Collins Inc.–BFCS 2014 Event #6 Information

Plymouth Waterfront - Locations 

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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

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BFCS Event #5–Falls Lake Results

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Lanaville and Davis take the top spot for a second time this season in the Collins Inc. Bass For Cash Series event #5 – Presented by Outdoor Accessories Unlimited.

Event #5 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series saw fifty-one teams converge onto Falls Lake for a little summertime pattern fishing. The anglers launched from the Ledge Rock Wildlife access just before 6:00 AM and returned at 3:00 PM for the afternoon weigh-in.

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G0037714Josh Lanaville and Timothy Davis stole the show with a massive 27.99 lb limit of largemouth that earned the duo $1148.00 for their first place finish. The two tacked on some added cash by landing the lunker for the event and pocketing another $255.00 plus a $100.00 gift certificate from the lunker award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited.

As if that was not enough, Lanaville and Davis were Ranger Cup and Collins Cup registered, thus granting them a $500 Ranger Cup bonus and entry paid into a future Bass For Cash Series event of their choice. This marks the second event win for Lanaville and Davis during the 2014 season and their third overall victory within the course of the tournament trail’s two year existence, a feat that earns respect among the very talented and veteran anglers that participate in these events.

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Chase and Gary Johnson took the second position with a solid limit at 22.32 lbs earning the team $650.00 for their efforts. Lee Williams and Brian Perry captured the third position with their 18.67 lb catch and pocketed $516.00. In the fourth position was the team of Dan Glossen and Phillip Eakes with 17.65 lbs and a $440.00 payday. The fifth position went to the pairing of Johnny Wood and Jody Pleasants with their 16.72 lb catch earning the duo $382.00. Dan Treadaway and Sammy Creech netted 16.53 lbs giving them the sixth position and $286.00. Bobby Matthews finished in the seventh position with 15.49 lbs and earned $210.00 for his day on the water. Rounding out the final cash earning position was the eighth place team of Larry Hipps and Jesse Spell with their 15.29 lb catch and $192.00.

Steve Vann and Richard Lewis continue their reign at the top of the Optional Points Competition standings, while Ronald and Ronnie Clark make a big jump into the second position. Tommy and Wilburn Rutledge hold onto the third spot, with Zak Davenport and Michael Bailey in the fourth spot and Raymond Jones hanging on to the fifth spot. The next event, on the Roanoke River, will be the final points paying event for this optional competition.

Complete results can be found by clicking here.

Optional Points Competition standings can be found by clicking here.

As with each event, food and beverage items were provided during the afternoon weigh-in for all anglers. Door prizes from Ranger Boats, Atlantic Coast Marine Group/Tow Boat US, Solar Bat sunglasses and Woodmen of the World representatives were also awarded.

The next event for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place August 2nd on The Roanoke River. Entry forms and tournament rules can be found here.

Random Event Photos (Click On Each For Larger View)

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Collins Inc.–BFCS 2014 Event #5 Information

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Tournament event #5 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place this Saturday, July 12th, on Falls Lake at the Ledge Rock Landing. 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 as you are launching your boats near the ramp.
  • 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.

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

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BFCS Event #4–Lake Gaston Results

Palmore & Crisman Taste Victory At Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series, Presented By WT’s Guns Indoor Range & Outdoor Shop, Lake Gaston Event

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Event #4 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series took place June 28th on Lake Gaston, near Roanoke Rapids, NC. Fifty-Three teams competed for cash and prizes in an event that showed some very good weights for this time of year.

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JT Palmore and partner Bobby Crisman showed the way with their five fish catch of 19.71 lbs, earning the tandem $1192 for their efforts. By being part of the Ranger Cup incentive program, Palmore will receive an additional $500 prize from Ranger Boats.

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Landing in the second position with a five fish catch of 17.73 lbs was the team of Abe Gaeta and DJ Mysilinski, granting the pair a $676 paycheck. Gaeta and Mysilinski earned an additional $265 check and a $100 gift certificate from Outdoors Accessories Unlimited for their lunker catch of 5.95 lbs. Mike May and Rip Bass netted the third position and $536 with their catch of 16.79 lbs. In the fourth position was the team of Chase and Gary Johnson with their catch of 16.17 lbs giving the pair a $458 payday. Ryan Harrell and Carson Justice occupied the fifth position with 16.01 lbs and gained $398 for their time on the water. Scott Griffin and Neil Roberson followed closely in the sixth spot with their catch of 15.96 lbs earning the duo a $298 check. Grabbing the 7th position and $218 was John Dupree with his 15.40 lb catch. The eighth and final check earning spot was held by Skeet Bennett and Buster Seabolt for their 15.29 lb catch, granting the pair a $198 payout.

Steve Vann and Skippy Lewis continue to hold on to their lead in the Optional Points Competition while there was a little movement in positions two through five.

Complete results can be found here.

