Michael Hobbs wins on the Chowan River
July 18, 2020, 13 anglers launched from Shoups Landing (Hwy 13 Bridge) on the Chowan River out of Winton, NC. Only four anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Michael Hobbs from Gaston, NC took the victory with 11.82 lbs. For the win Nathaniel took home $425 in prize money. Michael said he ran up river and didn’t do very well so he ran back down to the lower part of the Chowan caught his fish cranking. Congratulations Michael!
Second amongst the competitors was Ricky West from Rock Mount, NC with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 11.31 lbs. For his efforts he took home $153 in prize money. Ricky said he ran down river a short distance and caught his fish on soft plastics. Ricky also had big bass of the tournament. His fish locked in the scales at 4.58 lbs.
Top 5 finishers:
1 Michael Hobbs 11.82-lbs 2 Rick West 11.31-lbs 3 Mike Roberson 10.73-lbs 4 Bryan Poovey 10.27-lbs 5 Kenneth Stivason 7.73-lbs
The next tournament in the ABA, Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 1 August, 2020 launching from Water St. Landing Plymouth, NC on the Roanoke River.
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.
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 all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com
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