The Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series is excited to announce that a dedicated youth division will be part of the tournament trail in 2015. The Collins – Youth Educational Series (Y.E.S.) will follow a format similar to FLW and B.A.S.S. High School programs, whereas a team will consist of two youth anglers and one adult boat captain. The intent of this series is to allow young anglers an opportunity to learn valuable skills and competitive knowledge from their adult boat captains while introducing these anglers to the sport of competitive bass angling.
With the popularity of high school clubs being formed across the nation, the Y.E.S. events will give young anglers a chance to experience the atmosphere surrounding such high school programs and allow these young anglers to either join a local club or create a club of their own at their school.
There will be no membership dues associated with the Collins Inc. – Youth Educational Series and no entry fees to compete in any of the events. “We want this program to be a learning platform for our youth and provide the needed information to help get them into a club at their local school”, says tournament director Jeff Narron. Prizes at each event will consist of trophy awards for the top two teams and lunker winner. Additional prizes such as gift certificates and merchandise will be provided as well. First and second place awards are guaranteed at each event with additional awards provided on a payout of one position for every four teams competing.
Y.E.S. Awards Example:
- 1-4 Teams = Top 2 teams receive awards,
- 5-8 Teams = Top 3 teams receive awards,
- 9-12 Teams = Top 4 teams receive awards, etc….
In addition to the single event awards, Y.E.S. teams will earn points at each event based on their finish. At the conclusion of the season, additional awards will be provided and the top team will be crowned as the Collins Inc. – Youth Educational Series Anglers of The Year. Knowing that it may be impossible for Y.E.S. anglers to attend every event, teams may drop their lowest two scores when determining year end awards. More information on awards/prizes to be announced at a later date as Y.E.S. event sponsors are finalized.
The Y.E.S. events will coincide with the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series (Adult) events, taking place during the same days of competition and on the same bodies of water, giving this younger generation of anglers a chance to compete in the same conditions as their adult counterparts. The Y.E.S. teams will have a 1:00 PM daily weigh-in at each event. The 1:00 PM weigh-in, two hours in advance of the Bass For Cash Series anglers, will provide a dedicated stage for the young anglers to showcase their day’s catch, followed by their own awards presentation and photo opportunities.
Rules and entry forms for the Youth Educational Series will be posted at a later date.
The 2015 Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series schedule is ready. We’re looking forward to another tournament season.
March 21 – Lake Gaston (Summit Landing)
April 4 – Kerr Lake (Flemingtown Landing)
May 16 – Pembroke Creek (Bayside Marina)
June 6 – Lake Gaston (Summit Landing)
June 27 – Falls Lake (Ledge Rock Landing)
July 25 – Roanoke River (Plymouth City Ramp)
August 15 & 16 – Championship (Location TBD)
2015 Rules, bonus payouts, Optional Points Competition payouts and entry forms to be finalized and posted at a later date.
Vaughn Wins Two-Day Championship – Vann & Lewis Win Optional Points Competition
Over $14,000 in cash awards handed out at season ending event!!!
After six regular season tournament events, sixty-two anglers were eligible to compete in the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series two-day championship event held on Shearon Harris reservoir. A tough bite coupled with the 16” to 20” slot limit in place on the Central North Carolina body of water created some disappointing faces on many anglers by the end of the event. Many competitors reported multiple fish landed within the established slot length that would have certainly helped their cause on any other lake in the area, but unfortunately these fish had to be returned to the water. “The slot limit in place on this reservoir does a great job of keeping quality fish present, but it certainly does not allow tournament anglers the ability to showcase their true catch by day’s end” says tournament director Jeff Narron. However, several anglers were able to avoid the feared slot limit with a handful of competitors managing to net fish above and beyond the five pound mark, a weight typical for a Shearon Harris largemouth at the upper end of the slot length.
Sticking to one pattern, Ronald Vaughn took the top spot in this season ending tournament with 24.16 lbs earning a very nice payday of $2734.00 for his two day effort. Skeet Bennett and Buster Seabolt settled for the number two spot with their 19.67 lb catch, including the lunker for the event at 8.22 lbs, earning the duo $1608.00 for the second place finish, $345 for the lunker, and a $100 gift certificate from lunker award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited. Landing in the third spot was the team of Josh Lanaville and Timothy Davis with their 18.48 lb catch granting the duo $1158.00 for their weekend on the water. In the fourth and final paying spot for the event was the duo of Raymond Jones and David Lanaville with a total of 17.33 lbs allowing the pair to split $932.00 for the event.