Optional Points Competition standings can be found here.

As with each event, food and beverage items were provided during the afternoon weigh-in for all anglers. Door prizes from Ranger Boats, Atlantic Coast Marine Group/Tow Boat US, Solar Bat sunglasses and Woodmen of the World representatives were also awarded.

A special thanks goes out to Adam’s Roadside BBQ for their support in providing the sandwiches for this event. Please give these folks a call for any of your catering needs or just stop by for some fine eating.

The next event for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place July 12th on Falls Lake. Entry forms and tournament rules can be found here.

Random event photos (Click on each for larger view):

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Collins Inc.–BFCS 2014 Event #4 Information

Tournament event #4 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place this Saturday, June 28th, on Lake Gaston at Summit Landing. 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 as you are launching your boats near the ramp.
  • 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.

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

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BFCS Event #3–Kerr Lake Results

Lanaville & Davis claim BFCS Kerr Lake – Presented by Solar Bat victory with late day surge

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Event number three for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series took place May 3rd on beautiful Kerr Lake located near Henderson, NC. Fifty-two teams were greeted to great weather conditions on this well known fishery along the NC / VA border. Anglers reported the fish to be in various stages of the spawn with some largemouth already beyond their spawning cycle, some up shallow on the beds, while others seemed to be making a late arrival to the backs of pockets for their yearly rituals.

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Josh Lanaville and Timothy Davis appeared to be on track for a mediocre day, but fate and faith worked in their favor as the duo netted back to back five pounders late in the day to seal the deal. “Tim and I both called for the net within seconds of each other. We hooked five pounders at the same time!” said Lanaville. The pair took the top spot with a total of 16.35 lbs, including the event lunker at 5.43 lbs earning the anglers a total of $1430 for their efforts plus a $100 gift certificate from Lunker Award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited. By being part of the Ranger Cup and Collins Cup incentive programs the anglers will be awarded an additional $500 payout from Ranger Boats and have earned a pre-paid entry into a future BFCS event.

Settling in the second position with 15.80 lbs and a check for $663 was the team of Mike Lanier and Norman Mullinex. Third place went to JR Bowens and Robert Barrett with their catch of 15.08 lbs earning the pair a payday of $526. Abe Gaeta and DJ Mysilinski cashed in to the sum of $448 for their fourth place catch of 14.99 lbs. Steve Vann and Richard “Skippy” Lewis gained a little extra momentum in their quest for the Optional Points Competition payout with their fifth place finish at 14.40 lbs landing the duo a $390 payout. Sixth place and $292 went to the team of Daniel Wood and Tyler Adams for their catch of 13.64 lbs. Glenn Aycock and Ethan Howard found their way into the seventh position with their 13.25 lb limit and earned $215 for their efforts. Rounding out the final paying spot was the eighth place team of Johnny Wood and Mike Hodge with their catch of 13.09 lbs giving the duo $195 for their day on the water.

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Steve Vann and Skippy Lewis begin to pull away somewhat in the Optional Points Competition, but a great race for the second position is starting to shape up with only seven points separating second place from fifth. Raymond Jones and Fred Page currently hold the second position followed by third place Billy Vierra and Harry Smith, fourth place John and Michael Morton, and then the fifth place team of Wilburn and Tommy Rutledge.

Complete results can be found here.

Optional Points Competition standings can be found here.

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As with each event, food and beverage items were provided during the afternoon weigh-in for all anglers. Door prizes from Ranger Boats, Atlantic Coast Marine Group/Tow Boat US, Solar Bat sunglasses and Woodmen of the World representatives were also awarded.

The next event on the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place June 28th on Lake Gaston. Entry forms and tournament rules can be found here.

Random event photos:

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Collins Inc.–BFCS 2014 Event #3 Information

New Nutbush Facility Layout

Tournament event #3 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place this Saturday, May 3rd, on Kerr Lake at the New Nutbush Park – 115 Jack Wade Farm Road -
Henderson NC 27537. 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 5:00 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 as you are launching your boats near the ramp.
  • Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 6:15 – 6:30 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.

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

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NC Inland Fisheries Conduct Study During BFCS Event

Many in attendance during the weigh-in of our most recent event in Edenton, NC may have noticed a NC Wildlife Resource Commission officer checking the weigh bags of anglers with a special device, just before releasing the fish back into Pembroke Creek.  That individual was Kevin Dockendorf, a Coastal Research Coordinator for the Division of Inland Fisheries.  Next, you may ask, “What was he doing?”  Kevin was invited to attend our afternoon weigh-in for this event in an effort to assist the NCWRC with studies pertaining to largemouth bass populations in our coastal regions.  During the afternoon weigh-in Kevin was searching for special tags that are used to track the migration of largemouth bass after the fish are caught in a tournament event and released.  The summary below describes, in more detail, the reasoning behind Kevin’s presence and the studies associated with his efforts.

