American Fishing Tour Division 17

North Carolina Central - 17

Director: Mike Colbert
Phone: 252-223-2325

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Entry Fees: Divisional One Day: $70
Divisional Championship: $140
National Championship: $170

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
09/16/2017
Chowan Hwy 13 (Sloups Landing)
11/18/2017
Lake Gaston Stonehouse (Salmon Landing)
03/10/2018
Chowan Hwy 13 (Sloups Landing)
03/31/2018
Roanoke Water Street
04/14/2018
Lake Gaston Stonehouse (Salmon Landing)
04/28/2018
Chowan Hwy 13 (Sloups Landing)
05/12/2018
Roanoke River Water Street
06/16/2018
Roanoke River Water Street
07/21/2018
Chowan Hwy 13 (Sloups Landing)
08/04/2018
08/05/2018
Chowan Hwy 13 (Sloups Landing)
Division News

James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 16 June 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 19.80 lbs.  James said he ran out across the Bay and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.  James also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.99 Kicker.  Congratulation James. 


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Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River

Danny Flynn, of Bethel, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 12 May 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Danny caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 21.09 lbs.  Danny said he ran to the Cashie River and caught his fish on worms.  Congratulation Danny.  Danny also had big fish of the tournament with a nice 7.17 kicker.  


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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Division 17, North Carolina Central’s Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with another 1st Place win during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Chowan River on the 28th of April.

Launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina. Mike caught 5 bass weighing 15.55 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on worms down river.  This is Mike’s third win in a row on the Chowan in Division 17. 


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Rip Bass wins on Lake Gaston

ATHENS, Ala. – Rip Bass, of Spring Hope, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held April 14th, on Lake Gaston.

Rip caught 5 bass weighing 10.50 lbs. Rip reported catching his fish on a chatter baits. Melvin Jiggetts of Courtland, VA brought in the biggest bass of 3.18 lbs.


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Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River

ATHENS, Ala. – Larry Thomas, of Washington, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held March 31st, on the Roanoke River.

Larry caught 5 bass weighing a 19.02 lbs with a nice kicker weighing 7.13 lbs which was also big fish for the tournament. Larry reported he caught his fish along the main river below the Highway 45 Bridge.


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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on Chowan on 10 March 2018, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.    Mike caught 5 bass weighing 21.46 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on crank baits down river.  Mike also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.96 kicker. 


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Chris Bishop wins on Lake Gaston


Chris Bishop, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston.  The event was held on Lake Gaston on 18 November 2017, launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp (Salmon Landing) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina.  It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 63 with strong winds in the afternoon.  Chris caught 4 bass weighing 12.60 lbs.  Chris also had big fish of the tournament with a hefty 4.94 kicker.  He said he caught his fish on the lower half of the lake on jigs, fishing mostly boat docks.  Congratulation Chris.  


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Mike Roberson Takes the Win On the Chowan River

Mike Roberson of Battleboro, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina Central Division 17 tournament held September 16th, 2017 on the Chowan River.  Running out of Shoups Landing in Winton, NC Mike brought in a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 14.36 pounds.  Mike reports that he ran to Pembroke Creek, and caught his fish on top water. Mike also claimed Big fish honors for the tournament with a 4.75 pounder.  He took home $249 for his first-place finish.


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Rick West Wins the Two Day Championship on the Roanoke River

Rick West, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 17, North Carolina Central 2-day Championship Tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke River on 5 & 6 August, 2017, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.


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James Johnson wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, North Carolina won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, North Carolina Central Division 17 tournament.  The event was held on the Roanoke River on 29 July 2017, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 14.96 lbs.


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Randy VanHorn Wins on Chowan River

Randy VanHorn, of Williamston, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on 8 July 2017, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.  Randy caught 5 bass weighing 12.03 lbs.  Randy said he caught his fish down river.  Congratulation Randy.  Rick West had big fish of the tournament with a 3.89 pounder.      


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Ricky West Wins on Pamlico River

Ricky West, of Rocky Mount, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Pamlico River


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Phillip Gibson Jr. Wins on Roanoke River

Phillip Gibson Jr. of Williamston, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament hosted on the Roanoke River.


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Thomas Svec Wins on Chowan River

 

Thomas Svec, of Chesapeake, Virginia won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River


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Mike Colbert Wins on Lake Gaston

Mike Colbert of Newport, North Carolina won the AFT D17 North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston. The event was held on Lake Gaston on April 29th launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp. Mike caught five bass weighing 11.64 pounds. He caught his fish within a mile of the launch site on soft plastics and crank baits. Congratulation Mike.


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Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River

Larry Thomas of Washington, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17 North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River. This is a back-to-back win in D17 for Larry. The event was held on April 1st, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.


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Larry Thomas Wins on Pamlico

Larry Thomas of Washington, North Carolina won the AFT D17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Pamlico River. The event was held on the Pamlico River on March 18th, launching out of Tranters Creek Ramp in Washington, North Carolina. Larry caught five bass weighing 17.23 pounds. He said he caught most of his fish between the mouth of Tranters Creek and the bridge where we launched, about a quarter mile stretch, on a jig. Congratulation Larry.


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Drayton Wins on Roanoke

Nathaniel Drayton of Jacksonville, North Carolina won the 3rd event of the 2017 season for AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central. The event was held on the Roanoke River on November 12th launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina. Nathaniel caught five bass weighing 8.86 pounds and the only five fish limit of the tournament. He went up river and caught his fish on wood using a jig and Zoom Trick worms. Congratulations Nathaniel.


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Divisional News

James E. Johnson Wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 16 June 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 19.80 lbs.  James said he ran out across the Bay and caught his fish on Soft Plastics.  James also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.99 Kicker.  Congratulation James. 

