Chase Theis Take the win on the Roanoke River
Thanks to all the anglers that came out and fished the ABA Division 17 tournament on the Roanoke River this past weekend. It was a great day on the water and a very tight race to 1st place.
June 19, 2021, 27 anglers launched from the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, NC on the Roanoke River. Twenty of those anglers brought back five-fish limits to the scales, but when the scales closed Chase Theis from Hubert, NC took the victory with 20.73 lbs (WOW). Chase had a very nice 5.88 lb kicker but not quite big enough for Big Fish (wait for it). For the win Chase took home $660 in prize money. Congratulations Chase!
Second place was Chris Minton from Robersonville, NC. Chris had a 5 fish limit that locked in the scales at 20.57 lbs. For his efforts, Chris took home $404 in prize money. Chris also had a VERY nice kicker that weighed 7.14 lbs but again not quite big enough for Big Fish (wait for it).
Third place in the tournament went to Josh Brown from Pikesville, NC with a 5 fish limit that weighed 20.39 lbs. Josh received a payout of $144. Here it comes - Josh had a giant kicker that was also BIG FISH of the tournament weighing a whopping 8.7 lbs. Needless to say Josh also took home the BIG FISH pot.
Fourth place went to Mike Colbert of Newpot, NC with a 5 fish limit that weighed 17.14lbs. Mike took home $115 in prize money. Mike had a measly 5.52 lb kicker.
Fifth place, or 1st place out of the money was Bryan Poovey. Bryan received a sample pack of Dr Scotts Tungsten Weights provide by Scott McLamb. I have not been able to find Tungsten weights cheaper anywhere. Available at ebay.com/str/therefinedrebel. You can see posts and find out more about Dr Scotts product on Facebook.com/Dr Scotts.
Top 5 finishers:
Chase Theis 20.73
Chris Minton 20.57
Josh Brown 20.39
Mike Colbert 17.14
Bryan Poovey 15.52
The next tournament in the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, NC Central, Division 17 will take place on Saturday, 10 July, 2021 launching from Shoup’s Landing (Hwy 13 Bridge), in Winton, NC on the Chowan 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 accrue valuable points toward the Divisional Angler of the Year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship. In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day Bass Pro AFT National Championship tournament at Kerr Reservoir Virginia in October.
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Angers and the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour, the Bass Pro Shops Open Series, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tournament or the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
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