Gary Keim wins on the Chowan River
April 27, 2019, 10 anglers launched from Shoups Landing on the Chowan River out of Winton, NC. After a tough day of high water and high winds only one of those anglers brought back a five-fish limit to the scales and when the scales closed Gary Keim from Emerald Isle, NC took the victory with 16.08 lbs. Gary said he caught his fish shallow on a frog. For the win, Gary took home $337 in prize money. Gary also had big bass of the tournament with a nice 4.54-pound kicker and earned the big bass pot.
Second amongst the competitors was Miles Hair with 4 fish that locked in the scales at 8.64. Mile said he caught his fish at the mouth of creeks fishing crankbaits. For his efforts, he took home $153 in prize money.
Top 4 finishers:
1st Gary Keim 16.08-lbs 2nd Miles Hair 8.64-lbs 3rd Ricky West 7.41-lbs 4th Andrew Skinner 3.62-lbs
The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 11 May 2019 on the Roanoke River launching from Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC.
For more information on this event or division 17 please contact local director, Mike Colbert at - Home: (252) 223-2325, Cell: (252) 725-1504 or visit www.americanbassanglers.com
These anglers earn valuable points toward the divisional angler of the year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers BPSFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the BPSFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, BPSFT National Championship tournament.
The Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All anglers fish for both money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour National Championship this fall on Lake Eufaula, AL.
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Ezerski takes the win on Potomac River
August 4th, 2019, Smallwood State Park, MD. Shawn Ezerski of Mt Airey, MD won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Maryland Division 11 Two Day Divisional Championship tournament presented by American Bass Anglers. Running out of Smallwood State Park near Marbury, Maryland Shawn brought back five-fish on day one that locked in the scales at 9.97 pounds and three fish on day two at 12.08 pounds for a total two-day limit of 22.05 pounds anchored by a 4.72-pound kicker.
Kentucky Lake Division August 4, 2019
The ABA Bass Pro Shops Couples Tour, Kentucky Lake Division completed their final tournament of 2019 this Sunday. The weather was nearly perfect right up to the weigh-in, at which time Mother Nature dropped high winds and heavy rains for about an hour. Fifteen teams participated today out of the Big Bear ramp. Teams fought a very tough bite all day. A total of 23 bass were brought to the scales for a combined weight of 64.98 pounds. We paid out a total of $1,275.
T-H MARINE INTRODUCES REDESIGNED HYDRAULIC STEERING LOCK
Huntsville, AL – August 6, 2019 – T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the complete redesign and reintroduction of their STEER STOP® Outboard Hydraulic Steering Lock. Using two stabilizer clips that attach to an outboard motor's hydraulic steering rams, STEER STOP® works by keeping the engine centered and preventing damage that occurs when a motor swings left and right during transport. The new and improved STEER STOP® is now available online and will also be available through a variety of retailers.
“The original STEER STOP® paved the way, but it was time to make improvements so it could be even more reliable, more durable, and easier to use,” said T-H Marine President and CEO, Jeff Huntley. “Now boaters will notice several ways the new STEER STOP® stands apart from imitation and performs better than any other hydraulic steering lock on the market.”
Davis and Butler win a new Triton boat on Lake Guntersville
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 the ABA Triton 100% Plus Team Tour held its second tournament of the regular season that launched from Goosepond Bait and Tackle on Lake Guntersville located in Scottsboro, AL. Eighty-three teams went head to head, on a sunny but windy day, to try and win the 2019 Triton 17TX powered by a 60HP Mercury four-stroke with Garmin Echo-map plus 93SV valued at 20K. With a massive six-and-a-half-pound lead over 2nd place, Seth Davis and Brent Butler took the victory weighing in 5 fish for a whopping weight of 29.69 pounds.