Grosvenor & Reynolds Take BFCS Victory On Gaston

Littleton, NC – March 21, 2015

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Forty-nine teams converged on Lake Gaston for the first of six regular season Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series events.  The teams launched from the Summit Wildlife boating access at 7:00 AM and returned at 3:00 PM for the afternoon weigh-in.

Besting the field in this season opening event was the tandem of Bo Grosvenor and Kenny Reynolds with a five fish limit weighing 20.17lbs and earning the anglers $1213.00 for the day.  Filling the second position with 18.25lbs was the team of Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones.  Creech and Jones were awarded $662.00 for their efforts. Settling into the third position was the duo of Mike Garner and Richard Bracey with their catch of 16.40lbs granting IMG_20150321_161706925_HDRthe pair a check for $496.00.  Garner & Bracey also netted the lunker for the event at 7.03lbs worth another $245.00 check and a $100.00 gift certificate from lunker award sponsor Outdoor Accessories Unlimited.  Taking the fourth spot was the pairing of Patrick Wooten and Phillip Sykes with their catch of 16.16lbs worth $423.00.  In the fifth position and earning a check for $404.00 was the team of Eric Schell and George Toney with their 14.32lb catch.  Robbie House and Todd Farmer netted 13.82lbs and $276.00 for their sixth place finish.  Settling into the final award earning position was the seventh place team of Steve Vann and Richard “Skippy” Lewis with their bag of largemouth weighing 13.18 lbs, thus granting the tandem $202.00 for their efforts.

Sammy Creech and Jeff Jones take an early lead within the Optional Points Competition with 199 pts, while 2014 OPC Champions, Steve Vann and Richard Lewis, occupy the second spot with 194 pts. Rounding out the top three in this category is the team of Arthur Clark and Ryan Hardee with 191 pts.

Sea Tow of Wrightsville Beach, NC awarded a Gold membership package to Mike Garner as one of the event’s random door prizes.

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Additional door prizes from Solar Bat Sunglasses and Ranger Boats were provided to lucky participants.

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Anglers should not forget about the valuable incentive awards that are available through the Solar Bat “Bat Bucks” and Ranger Cup programs available within the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series events.

Food and beverage items were provided by Adams Roadside BBQ and the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series tournament trail.

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Event Results

Random Event Photos:

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Dunn & Shrewsbury Win On Gaston

Tyler Dunn and Mathew Shrewsbury claim win in Y.E.S. inaugural event

Littleton, NC – March 21, 2015

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20150321_140117Tyler Dunn and Mathew Shrewsbury looked forward to the first event of the season for the newly formed Collins Inc. – Youth Educational Series, as Lake Gaston tends to be a favorite body of water for the duo.  However, the pair were certainly concerned when a practice day on the NC/VA border lake didn’t yield the expected results. “We had a day on the water, a week ago, in which we never caught a single fish”, said Dunn.  Nonetheless, the tandem managed to claw their way to the top of the leaderboard by tournament weigh-in time with a final weight of 12.10lbs, anchored by an 8.39lb giant that also earned Dunn the lunker award trophy for the tournament event, presented by NC Farm Bureau agent Red Ligon.  The two anglers were rewarded for their efforts with trophies and prizes from The Trophy Connection, Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks, while Dunn’s lunker prize pack consisted of awards from The Trophy Connection, Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, Penetration Hooks, and Gamma Fishing Line.

Alden Patterson and Logan Jennings netted 7.61lbs of Lake Gaston largemouth in route to their second place finish for the event , thus granting the pair trophies and prizes from The Trophy Connection, Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.

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Rounding out the top five positions included the third place tandem of Tyler Little and Chase Crocker with their catch of 6.89lbs, the fourth place team of Chris Chavez and Ethan Howard with 3.39lbs, and the fifth place pairing of Bobby Bauer and CJ Guest with 2.15lbs. The third through fifth place teams were rewarded with prizes from Z Man Fishing Products, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Penetration Hooks.

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Great door prizes from Z Man Fishing Products, Gamma Fishing Line, and Solar Bat Sunglasses were presented during the weigh-in session while all anglers and boat captains enjoyed free refreshments provided by tournament series sponsors Johnson Industrial Machinery Services and Stephenson Insurance Agency.

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Event Results

Point Standings

Random Event Photos (Click Each For Larger View)

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Optional Points Competition Reminder

After a successful introduction of the Optional Points Competition in 2014, the additional feature for those seeking to fight it out among Bass For Cash Series regulars for valuable points awarded at each event and resulting in a hefty cash payout at years end will continue into the 2015 season. The top three teams from 2014 shared $7400 in cash awards. The entry into this optional side pot remains at $20 per team/per event and the payout structure will continue with a payback of one position for every seven teams that participate throughout the season.

2015 Optional Points Competition Rules

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B.F.C.S. & Y.E.S. 2015 Event #1 Pre-Tournament Details

Tournament event #1 for the Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series and Youth Educational Series will take place this weekend, March 21st, on Lake Gaston at the Summit Wildlife access. We look forward to a new season with all of our tournament anglers.

