Matthew Oakley wins the D17 Tournament on the Roanoke River
August 1, 2020, 21 anglers launched from the Water Street Ramp on the Roanoke River out of Plymouth, NC. Eight anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Matthew Oakley from Farmville, NC took the victory with 14.21 lbs. For the win Matthew took home $539 in prize money. Matthew said he caught his fish early on a frog close to the ramp and when that shut down he caught fish on a jig. He said he caught everything by 10:30. Congratulations Matthew!
Second amongst the competitors was Mike Roberson from Battleboro, NC with 5 fish that locked in the scales at 14.16 lbs. For his efforts he took home $317 in prize money. Mike said he caught 5 keeps in the Roanoke and then ran to the Chowan and culled all his fish with better fish. Great job Mike!
Third place went to Danny Flynn with 13.94 lbs who won $101 for his efforts and fourth place went to Rick West with 13.34, he earned $72. Great job Danny and Rick!
There was a tie for Big Bass of the tournament between Mike Roberson and Mike Colbert, they both weighed in a nice 4.58 lb fish and they split the big fish pot.
Top 5 finishers:
1 Matthew Oakley 14.21-lbs 2 Mike Roberson 14.16-lbs 3 Dann Flynn 13.94-lbs 4 Ricky West 13.34-lbs 5 Chase Theis 11.74-lbs
The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will be the 2 Day Championship and will take place on Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 August, 2020 launching from Water Street Ramp 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.
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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