Kevin Dockendorf, coastal research coordinator from the Division of Inland Fisheries with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, scanned the largemouth bass following weigh-in with a PIT tag (Passive Integrated Transponder).  Kevin was checking for any PIT tagged largemouth bass that may remain at-large from a 2012-2013 NC State University project on largemouth bass movement in coastal rivers.  The study was funded through Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and these monies are available from excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel paid by anglers.  THANK YOU for your support!  In the study, a total of 85 largemouth bass ranging in size from 9 inches to 23 inches were tagged with both PIT tags and acoustic tags; PIT tags allowed for scanning opportunities in the field or at largemouth bass tournaments and the acoustic tags provided information on fish movement when the fish passed any available receivers in the study area; receivers for the study have since been removed.  At the conclusion of the NC State study, there were about 18 of 85 largemouth bass that were still at-large with PIT tags and acoustic tags in their body cavity; acoustic tags, however, could not be detected with the wand Kevin was using on Saturday.  PIT tags are activated only when scanned, yet Kevin did not find any PIT tags in any of the largemouth bass weighed in at the Saturday event.  Although Kevin did not find any PIT tagged largemouth bass, the results of 110 fish weighed in with the Top 10 teams weighing in 5 fish and the Top 5 teams weighing in an average of 17.83 pounds are encouraging signs that recovery is in progress following Hurricane Irene in fall 2011 and some quality bass are available to bass anglers fishing the tributaries of the Albemarle Sound complex.  Fisheries staff will be sampling the area rivers this spring and we look forward to opportunities to update bass clubs with our findings.

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Researchers, such as Kevin and the NC State University members, working on projects such as these are helping to ensure that future generation of anglers will continue to have largemouth bass to catch in our coastal areas.  As anglers, we owe each of these individuals a well deserved pat on the back and handshake for their efforts.  So, the next time you have the chance to thank a NCWRC officer or researcher, do so.  Your praise will certainly show that you care about their hard work.

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BFCS Event #2 – Pembroke Creek Results

Thompson and Hall take the top spot in the Collins Inc. Bass For Cash Series event #2 – Presented by Outdoor Accessories Unlimited.

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After what seemed like a never-ending winter, mother nature finally offered the Bass For Cash Series anglers a pleasant start to event number two of the 2014 season. Launching from the Bayside Marina in Edenton, NC anglers were provided a vast span of fishable water among the many rivers and creeks intersecting this Albemarle Sound region. Forty-nine teams made their way from the Pembroke Creek starting location at 6:45 AM and returned at 3:00 PM.

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Firmly taking the top spot was the team of Ronnie Thompson and Jeff Hall with a very impressive catch of a five-fish limit weighing 23.25 lbs.lbs, earning the duo $1213.00 for their efforts and an added $500 bonus from the Ranger Cup contingency. Filling the second spot, with another great catch, was the team of Dan Treadaway and Sammy Creech with their limit of largemouth weighing 21.70 lbs.lbs, including a 7.74 lb lunker earning the pair a check for $662.00 for the second place finish, $245 in cash for the lunker prize, plus an additional $100 gift certificate from lunker award supporter Outdoor Accessories Unlimited. Bringing 15.49 lbs to the scales was the team of Rob Conway and Charles Anderson, earning the anglers $496 for their third place finish. Trey Nanney and Robert Thompson took the fourth position with 15.27 lbs and earned $423.00 for the effort. In fifth place was the team of Charlie Creech and Jamie Rose with a catch of 13.44 lbs giving the duo a $276.00 pay day. In the sixth position with 12.96 lbs. was the tandem of Mike Brinchek and Glen Aycock, taking home $276.00 for their finish. Rounding out the final paying spot at $202 included Holt Searcy with his catch of 12.21 lbs.

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In the optional points competition, Steve Vann and Richard Lewis continue to hold the lead, while Tommy and Wilburn Rutledge make a jump to the second position, and Raymond Jones and Fred Page settle in the third spot.

Complete results can be found here.

Optional Points Competition standings can be found here.

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Food and beverage items were provided during the afternoon weigh-in for all anglers. Door prizes from Ranger Boats, Atlantic Coast Marine Group/Tow Boat US, Solar Bat sunglasses, and Woodmen of the World representatives were also awarded.

The next event on the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place May 3rd on Kerr Lake. Entry forms and tournament rules can be found here.

Random event photos:

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Collins BFCS 2014 Event #2 Information

Tournament event #2 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series will take place this Saturday, April 5th, on the Albemarle Sound out of Pembroke Creek at Bayside Marina. 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 4:30 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 as you are launching your boats near the ramp.
  • Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 6:45 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.
  • Bayside Marina will have their restaurant open for breakfast beginning at 4:30 AM.
  • There is a $5 per boat ramp fee that will be collected by the tournament staff as you check in at the registration tent.

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

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