The Collins Bass for Cash is back in action on Saturday, June 24 at Lake Gaston! Lake Gaston always draws a big crowd of anglers as it’s one of the more popular fisheries in the state. We’re looking forward to this tournament and can’t wait to see those big bags of bass weighed in. Continue reading to get all the information you need regarding this event
Lake: Lake Gaston
City: Littleton, NC
Launch Ramp: Summit Ramp – Google Maps Link
Fish Limit: 5 fish, all fish must be 14 inches or greater.
The Collins Bass for Cash has official off-limits days for each of our events. For this tournament, the off-limits period will be from sundown on Sunday, June 18 until sunrise on Friday, June 23. During this off-limits period, you may not be on tournament waters for any reason.
Our crew will be on-site at 4:30 am to handle onsite angler check-in for the event. All anglers must check in with our staff and receive a boat number slip before our tournament begins. Blast off will begin at safe light. We always blast our anglers off as early as possible to maximize fishing time. We anticipate blasting off for this event at approximately 6:00 am.
Onsite Angler Check-in: 4:30 am
Blast Off: Safe Light – Approximately 6:00 am
Youth Anglers Weigh-in: 2:00 pm
Adult Anglers Weigh-in: 1st Flight is due in at 3:00 pm
Early Weigh-in: All anglers may begin weighing in at 1:30 pm if needed.
Tournament Blast Off
PLEASE READ – When you launch your boat into the water, please clear the ramp so others may have ample space to launch as well. We ask all anglers to please stage to the left side of the ramp after launching your vessel. We will call boat numbers from the boat dock. As we call your number you will be required to idle by us for a live well check. You are required to have on a life jacket and your kill switch attached. If you do not, we will not allow you to blast off. After going through the live well check, you may idle out of the no-wake zone and get on plane. See the below map for an illustration. Finally, be courteous at the boat ramp, dim your lights when launching your boat, and be safe.
Boat Numbers and Flights
During registration, teams are assigned boat numbers. We blast off boats in order based on these numbers. Every 25 boats will begin a new flight. The first flight is due back in at 3:00 and every proceeding flight after that is due back in 10 minutes later. Boat numbers are visible on the homepage of this website.
Youth Tournament anglers will blast off shortly after the last adult team blasts off. All youth tournament anglers are required to return to the launch ramp at 2:00 pm.
Fees and Costs
All fees and costs for this event MUST BE PAID ONLINE. No entry fee payments will be accepted in person during the event (No exceptions).
The deadline to enter this tournament is Wednesday, June 22 at midnight. No entry fees will be accepted after this time.
There is ample parking at this location. After launching your boat, you may park in the gravel parking lot on top of the hill at the Summit Boat Ramp.
Payouts, Incentives, & Contingency Prizes
Payouts for this event are based on participation and will be announced before the blastoff. We’re so happy to offer our anglers several incentives and contingency prizes this year. Our events in 2023 will be officially sanctioned events for the following contingencies:
Ranger Cup, Triton Gold, Nitro Tournament Rewards
Points are awarded to anglers based on their final standings. Those points will be culminated over the course of the season and at the end of the year we will crown our Team Points Champions with a cash prize. The final points standings will also determine who will compete in the 2024 Bassmaster Team Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes later this year. Additional details will be announced soon regarding the Bassmaster Team Championship.
All anglers are subject to a Polygraph test.
Live Leaderboard & Live Streaming
During the weigh-in, anglers will be able to view their results and current standings on our Live Leaderboard. We will also be live-streaming the weigh-in on our Facebook/Instagram accounts so family and friends can watch online. Make sure you’re following us on our official Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Please note – our live streaming will be contingent on our wireless signal
Thank you all for fishing with the Collins Bass for Cash. We’re looking forward to a great tournament. If you have additional questions or need assistance with anything tournament related please contact Jeffrey Davis at 252.661.5454.