected]
Call 256-232-0406 for more information or to register for this event.
Host Triton Dealer:
2615 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Sanford, NC 27332919-775-7259
Bass Pro Shops
801 Bass Pro Lane
Cary, NC 27513
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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