Points Champions Crowned
Additional awards were also handed out during the event to the top three positions among the Optional Points Competition (OPC) anglers. After a very consistent season at the top of the leader board, Steve Vann and Richard “Skippy” Lewis were crowned the OPC Champions for 2014 and received a payout of $3700.00 as their first place prize. Fighting their way from outside of the top five at one point in the season, the team of Tommy and Wilburn Rutledge turned things around by season’s end and filled the second spot in the OPC battle and received $2200.00 for their efforts. Making a late season charge in the standings and rounding out the final prize earning position in the OPC, the tandem of Ronald and Ronnie Clark took home a check for $1500.00 for their third place result.
Collins Inc. provided food items for all the participants during the final day weigh-in.
Door prizes were given out during the afternoon weigh-in with a $500 Power-Pole gift certificate going to Holt Searcy, a $250 Power-Pole gift certificate going to Robert Barrett, and a Tow Boat U.S. – One Year Membership going to Ronnie Thompson. Thanks to all of our great sponsors for providing these prizes and awards all season long.
Two-Day Championship Results
Random Event Photos (Click Each For Larger Size)
The Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series two-day championship event, scheduled for September 6th & 7th, is less than a week away. If you have yet to send in your entry form and entry fee you may do so this week by mail or you can wait until Saturday morning at the ramp. Starting positions for day #1 will be determined by the order in which the entry has been received. Starting positions for day #2 will be inverted from day #1.
- Morning registration is planned to begin on-site at approximately 5:15 AM. Cash or check is the only form of payment accepted.
- Every team must check in at our Yamaha registration tent on Saturday morning. Even if you have pre-registered, we need to know that you are in attendance and provide you with important information.
- A livewell check will be conducted near the ramp as you launch your boat.
- Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 6:30 AM – 6:45 AM both days.
- Please be checked in, have your livewells checked, and your boat in the water well in advance of the start of the event.
- Return / Weigh-In – 3:00 PM both days. (Be Sure To Check In With A Tournament Official).
- Five (5) fish limit per boat. Minimum size for this event will be 14” in length. Per NC State rules, no fish between 16” to 20” may be possessed. Reminder, no courtesy measurements allowed.
- As with previous events, we will have food items for all participants during Sunday afternoon’s weigh-in. Please stick around for the food and door prizes on Sunday if you can. (Note: There will be no door prizes and no food items on Saturday.)
Tournament Director Request:
Please respect the tournament officials that are recording the scores during each day’s weigh-in by not interrupting them during the weigh-in process. As a tournament organization we want to ensure that we relay and record the exact scores correctly for each and every team that participates. We know that every angler is eager to know of their current position and we will provide everyone with updates as soon as the scoring is complete. Thank you for your help and understanding.
The 2014 Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series Championship event will take place on Shearon Harris Lake on September 6th & 7th at the Cross Point landing. Any individual that competed in 4 of 6 regularly scheduled events earlier this season, within the same division, will be eligible to compete in this two-day event. You do not have to fish with the same partner that you competed with throughout the year. You may fish alone or with another partner. However, everyone fishing in the Championship event must meet the qualifications.
Qualification (Per 2014 BFCS Rules)
Rule #15. Championship Qualification
a. There will be (6) Six qualifying events and (1) one Championship event.
b. You must fish in (4) Four qualifying events from the same division to be eligible for Championship competition.
c. Individuals will qualify for Championship division based on the division they fished throughout the year
Off Limits (Per 2014 BFCS Rules)
Rule #16. Off‐Limits Period
a. Tournament waters will be off‐limits the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday prior to each event except on a holiday Monday (Example: Labor Day).
Entry / Payout
Entry into the Championship event will be $100 per boat for the Open Division. Lunker awards are included with this $100 entry. Additional money that was set aside from the six qualifying events will be added to the event payout, thus greatly increasing the overall winnings. Overall payout and the number of positions paid will be determined by the number of entries.
All starting positions for this event will be assigned as the entry form and fee is received. Simply put, the sooner your entry is received, the earlier you will blast-off on Day #1.
On Day #2 the starting positions will be inverted.
There will be one continuous blast-off each day.
Based on our records, the following is a list of individuals that have competed in at least 4 of 6 regularly scheduled events this season and are qualified to compete in the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series Championship event. Please contact the tournament director with any questions or corrections.
Please note for clarification purposes: Only the 60 anglers listed below are eligible to compete in the Championship event. Anyone not on this list of anglers will not be allowed to compete.
