Mike Roberson wins the D17 2 Day Championship on The Roanoke River
August 3rd and 4th, 2019, 13 anglers launched from Water Street ramp on the Roanoke River out of Plymouth, NC. Day 1 was cloudy and rainy and day 2 was hot and humid. After 2 days of fishing Mike Roberson from Battleboro, NC took the victory with 2 - 5 fish limits that weighed 26.10 lbs. For the win Mike took home $850 in prize money. Mike Roberson also accumulated the most points in Division 17 and earned the ANGLER OF THE YEAR title for the division. Congratulations Mike.
Second amongst the competitors was Bobby Clark with 2 - 5 fish limits that locked in the scales at 24.16 lbs. For his efforts, he took home $424 in prize money. Bobby also had Day 1 big fish that weighed 4.34 lbs earning him the day 1 big fish pot.
The Day 2 and Biggest Bass of the tournament was caught by Scott McLamb. His fish locked in the scales at 5.82 lbs earning him the day 2 big bass pot. Scott also caught the biggest 5 fish limit of the tournament that weighed 18.94 lbs.
Top 5 finishers:
Mike Roberson 26.10
Bobby Clark 24.16
Eric Lochner 23.17
Joe Lybrand 22.87
Scott McLamb 20.20
The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will be an early bird tournament for the 2020 season on Saturday 14 September 2019 launching from Water Street Landing on the Roanoke River in Plymouth, NC.
For more information on this event or division 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.
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, Optima Batteries and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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