ROANOKE RIVER
MARCH 2, 2024

Chuck Murray and Randy Groves Win Big on Chowan River!

Chuck Murray and Randy Groves Win Big on Chowan River!

Chuck Murray and Randy Groves bring 23 pounds to weigh-in and take 1st place honors on the Chowan River.
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The Collins Bass for Cash held its final regular season tournament of 2023 this past Saturday in Edenton, NC on the Chowan River. 71 teams competed in the event but it was Chuck Murray and Randy Groves who finished on top as they brought over 23 pounds of bass to the scales!

With their win Saturday they took home our top prize of $2,425, the 1st place side pot of $1,410, and the Triton Gold contingency prize which was a bonus of $8,000! Thats a great pay day for the team!

After the tournament, we asked Chuck Murray about their day on the water. Murray stated:

“We had a great day on the water catching 20-plus keepers and probably culled a 15-pound limit. We had a small limit going down a stretch with one good 4.5-pounder. We almost missed the fish. We were just about to turn around on the stretch we were on and we saw a small group of about 10 trees. We decided to fish to those trees and then turn back. Those trees turned out to be the honey hole and they were all the same size. 3 to 6 pounders.”

Chuck went on to say, “It was an amazing 30 minutes as we culled everything except the one good one. When Randy caught the six-pounder, I knew we had a chance but with the big bags that have been coming in down there, we really felt we needed one more bite. It never came but we had enough. It was a very emotional day for me with the loss of my wife and my biggest fan a few months ago. Randy and I stated several times during the day that his Dad and Lori were looking down on us. We were blessed for sure.”

The Collins Bass for Cash paid out cash prizes to the top 11 teams in this event. It took 15.45 pounds to finish inside the Bass for Cash money line Saturday.

Youth Division Tournament

Winning the Youth Division Tournament was Jesse Lancaster and Fisher Lancaster. They brought 3 fish to the Bass for Cash scales but they were the right ones. Their 3 fish weighed 11.08 pounds! They were awarded $100 in Academy Gift Cards.

You may review the full tournament results below.

 


Tournament Results

POS TEAM FISH BF DEAD FINAL POINTS
1 Randy W Groves / Chuck Murray 5 6.23 23.68 250
2 Kevin Jones / Tyler Jones 5 7.13 21.98 249
3 Mike Lanier / Norman Mullinax 5 7.43 20.33 248
4 Britten Oquinn / Johnathan Holloway 5 6.15 19.29 247
5 Travis Badgett / Ricky Mize 5 7.38 18.29 246
6 Steven Michaels / Jonathan Dail 5 4.18 16.92 245
7 Jason Tripp / Adam Baldwin 5 4.06 16.28 244
8 Michael Hinson / Jeff Stoop 5 5.04 16.07 243
9 Scotty Whitley / Kay Whitley 5 4.69 15.96 242
10 Kevin Sutton / Brock Rouse 5 5.78 15.85 241
11 Jason Pittman / Braxton Bridgers 5 6.52 1 15.45 240
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12 Timothy Harris / Adam Harris 5 4.94 14.91 239
13 Jonathan Denton / Stephen Denton 5 5.64 14.82 238
14 Linnie Oakley / Greg Taylor 4 9.6 14.58 237
15 Mike Hair / Buster Seabolt 5 4.6 14.35 236
16 Michael Chlomoudis / Powell Kemp 5 4.31 14.32 235
17 Jeff Tant / Robert Barnes 5 4.67 13.50 234
18 Keith Roberts / Billy Owens 5 13.24 233
19 Robbie Nanney / Bucky Bass 5 3.24 13.14 232
20 Austin Hughes / Holden Northcott 5 3.41 13.08 231
21 Michael Britt / Rob Barton 5 3.25 12.90 230
22 David Swain / Brad Hauser 5 3.4 12.81 229
23 David Jones / Chris Rabon 5 12.69 228
24 Neil Smith / Jimmy Roughton 5 3.46 12.40 227
25 Cody Matthews / Marty Matthews 5 3.75 12.38 226
26 Andy Evans / Ricky Parnell 5 4.55 12.37 225
27 Carroll Ward / Steve Brinkley 5 2.96 12.34 224
28 Jay Allen / Scott Griffin 4 4.94 12.29 223
29 Jacob Brown / Josh Brown 5 5.08 12.24 222
30 Michael McDonald / Zach Chambers 5 4.29 12.14 221
31 Mike May / Dale Winstead 5 3.75 11.98 220
32 Phil Bissette / Ronnie Bridgers 5 2.73 11.33 219
33 Phil Jarmon / Patrick Schambs 4 4.3 11.15 218
34 Brian Adams / Jason Spivey 4 10.36 217
35 Zach Milam / Ben Milam 5 9.87 216
36 Wyatt Kimmy / Adam Lowe 4 9.48 215
37 Don Farley / Zack Farley 4 8.57 214
38 Eric Polk / Matt Norvell 4 8.36 213
39 Shane Burns / Jeff Morris 2 4.79 7.64 212
40 Ricky Mozingo / Ron Johnson 4 7.26 211
41 Tony Coats / Ronald Strong 3 5.82 210
42 Michael Vaughan / Allen White 3 5.59 209
43 Jeremy Ives / Chris Caudell 2 3.89 208
44 Patrick Williams / Kevin Williams 2 3.61 207
45 David Jordan / Alex Urdaneta 1 1.77 1.77 206
46 Joe Zets / Chris Zets 0.00 205
46 Keven Jones / Bobby Lassiter 0.00 205
46 Rick Morris / Phillip Medford 0.00 205
46 Wayne Stalllings / Justin Everett 0.00 205
46 Eric Rountree / Josh Powell 0.00 205
46 Raymond Jones / Stanton McDuffie 0.00 205
46 Tanner Beaman / William Barrow 0.00 205
46 JA Williford / Donald Jernigan 0.00 205
46 Michael Hoggard / David Freeman 0.00 205
46 Greg Chase / Braxton Chase 0.00 205
46 Aaron D Todd / Jimmy Tanner 0.00 205
46 Brian Stalls / Kyle White 0.00 205
46 Chuck Napier / Aaron Johnson 0.00 205
46 Jason Parker / David Freeman 0.00 205
46 Scooter Lilley / Eric Galasso 0.00 205
46 Billy Bledsoe / Adam Jackson 0.00 205
46 Will James / Mike James 0.00 205
46 Daryl Peele / Steve Bishop 0.00 205
46 Walt Goff / Phillip Gibson 0.00 205
46 Sammy Barrow / Scott Combs 0.00 205

YOUTH TOURNAMENT RESULTS

POS TEAM FISH BF DEAD WT FINAL POINTS
1 Jesse Lancaster / Fisher Lancaster 3 5.06 1 11.33 11.08 250
2 Clayton Baker / Casey Murray 4 7.88 7.88 249
3 Levi Stanley / Colt Hackney 3 4.14 7.09 7.09 248
4 Kieran Stephenson / Grady Stanley 4 6.20 6.20 247
5 Kenzie Baker / Joseph Callis 1 1.65 1.65 1.65 246

Tournament Photo Gallery

 

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