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Danny Flynn Wins on the Roanoke River

Danny Flynn, of Bethel, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke on 12 May 2018, launching out of the Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  Danny caught 5 bass weighing an impressive 21.09 lbs.  Danny said he ran to the Cashie River and caught his fish on worms.  Congratulation Danny.  Danny also had big fish of the tournament with a nice 7.17 kicker.  

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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Division 17, North Carolina Central’s Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC is one step closer to the 2018 ABA National Championship with another 1st Place win during the American Fishing Tour bass tournament held at Chowan River on the 28th of April.

Launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina. Mike caught 5 bass weighing 15.55 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on worms down river.  This is Mike’s third win in a row on the Chowan in Division 17. 

Read More

Rip Bass wins on Lake Gaston

ATHENS, Ala. – Rip Bass, of Spring Hope, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held April 14th, on Lake Gaston.

Rip caught 5 bass weighing 10.50 lbs. Rip reported catching his fish on a chatter baits. Melvin Jiggetts of Courtland, VA brought in the biggest bass of 3.18 lbs.

Read More

Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River

ATHENS, Ala. – Larry Thomas, of Washington, NC won the American Fishing Tour North Carolina Division 17 tournament, held March 31st, on the Roanoke River.

Larry caught 5 bass weighing a 19.02 lbs with a nice kicker weighing 7.13 lbs which was also big fish for the tournament. Larry reported he caught his fish along the main river below the Highway 45 Bridge.

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Mike Roberson Wins on Chowan River

Mike Roberson, of Battleboro, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on Chowan on 10 March 2018, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.    Mike caught 5 bass weighing 21.46 lbs.  Mike said he caught his fish on crank baits down river.  Mike also had big fish of the tournament with a 6.96 kicker. 

Read More

Chris Bishop wins on Lake Gaston


Chris Bishop, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston.  The event was held on Lake Gaston on 18 November 2017, launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp (Salmon Landing) off of 903 in Littleton, North Carolina.  It was a tough day of fishing starting off in the lower 30’s, warming to around 63 with strong winds in the afternoon.  Chris caught 4 bass weighing 12.60 lbs.  Chris also had big fish of the tournament with a hefty 4.94 kicker.  He said he caught his fish on the lower half of the lake on jigs, fishing mostly boat docks.  Congratulation Chris.  

Read More

Mike Roberson Takes the Win On the Chowan River

Mike Roberson of Battleboro, NC won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers North Carolina Central Division 17 tournament held September 16th, 2017 on the Chowan River.  Running out of Shoups Landing in Winton, NC Mike brought in a five-fish limit that locked in the scales at 14.36 pounds.  Mike reports that he ran to Pembroke Creek, and caught his fish on top water. Mike also claimed Big fish honors for the tournament with a 4.75 pounder.  He took home $249 for his first-place finish.

Read More

Rick West Wins the Two Day Championship on the Roanoke River

Rick West, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina won the RAM American Fishing Tour Division 17, North Carolina Central 2-day Championship Tournament on the Roanoke River.  The event was held on the Roanoke River on 5 & 6 August, 2017, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.

Read More

James Johnson wins on the Roanoke River

James Johnson, of Windsor, North Carolina won the RAM American Fishing Tour presented by American Bass Anglers, North Carolina Central Division 17 tournament.  The event was held on the Roanoke River on 29 July 2017, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.  James caught 5 bass weighing 14.96 lbs.

Read More

Randy VanHorn Wins on Chowan River

Randy VanHorn, of Williamston, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River.  The event was held on 8 July 2017, launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.  Randy caught 5 bass weighing 12.03 lbs.  Randy said he caught his fish down river.  Congratulation Randy.  Rick West had big fish of the tournament with a 3.89 pounder.      

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Ricky West Wins on Pamlico River

Ricky West, of Rocky Mount, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Pamlico River

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Phillip Gibson Jr. Wins on Roanoke River

Phillip Gibson Jr. of Williamston, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament hosted on the Roanoke River.

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Thomas Svec Wins on Chowan River

 

Thomas Svec, of Chesapeake, Virginia won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Chowan River

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Mike Colbert Wins on Lake Gaston

Mike Colbert of Newport, North Carolina won the AFT D17 North Carolina Central tournament on Lake Gaston. The event was held on Lake Gaston on April 29th launching out of Stonehouse Creek Ramp. Mike caught five bass weighing 11.64 pounds. He caught his fish within a mile of the launch site on soft plastics and crank baits. Congratulation Mike.

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Larry Thomas wins on the Roanoke River

Larry Thomas of Washington, North Carolina won the AFT Division 17 North Carolina Central tournament on the Roanoke River. This is a back-to-back win in D17 for Larry. The event was held on April 1st, launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina.

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Larry Thomas Wins on Pamlico

Larry Thomas of Washington, North Carolina won the AFT D17, North Carolina Central tournament on the Pamlico River. The event was held on the Pamlico River on March 18th, launching out of Tranters Creek Ramp in Washington, North Carolina. Larry caught five bass weighing 17.23 pounds. He said he caught most of his fish between the mouth of Tranters Creek and the bridge where we launched, about a quarter mile stretch, on a jig. Congratulation Larry.

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Drayton Wins on Roanoke

Nathaniel Drayton of Jacksonville, North Carolina won the 3rd event of the 2017 season for AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central. The event was held on the Roanoke River on November 12th launching out of Water Street Ramp in Plymouth, North Carolina. Nathaniel caught five bass weighing 8.86 pounds and the only five fish limit of the tournament. He went up river and caught his fish on wood using a jig and Zoom Trick worms. Congratulations Nathaniel.

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