Bass For Cash Series (B.F.C.S) Teams

  • Morning registration is planned to begin on-site at 5:30 AM. Cash or check is the only form of payment accepted.
  • There is a $10.00 late fee charge for teams registering the morning of the event.
  • 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.
  • Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 7:00 AM.
  • Please be checked in, have your livewells checked, and your boat in the water well in advance of the start of the event.
  • Bass For Cash Series Teams Return / Weigh-In – 3:00 PM (Check In With Tournament Official)
  • Five (5) fish limit per boat. Minimum size for this event will be 14” in length.
  • Reminder, no courtesy measurements allowed during weigh-in.
  • 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 Bass For Cash Series 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 2015 B.F.C.S. 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 2015 B.F.C.S. rules: 2015 Bass For Cash Series Rules

 

Youth Educational Series (Y.E.S.) Teams

  • Morning registration is planned to begin on-site at 5:30 AM.
  • 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.
  • Blast Off Will Begin At Safe Light – Approximately 7:00 AM.
  • Y.E.S. teams will blast off just after the Bass For Cash Series teams.
  • Please be checked in, have your livewells checked, and your boat in the water well in advance of the start of the event.
  • Y.E.S. Teams Return / Weigh-In – 1:00 PM (Check In With Tournament Official)
  • Five (5) fish limit per boat. Minimum size for this event will be 14”, except that two fish may be less than 14” (Per NC Wildlife Rules).
  • Reminder, no courtesy measurements allowed during weigh-in.
  • Reminder, Boat Captains DO NOT FISH.  Only the youth competitors are allowed to cast and retrieve.
  • Food items and door prizes will be available during afternoon weigh-in, so stick around if you can.

Please take time to read over the complete 2015 Y.E.S. rules. We do not want to see anyone caught off guard.

Click on this link for 2015 Y.E.S. rules: 2015 Youth Educational Series Rules

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Sea Tow Added As Series Sponsor

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The Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series & Youth Educational Series would like to announce Sea Tow as our latest Platinum Level tournament series supporter.

From boat towing to jump starts and many other services in between, Sea Tow has you covered. With several of their locations already serving waters visited by the Collins Inc. series of events and additional port locations in the works, Sea Tow can become a great friend in a desperate time of need. Sea Tow representatives will be on site at select Collins BFCS & YES events to answer questions about coverage and applicable services. Several lucky BFCS anglers will also be rewarded with free memberships provided as valuable prizes during the afternoon weigh-in activities.

Membership with Sea Tow has other advantages in addition to their towing services. Members gain access to valuable savings from thousands of retailers nationwide. Active Sea Tow members are eligible for discounts and special offers at marinas, fuel docks, repair facilities, hotels & more just by presenting their membership card at participating businesses. Additionally the Sea Tow web site provides a great deal of boater safety and educational info for boaters of any discipline.

RA_5_phones_v1Interested in Sea Tow technology and services from your phone? No problem! Check out the Sea Tow app available at the App Store and Google Play. Using the app you can contact Sea Tow for on-the-water assistance, plus access tides, weather forecasts and many other useful tools.

Visit www.seatow.com today to see the products and services available to you.

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Are You A Future Bass Tournament Angler?

Youth Educational Series – A Stepping Stone For Young Anglers

Youth anglers get ready. The first event of the Collins Inc. – Youth Educational Series is nearing. Don’t miss out on your chance to win valuable prizes from Z-Man Fishing Products, Penetration Hooks, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, and Ride Rite Lures, just to name a few. There’s also some really nice trophies to earn as well for some added bragging rights!! Best of all, you can compete in these events for free!!! That’s right!!! There are no entry fees, nor membership fees associated with the Youth Educational Series of events. Check out the schedule for an event near you.

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Find us on Facebook, and don’t forget to share this info with your friends. This is your stage to make a name for yourself as an up-and-coming tournament angler.

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Penetration Hooks To Support Series

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The Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series is excited to announce Penetration Hooks as the newest sponsor for the tournament series.

Pen Hooks A-hook_largePenetration Hooks’ unique offset design places the hook further down the body of the soft plastic being used to help eliminate short strikes and help you land more fish.  From finesse models, flippin’ models, and even models for large & bulky plastics, Penetration Hooks has a size to fit your need.  Visit www.penhooks.com to find the hook for your application.

Penetration Hooks will support the Youth Educational Series with product rewards for the youth anglers.

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About Penetration Hooks

Penetration Hooks’ goal is to bring innovation to the fishing industry through our patented hook design. The design of the hook was created out of the need to stop short strike bites. The hook’s length has been extended in order to place the hook further down on the bait for deeper hook penetration as well as bring the hook closer to the bait for lower visibility. The design of our hook point is unique and one of the sharpest on the market. Our hooks are 100% All-American design and made to work with 4 to 8 inch plastic baits, top water, deep water, Texas rigging, and Carolina rigging.

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Project Z – Season Two Has Started!!

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The Z-Man pros are put to the test again.  Check out the action from the season 2 episodes now available at Project Z Fishing.

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Solar Bat Prescription Series – Bat Bucks Approved

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Contingencies & Discounts Available With Solar Bat Prescription Series

Need a prescription set of sunglasses? Want to be eligible for tournament contingencies? Solar Bat has you covered. Solar Bat’s prescription series of sunglasses has many designs and tints to choose from. These sunglasses are also eligible for Bat Bucks contingency awards!! Check out the prescription series lineup and don’t forget to use the Collins Bass For Cash Series promo code CB4C to receive a discount.

YOU MUST fax a copy of your prescription with eye doctor’s signature to Solar Bat® at 812-986-3550.  The prescription must include your PD measurement (distance between your eyes).  If it does not call your doctor for that information before faxing.  For any questions call 800-761-8228.

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Open House 2015

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Thanks for all the visits today at our tournament trail booth at the Collins Inc open house event. We’re happy to see the familiar faces from the past two years of competition and excited to talk with those new to our events. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our first event of 2015 on Lake Gaston. Thanks to our great sponsors for assisting us with our series.

#zmanfishing, Ranger Boats, Yamaha, Solar Bat, Outdoor Accessories, WT’s Guns & Outdoor Shop, Adam’s Roadside BBQ, Load Rite Trailers, AMSOil/Lanaville Synthetics, Gamma Fishing

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