- Adam Harris
- AJ Howard
- Andy Evans
- Billy Vierra
- Brandon Hendricks
- Buster Seabolt
- Dan Treadaway
- Daniel Wood
- David Lanaville
- David Swain
- Dennis Boykin
- Desmond Jones
- Ed Jarman
- Glenn Aycock
- Harry Smith
- Holt Searcy
- J.R. Bowens
- Jacob Brown
- James Jenkins
- Jamie Rose
- Jason Naumuk
- Jason Pittman
- Jeff Hall
- Jesse Grice
- Jesse Spell
- John Morton
- Johnny Wood
- Jon Rucker
- Joshua Lanaville
- Kenny Allen
- Larry Hipps
- Larry Moody
- Larry Radford
- Mark Fielding
- Michael Bailey
- Michael Morton
- Mike Brinchek
- Mike Hodge
- Morris Brown
- Randy Brown
- Raymond Jones
- Richard Lewis
- Robert Barrett
- Ronald Clark
- Ronald Vaughn
- Ronnie Clark
- Ronnie Thompson
- Sammy Creech
- Sandy Brown
- Scottie Braswell
- Scottie Edwards
- Skeet Bennett
- Steve Vann
- Steven Whitley
- Tim Harris
- Timothy Davis
- TM Howard
- Tommy Rutledge
- Wilburn Rutledge
- Zak Davenport
- Robert House Jr
- Charlie Creech
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Hello to all of our Bass For Cash Series competitors. We’ve had some great success so far this season within our tournament trail events. Our attendance has increased this season as compared to last. For only a second year tournament series, we are proud to have the numbers that we are receiving at each event. We know this tournament trail would not be a success without the anglers that make up the fields at each tournament event. We appreciate your support, the kind words that many of you have spoken of our events, and most importantly the camaraderie and friendships that have grown over the past two years.
As our tournament season starts to wind down, many of you will lay down your rods and lures and replace those items with arrows and ammo. We wish you well in your continued fall outdoor adventures. But, before you close the garage door on your boat, be sure to put it away in good condition and ready to go for next season.
As a means of showing appreciation for the success of the Collins Inc. dealership and the business that many of you have conducted at their location, Collins Inc. would like to offer some special deals on service work, whether it be a need for a repair, preventative maintenance, or that accessory you’ve had your eye on. Give them a call if they can be of assistance to you.
End of Summer Service Special
Have your engine serviced between July 30th and September 15th and receive 10% off parts and Labor!!
All Yamaha Oil and Lube 10% off!!
Buy any Depth Finder, GPS, Stereo, VHF Radio, Power Pole, Talon or other qualifying add-on and get $20 per hour discount on Labor!!
Some OEM Parts may not qualify, call Collins Parts and Service with questions!!
For those of you that competed in one of our tournament events this season, simply confirm your tournament attendance with our staff and receive a complimentary boat wash at the time of your service!!
Once again, thank you for your support with the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series tournament trail.
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Tournament event #6 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place this Saturday, August 2nd, on the Roanoke River along the Plymouth City Waterfront. You can visit the “Schedule” tab at our site for a map to the ramp location.
- Morning registration is planned to begin on-site at approximately 4:15 AM. Cash or check is the only form of payment accepted.
- Every team must check in at our Yamaha registration tent the morning of each event. Even if you have pre-registered, we need to know that you are in attendance and provide you with important information.
- A livewell check will be conducted on the water at the gazebo near the registration area. See the above photo for reference.
- Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 5:30 – 5:45 AM.
- Please be checked in, have your livewells checked, and your boat in the water well in advance of the start of the event.
- Return / Weigh-In – 3:00 PM (Be Sure To Check In With A Tournament Official). Depending on the number of total entries, we may create additional flights and return times. This information will be announced prior to blast off.
- Five (5) fish limit per boat. Minimum size for this event will be 14” in length. Reminder, no courtesy measurements allowed.
- Complimentary food items and door prizes will be available during afternoon weigh-in, so stick around if you can.
Off Limits Period: We would like to remind everyone of the off-limits period as specified within the tournament rules. If you feel that you have violated this rule in any way, please contact us so that we may make arrangements to have your entry fee moved over to a future event.
Please take time to read over the complete 2014 BFCS rules as tournament rules may vary from tournament trail to tournament trail. We do not want to see anyone caught off guard.
Click on this link for 2014 BFCS rules: 2014 Rules