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Chowan River August 5 – Pre-Tournament Notes

Chowan River August 5 – Pre-Tournament Notes

The Collins Bass for Cash heads to the Chowan River on Saturday August 5!

Our final regular season event is this Saturday, August 5th on the Chowan River in Edenton, NC. The Chowan River always shows out and produces big bags of bass. Its one of our favorite stops on our schedule each year. Make your plans to come fish with us in our final regular season event of 2023.

Tournament Information

Location: Chowan River
City: Edenton, NC
Launch Ramp: Pembroke Creek Boat Ramp – Google Maps Link
Fish Limit: 5 fish, all fish must be 14 inches or greater.

Off Limits

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, July 30 until sunrise on Friday, August 4. During this off-limits period, you may not be on tournament waters for any reason.

Tournament Times

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. After you launch your vessel, please idle out of the canal and head towards the Pembroke Creek bridge. We will call boat numbers from this bridge. As you idle under the bridge, have your live wells open. We will inspect all live wells as you idle under the bridge. After going through the live well check, you may idle out of the no-wake zone and get on plane.

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, August 2 at midnight. No entry fees will be accepted after this time.

Entry Fee: $125-$185 (with side pot) – Purchase Online
Membership Fee: $35 per angler (One-time fee) – Purchase Online

Truck/Trailer Parking

There is ample parking at this location. After launching your boat, you may park in the grassy area designated for parking.

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 Championship

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.


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.