Andrew Skinner Takes the win on the Chowan River
Thanks to all the anglers that came out and fished the ABA Division 17 tournament on the Chowan River this past weekend. It was a hot day on the water and tough fishing for a lot of angler due to the water still being high from the tropical storm that went through a couple days earlier.
July 10, 2021, 21 anglers launched from Shoups Landing in Winton, NC on the Chowan River. Ten of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Andrew Skinner from Greenville, NC took the victory with 16.60 lbs. Andrew said he caught his fish down river on Top Water and Soft Plastics. For the win Chase took home $539 in prize money. Great Job Andrew!
Second place was Bryan Poovey from Corapeake, NC. Bryan only had a 4 fish limit but those 4 fish locked in the scales at 12.34 lbs. For his efforts, Bryan took home $317 in prize money. Bryan also had BIG FISH of the tournament with a nice 6.51 lbs Kicker. Bryan said he moved around and caught fish up river then moved down river and caught the big fish. Bryan said he was throwing top water.
Third place in the tournament went to Scott Stephenson from South Prince George, VA with a 5 fish limit that weighed 12.08 lbs. Scott received a payout of $101 for his efforts.
Fourth place went to Chase Theis of Hubert, NC with a 5 fish limit that weighed 11.85 lbs. Chase took home $72 in prize money. Chase said he ran out of the Chowan and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.
Top 5 finishers:
Andrew Skinner 16.60
Bryan Poovey 12.34
Scott Stephenson 12.08
Chase Theis 11.85
Ron Burt 11.40
The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 24 July, 2021 on the Roanoke River launching from Water Street Ramp 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.
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